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The most valuable features are that it's easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it.
It allows you write complex queries and perform row by row processes.
It allows for the storage of huge amounts of data.
The ability to reload data multiple times at different times.
It handles high volumes of data very well.
It has allowed fast daily loads and analysis of millions of rows of data, which eventually moved to near real-time.
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.
In the next release, a pivot function would be a big help. It could save a lot of time creating a query or process to handle operations.
Should be made available across zones, like other Multi-AZ solutions.
It needs more compatibility with common BI tools.
Concurrent queries are limited to 32, making it more of a data storage mechanism instead of an active DWH solution.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20.
Per hour pricing is helpful to keep the costs of a pilot down, but long-term retention is expensive.
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Also Known As
|Microsoft PDW, SQL Server Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse|
Amazon Redshift is a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Customers can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments or upfront costs and scale to a petabyte or more for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth of most other data warehousing solutions.
Traditional data warehouses require significant time and resource to administer, especially for large datasets. In addition, the financial cost associated with building, maintaining, and growing self-managed, on-premise data warehouses is very high. Amazon Redshift not only significantly lowers the cost of a data warehouse, but also makes it easy to analyze large amounts of data very quickly.
Amazon Redshift gives you fast querying capabilities over structured data using familiar SQL-based clients and business intelligence (BI) tools using standard ODBC and JDBC connections. Queries are distributed and parallelized across multiple physical resources. You can easily scale an Amazon Redshift data warehouse up or down with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or with a single API call. Amazon Redshift automatically patches and backs up your data warehouse, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period. Amazon Redshift uses replication and continuous backups to enhance availability and improve data durability and can automatically recover from component and node failures. In addition, Amazon Redshift supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), SSL, AES-256 encryption and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect your data in transit and at rest.
As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Amazon Redshift lets you pay as you go. You can even try Amazon Redshift for free.
The traditional structured relational data warehouse was never designed to handle the volume of exponential data growth, the variety of semi-structured and unstructured data types, or the velocity of real time data processing. Microsoft's SQL Server data warehouse solution integrates your traditional data warehouse with non-relational data and it can handle data of all sizes and types, with real-time performance.
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