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Announcing App Tracing - Monitoring Your Data Apps With

2 min READ
June 27th 2018
App Tracing surfaces important information about how apps & users interact with your data. It can help answer questions like: which user is responsible for this spike in concurrency? who is the most “expensive” Looker user? what is the average latency of a dashboard or model? Of all dashboards executed by a particular user? my […]
Paul Lappas Paul Lappas

4 Simple Steps To Set-up Your WLM in Amazon Redshift For Better Workload Scalability

6 min READ
June 25th 2018
One of the major propositions of Amazon Redshift is simplicity. It only takes minutes to spin up a cluster. The time-to-first-report, i.e. the time it takes to go from creating a cluster to seeing the results of their first query, can be less than 15 minutes. That’s true even for petabyte-scale workloads. Because it’s so […]
Lars Kamp Lars Kamp

What is TensorFlow? An Intro to The Most Popular Machine Learning Framework

4 min READ
June 20th 2018
In the last few years, we’ve seen an amazing rise of software tools for Machine Learning (ML). Starting from ML-specialized libraries in modern programming languages – such as Python, Scala and R, to cloud-based data engineering and analytics platforms – such as AWS, GCP and Azure, to software frameworks for development of large-scale ML solutions, […]
Mike Pavloski Mike Pavloski

A Quick Guide to Using Short Query Acceleration and WLM for Amazon Redshift for Faster Queries

4 min READ
April 24th 2018
In November 2017, AWS introduced Short Query Acceleration (SQA) for Amazon Redshift. The promise of SQA is to speed up execution of short running queries, with better predictability of query execution times. That, of course, sounds amazing. So in this post, we’ll cover what SQA is, how you enable it, and what trade-offs you’re making […]
Lars Kamp Lars Kamp

What Causes "Serializable Isolation Violation Errors" in Amazon Redshift?

5 min READ
April 10th 2018
As an Amazon Redshift administrator, you may have come across an error in your logs that looks like this: ERROR: 1023 DETAIL: Serializable isolation violation on table – 15464033, transactions forming the cycle are: 44753006, 44753010 (pid:22973) This post will work through how to understand the root cause of these errors and how to fix […]
Stefan Gromoll Stefan Gromoll
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