Posted On: Aug 6, 2019

Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling is now available in five additional AWS Regions: Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Seoul). The Amazon Redshift Management Console presents performance graphs for monitoring Concurrency Scaling activity and associated performance gains related to query concurrency, throughput, latency, and queueing on your Amazon Redshift cluster.

Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling elastically scales query processing power to provide consistently fast performance for hundreds of concurrent queries. Concurrency Scaling resources are added to your Redshift cluster transparently in seconds, as concurrency increases, to process queries without wait time. Concurrency Scaling is free for most Redshift customers as each active Redshift cluster earns up to one hour of free Concurrency Scaling credits per day, which is sufficient for the concurrency needs of most customers. This provides customers with predictability in their month-to-month cost, even during periods of fluctuating analytical demand. Refer to the Amazon Redshift pricing for more details.

To enable Concurrency Scaling, simply set the Concurrency Scaling Mode to Auto in the AWS Management Console, as described in the Redshift Cluster Management Guide. You can allocate Concurrency Scaling usage to specific user groups and workloads, control the number of Concurrency Scaling clusters that can be used, and monitor Cloudwatch performance and usage metrics.  

Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and Asia Pacific (Seoul) AWS Regions, and will expand to additional regions in the coming months. To learn more, please visit the Redshift product page