What is Amazon Redshift?
Amazon Redshift is a popular data warehouse service made for the cloud. Enterprises use it to store their growing business data in order to perform analysis using their existing BI tools and standard SQL.
This cloud data warehouse platform provides business users with the ability to execute complex analytical queries against big data. When compared to traditional data warehouses or other similar cloud-based platforms, it comes with some differences. It stores data in columns rather than rows (like other platforms do) which makes it easier for users to analyze their growing data faster. It also allows users to store their data in a data lake before moving it to the warehouse, which enables them to get faster speed due to this integration.
Benefits of Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse
Earlier, as the big data landscape expanded, enterprises were using on-premise data warehouses but with the volumes of data growing even more they realised that on-prem solutions turned to be expensive and time consuming. Thus, the shift to cloud data warehousing began. Amazon Redshift is one such cloud-based solution that allows businesses to get over these challenges and achieve the most out of their data.
Fast and Scalable- Using Amazon Redshift users can create a cluster within minutes via console. Moreover, the architecture enables users to scale up and down as per their requirements.
Built-in Security- Amazon Redshift provides better security and reduces the overhead of routine database management checks. It also backs up data on a continuous basis to avoid losing important information. It’s built-in security protocols include SSL encryption for transit data, columnar access control, access management etc.
Customization- Amazon Redshift also provides its users with the ability to add more nodes in order increase performance for analyzing massive data sets quickly and achieving fast query responses. Combining Amazon Redshift with Kyvos BI acceleration platform can help you achieve instant responses on trillions of rows of data.
Fully Managed- Using traditional data warehouses becomes challenging when users have to constantly monitor them for scaling and better management. Amazon Redshift includes different features like back up for your data, upgrades etc. Which makes it fully managed on its own.Ā« Back to Glossary