Amazon Redshift Pricing and License Cost

Padmanesh NC
Big Data Solution Architect - Spatial Data Specialist at Sciera, Inc.
Pricing and licensing is so important. In terms of pricing, it's bit high, as they are using standard hardware. My advice to users is: We need to start the cluster when we require it. At the end of the workday, we can just snapshot the clusters and shut them down. And then we restore those snapshots when we need them back. That way, we are charged only for usage rather than spending money on wait time or sleep. View full review »
Crouzier Benjamin
Rails Developer at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
The pricing page is explicit. Choose what suits your needs in terms of storage and performance. View full review »
John Laws
Manager Data Services at a logistics company with 201-500 employees
BI is sold to our customer base as a part of the initial sales bundle. A customer may elect to opt for a white labeled site for an up-charge. View full review »
Director at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
AWS Redshift is one of the fastest and most cost-effective cloud-based databases. They have charged $3330 per TB/year for the ds2.8x large instances which have 244 GB RAM, 36-core CPU, 10Gbps network and 16 TB HDD. View full review »
Full Stack Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Redshift is very cost effective for a cloud based solution if you need to scale it a lot. For smaller data sizes, I would think about using other products. View full review »
Le Nguyen
Data Science Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pricing was quite a strong point of Redshift when it was first released. Nowadays, quite a number of other services are very competitive in pricing, such as BigQuery. View full review »
Nir Wasserman
BI Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
If you want to think of every query you make but want to know that your nodes are fully managed, then use BigQuery Data Analytics. If you want a fixed price, an to not worry about every query, but you need to manage your nodes personally, use Redshift. View full review »
Senior Solutions Engineer, West at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have nothing to add here as I wasn’t involved in this part of the process. However, one of my customers went with Google Big Query over Redshift because it was significantly cheaper for their project. View full review »
Andrew Smale
Principal Consultant
Per hour pricing is helpful to keep the costs of a pilot down, but long-term retention is expensive. View full review »

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