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Category: Amazon Redshift

Fact or Fiction: Google BigQuery Outperforms Amazon Redshift as an Enterprise Data Warehouse?

Publishing misleading performance benchmarks is a classic old guard marketing tactic. It’s not surprising to see old guard companies (like Oracle) doing this, but we were kind of surprised to see Google take this approach, too. So, when Google presented their BigQuery vs. Amazon Redshift benchmark results at a private event in San Francisco on September 29, 2016, it piqued our interest and we decided to dig deeper.

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Simplify Management of Amazon Redshift Snapshots using AWS Lambda

NOTE: Amazon Redshift now supports creating an automatic snapshot schedule using the snapshot scheduler. For more information, please review this “What’s New” post. ———————————- Ian Meyers is a Solutions Architecture Senior Manager with AWS Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data […]

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JOIN Amazon Redshift AND Amazon RDS PostgreSQL WITH dblink

Tony Gibbs is a Solutions Architect with AWS (Update: This blog post has been translated into Japanese) When it comes to choosing a SQL-based database in AWS, there are many options. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which one to choose. For example, when would you use Amazon Aurora instead of Amazon RDS PostgreSQL […]

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Real-time in-memory OLTP and Analytics with Apache Ignite on AWS

Babu Elumalai is a Solutions Architect with AWS Organizations are generating tremendous amounts of data, and they increasingly need tools and systems that help them use this data to make decisions. The data has both immediate value (for example, trying to understand how a new promotion is performing in real time) and historic value (trying […]

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Encrypt Your Amazon Redshift Loads with Amazon S3 and AWS KMS

Russell Nash is a Solutions Architect with AWS Have you been looking for a straightforward way to encrypt your Amazon Redshift data loads? Have you wondered how to safely manage the keys and where to perform the encryption? In this post, I will walk through a solution that meets these requirements by showing you how […]

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Amazon Redshift UDF repository on AWSLabs

Christopher Crosbie is a Healthcare and Life Science Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services Zach Christopherson, an Amazon Redshift Database Engineer, contributed to this post Did you ever have a need for complex string parsing in Amazon Redshift and wish you could simply add f_parse_url_query_string(url) to your SQL query? Have you ever tried to weigh which would be less […]

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Agile Analytics with Amazon Redshift

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services What makes outstanding business intelligence (BI)? It needs to be accurate and up-to-date, but this alone won’t differentiate a solution. Perhaps a better measure is to consider the reaction you get when your latest report or metric is released to the business. Good BI […]

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Query Routing and Rewrite: Introducing pgbouncer-rr for Amazon Redshift and PostgreSQL

NOTE: You can now use federated queries in Amazon Redshift to query and analyze data across operational databases, data warehouses, and data lakes. For more information, please review the Amazon Redshift documentation article, “Querying Data with Federated Query in Amazon Redshift.” ———————————- Bob Strahan is a senior consultant with AWS Professional Services. Have you ever […]

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Migrating Metadata when Encrypting an Amazon Redshift Cluster

NOTE: Amazon Redshift now supports enabling and disabling encryption with 1-click. For more information, please review this “What’s New” post. ————————————— John Loughlin is a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. A customer came to us asking for help expanding and modifying their Amazon Redshift cluster. In the course of responding to their request, we […]

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