Amazon Redshift

Fast, simple, cost-effective data warehouse that can extend queries to your data lake

Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data across your data warehouse and data lake. Redshift delivers ten times faster performance than other data warehouses by using machine learning, massively parallel query execution, and columnar storage on high-performance disk. You can setup and deploy a new data warehouse in minutes, and run queries across petabytes of data in your Redshift data warehouse, and exabytes of data in your data lake built on Amazon S3. You can start small for just $0.25 per hour and scale to $250 per terabyte per year, less than one-tenth the cost of other solutions.

To create your first Amazon Redshift data warehouse, follow our Getting Started Guide and get the most out of your experience. Contact us to request support for your proof-of-concept or evaluation.To accelerate your migration to Amazon Redshift, you can use the AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) free for six months. Learn more »

What is Amazon Redshift?


Faster Performance

Amazon Redshift delivers 10x better performance than other data warehouses. It uses machine learning, a massively parallel architecture, compute-optimized hardware, and result set caching to deliver high throughput and sub-second response times. With Redshift, you spend less time waiting, and more time gaining insights from your data.

Easy to set up, deploy, and manage

Amazon Redshift is simple to use, enabling you to deploy a new data warehouse in minutes. Redshift automates most of the common administrative tasks to manage, monitor, and scale your data warehouse. This helps you break free from the complexities of managing on-premises data warehouses.


Amazon Redshift is the most cost effective cloud data warehouse, and less than 1/10th the cost of traditional data warehouses on-premises. There are no upfront costs with Redshift, and you only pay for what you use. You can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments, and scale out for just $250 per terabyte per year.


Scale quickly to meet your needs

Amazon Redshift enables you to scale from querying gigabytes to exabytes of data across your Redshift data warehouse and Amazon S3 data lake. Quickly analyze any size of data in S3 with no loading or ETL required, and easily resize your Redshift cluster with just a few clicks on the console or a simple API call. With Redshift, you can scale up or down as your needs change.

Query your data lake

Amazon Redshift extends your data warehouse to your data lake to help you gain unique insights that you could not get by querying independent data silos. You can directly query open data formats stored in Amazon S3 with Redshift Spectrum, a feature of Redshift, without the need for unnecessary data movement. This enables you to analyze data across your data warehouse and data lake, together, with a single service.


Amazon Redshift runs mission critical workloads for large financial services, healthcare, retail, and government organizations. The database can be encrypted using AWS KMS or HSM. You can isolate your clusters using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Redshift is compliant with SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, PCI DSS Level 1 requirements, and FedRAMP, and HIPAA eligible with BAA available from AWS.

Case studies

Amazon Redshift has the largest number of data warehousing deployments in the cloud. Redshift powers some of the worlds most business-critical workloads for NTT Docomo, FINRA, Philips, Yelp, Nasdaq, and more.


Learn how NTT DOCOMO uses Amazon Redshift to analyze over four petabytes of data.


Learn how Finra uses Amazon Redshift to analyze billions of transactions daily.


Learn how Johnson & Johnson minimizes time to insight with Amazon Redshift.


Learn how Yelp uses Amazon Redshift to analyze massive amounts of clickstream and log data. 


Learn how Nasdaq uses Amazon Redshift to analyze over 4.8 billion rows of data daily.


Learn how Periscope Data runs hundreds-of-millions of quieries per day backed by billions of rows of data in Amazon Redshift.


Learn how Civis Analytics uses Amazon Redshift to help people at all levels in an organization make data-driven decisions.

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Learn how Betterment uses Amazon Redshift for advanced metrics and data analysis to deliver investment advice.

Use cases

Accelerate all your analytics workloads

You can use Amazon Redshift to get sub-second results for reports, dashboards, and interactive analysis, and to get fast results for complex queries on any scale of data. Redshift uses machine learning, massively parallel execution, columnar storage on high-performance disk, and result caching to give you the performance you need on any mix of workloads.

Unified data warehouse and data lake

You can use Amazon Redshift to run queries across your data warehouse and data lake to unlock insights that you would not be able to obtain by querying independent data silos. Redshift Spectrum can directly query open file formats in Amazon S3 and data in Redshift in a single query, without the need or delay of loading the S3 data. This gives you the freedom to store data where you want, in the format you want, and get fast query results at any scale.

Modernize your on-premises data warehouse

You can modernize your on-premises data warehouse to a fast, scalable, easy to manage, and cost-effective cloud data warehouse running on Amazon Redshift. Redshift automates most of the common administrative tasks to setup, scale, manage, and maintain your data warehouse. By handling these time-consuming and labor-intensive tasks, you can focus more on your data and your analytics.

Get started with Amazon Redshift

With Amazon Redshift, you can create your first data warehouse in minutes.
Follow these steps to load sample data and start analyzing it with Amazon Redshift.
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