Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is the managed data warehouse solution offered by Amazon Web Services. It has a collection of computing resources called nodes, which are organized into a group called a cluster. The first node you create is called the leader node. If customers add more, they are called a compute node. Each cluster runs an Amazon Redshift engine and contains one or more databases.

  • Amazon Redshift is built on the data warehouse technology MPP (Massive Parallel Processing) ParAccel by Actian. The product is a simple and cost-effective way to analyze all your business data using customers existing business intelligence tools.
  • Amazon Redshift is a relational database management system, as such it is compatible with other RDBMS applications. Although it provides the same functionality as a typical RDBMS, including online transaction processing (OLTP) functions such as inserting and deleting data, Amazon Redshift is optimized for high-performance analysis and reporting of very large datasets