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Amazon Redshift Engineering’s Advanced Table Design Playbook: Distribution Styles and Distribution Keys

  Part 1: Preamble, Prerequisites, and Prioritization Part 2: Distribution Styles and Distribution Keys (Translated into Japanese) Part 3: Compound and Interleaved Sort Keys Part 4: Compression Encodings Part 5: Table Data Durability The first table and column properties we discuss in this blog series are table distribution styles (DISTSTYLE) and distribution keys (DISTKEY). This blog […]

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Amazon Redshift Engineering’s Advanced Table Design Playbook: Preamble, Prerequisites, and Prioritization

  Part 1: Preamble, Prerequisites, and Prioritization (Translated into Japanese) Part 2: Distribution Styles and Distribution Keys Part 3: Compound and Interleaved Sort Keys Part 4: Compression Encodings Part 5: Table Data Durability Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte scale, massively parallel data warehouse that offers simple operations and high performance. AWS customers use Amazon […]

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Using pgpool and Amazon ElastiCache for Query Caching with Amazon Redshift

Felipe Garcia and Hugo Rozestraten are Solutions Architects for Amazon Web Services In this blog post, we’ll use a real customer scenario to show you how to create a caching layer in front of Amazon Redshift using pgpool and Amazon ElastiCache. Almost every application, no matter how simple, uses some kind of database. With SQL […]

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

Randall Hunt is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Web Services A few weeks ago, 2nd Watch (a leading cloud native Systems Integrator) wrote the Benchmarking Amazon Aurora post, analyzing Google’s benchmark of their Cloud SQL database service against AWS’s Amazon Aurora. In that analysis, 2nd Watch found that Aurora outperforms Cloud SQL consistently and that […]

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Simplify Management of Amazon Redshift Snapshots using AWS Lambda

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 using your existing business intelligence tools. A cluster is automatically backed up to Amazon S3 by default, and three automatic snapshots of the cluster […]

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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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