Amazon Redshift Review

Easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it


What is our primary use case?

We are using the private cloud model of this solution. Our primary use case is for a data warehouse for BI.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it.

What needs improvement?

Compatibility with other products, for example, Microsoft and Google, is a bit difficult because each one of them wants to be isolated with their solutions. That's a big problem now.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Redshift for around eight to nine months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is okay. It's easily scalable. We don't have any plans to increase usage at the moment. We currently have two users directly using this solution. Indirectly we have around 50 users.

We require two staff members for maintenance and others are just consuming data from it.

How are customer service and technical support?

There hasn't been a need to contact technical support at this point. We haven't had any technical issues. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The deployment took a few hours. 

What about the implementation team?

We integrated it ourselves. 

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI. It's been useful.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a ten out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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