Amazon Web Services Launches Redshift Data Warehouse in the Cloud
At its re:Invent user conference, Amazon Web Services launched a new service called Redshift, which is a data warehouse in the cloud.Amazon Web Services has announced the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, its new data warehouse in the cloud. Amazon said its new petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud provides a fast and powerful solution that increases the speed of query performance when users are analyzing virtually any size data set, using the same SQL-based business intelligence tools they use today. With just a few clicks in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Management Console, customers can launch a Redshift cluster, starting with a few hundred gigabytes and scaling to a petabyte or more, for less than $1,000 per terabyte per year--one tenth the price of most data warehousing solutions available to customers today, AWS officials said. AWS announced Redshift at its re:Invent user conference in Las Vegas Nov. 28. The re:Invent conference is AWS' first-ever user conference. The event, which runs Nov. 27 to 29, is a gathering of customers, partners, developers and others who make up the AWS ecosystem.
"Over the past two years, one of the most frequent requests we've heard from customers is for AWS to build a data warehouse service," Raju Gulabani, vice president of database services at AWS, said in a statement. "Enterprises are tired of paying such high prices for their data warehouses, and smaller companies can't afford to analyze the vast amount of data they collect--often throwing away 95 percent of their data. This frustrates customers as they know the cloud has made it easier and less expensive than ever to collect, store, and analyze data.