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Quick Start Published for 'Most Popular' Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) published a new Quick Start for Amazon Redshift, which the cloud giant describes as "the most popular and fastest growing cloud data warehouse."

The new guidance serves as an automated reference deployment that use AWS CloudFormation templates to deploy Redshift on AWS, following AWS best practices as part of the Quick Start program.

AWS says more than 15,000 customers use Redshift, which the company says is the world's fastest cloud data warehouse, two times faster than all competitors and 10 times faster than it was two years ago.

"Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data using standard structured query language (SQL) and your existing business intelligence tools," AWS said in announcing the new Quick Start. "It enables you to run complex analytic queries against petabytes of structured data, using sophisticated query optimization, columnar storage on high-performance local disks, and massively parallel query execution.

 Quick Start architecture for Amazon Redshift on AWS
[Click on image for larger view.] Quick Start architecture for Amazon Redshift on AWS (source: AWS).

"Traditional data warehouses require significant time and resources to administer, especially for large datasets. In addition, the financial cost associated with building, maintaining, and growing self-managed, on-premises data warehouses is very high. Amazon Redshift not only significantly lowers the cost and operational overhead of a data warehouse but, with Redshift Spectrum, also makes it easy to analyze large amounts of data in its native format, without requiring you to load the data."

Using the Quick Start requires downloading the appropriate AWS CloudFormation templates used to automate deployment, after which architecture and details guidance is available, along with a deployment guide.

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