Posted On: Apr 30, 2021

Amazon Redshift data sharing allows you to share live, transactionally consistent data across different Redshift clusters without the complexity and delays associated with data copies and data movement. Ability to share data across clusters that are in the same AWS account is already generally available. Now you can preview cross-account data sharing to share data across Redshift clusters in different AWS accounts, both within and outside your organization. Cross-account data sharing is available on all Redshift RA3 node types. There is no additional cost to use cross-account sharing on your Amazon Redshift clusters. 

With data sharing, you can securely share data at many levels including schemas, tables, views, and user defined functions, and use fine-grained controls to specify access for each data consumer. With cross-account data sharing, you can provide data access to users within your organization, partners, and customers, enabling you to securely offer data and analytics as a service. Users with access to shared data can discover and query the data with high performance using standard SQL and analytics tools. Queries accessing shared data use the compute resources of the consumer Redshift cluster and do not impact the performance of the producer cluster. Amazon Redshift offers detailed auditing capabilities to monitor the data sharing permissions and the usage across all the consumers and revoke access when needed.

Cross-account data sharing (preview) is available for all Amazon Redshift RA3 node types in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), and South America (São Paulo). Learn more about data sharing capability in feature page and refer to documentation for instructions on how to get started with the cross-account data sharing preview.