Posted On: Nov 18, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Amazon Redshift is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.

AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations as well as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) requirements.

Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service that costs as little as $1,000/TB/Year. Amazon Redshift enables you to encrypt your data in transit and at rest - using SSL connections between your client application and the cluster and encrypting data written to disk via AES-256. By default, Amazon Redshift takes care of key management, but you can choose to manage your keys using your own on premise hardware security modules (HSMs). Amazon Redshift can also ingest data encrypted using client side encryption on Amazon S3. Amazon Redshift logs all SQL operations, which you can access using system tables or download securely to Amazon S3. Taken together these features allow numerous customers, including Nasdaq and IMS Health, to run extremely sensitive workloads on Amazon Redshift.

To get started with Amazon Redshift for free for two months, please visit the AWS Management Console for the GovCloud region. To learn more about Amazon Redshift's recently released features, please visit the Developer Guide and Management Guide history. To receive alerts when new features are announced, please subscribe to our feature announcements thread in the Amazon Redshift forum.