Posted On: Apr 23, 2020

You can now monitor and control your usage and associated cost for Amazon Redshift Spectrum and Concurrency Scaling features. You can create daily, weekly, and monthly usage limits, and define actions that Amazon Redshift automatically takes if those limits are reached to maintain your budget with predictability. Actions include: logging an event to a system table, alerting with a CloudWatch alarm, notifying an administrator with SNS, and disabling further usage. Amazon Redshift Spectrum enables you to power a lake house architecture to directly query and join data across your data warehouse and data lake, and Concurrency Scaling enables you to support thousands of concurrent users and queries with consistently fast query performance.

To create usage limits in the Amazon Redshift console, simply choose "Configure usage limit" in the "Actions" menu for your cluster. You can monitor your usage trends and get alerts on usage exceeding your defined limits with automatically generated CloudWatch metrics in your cluster monitoring and performance tabs. You can also create, modify, and delete usage limits programmatically by using the AWS CLI and API.

Cost controls are available to all Amazon Redshift customers with release version 1.0.14677 or later in the AWS regions where Spectrum and Concurrency Scaling are available. For more information visit the documentation. Refer to the AWS Region Table for Amazon Redshift availability.