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Amazon Redshift Now Available in Japan

Amazon Redshift is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. AWS customers running in this Region can now create a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse today at a price point that is a tenth that of most traditional data warehousing solutions.

Customers Love Amazon Redshift
We launched Redshift in February of 2013. Since that time, we’ve signed up well over 1000 customers, and are currently adding over a 100 or so per week. In aggregate, we’ve enabled these customers to save millions of dollars in capital expenditures (CAPEX).

Timon Karnezos of Aggregate Knowledge did a deep dive on Redshift to learn more about its performance and cost characteristics. His recent blog post, AWS Redshift, How Amazon Changed the Game, tells the story. Timon tested 4 data sets (2 billion to 57 billion rows) on six Redshift cluster configurations (1 to 32 of the dw.hs1.xlarge nodes and either 2 or 4 of the dw.hs1.8xlarge nodes). His data sets were stored in Amazon S3; he found that the overall load time scaled linearly with cost and data size. He also measured a variety of queries that were representative of those he runs to generate reports, and found that performance to be impressive as well, with near-linear scaling even as the data set grew beyond 50 billion rows, with very consistent query times. Timon also tested Redshift’s snapshotting and resizing features, and wrapped up by noting that:

I caused a small riot among the analysts when I mentioned off-hand how quickly I could run these queries on substantial data sets. On a service that I launched and loaded overnight with about three days of prior fiddling/self-training.

Were excited to see how customers are benefiting from Amazon Redshifts price, performance, and ease of use, so please keep the blog posts coming.

Get Started Today
Amazon Redshift is now available in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU West (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions, with additional Regions coming soon.

You can get started with Redshift today. Read the Redshift Getting Started Guide, check out the selection of business intelligence and data integration software in the AWS Marketplace, and launch your own cluster.

— Jeff;

PS – We are also launching a number of new EC2 instance types in the Tokyo Region.