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A DBA’s Guide to the Amazon Redshift Architecture

7 min READ
February 23rd 2019
In this post, we’ll lay out the 5 major components of Amazon Redshift’s architecture.Data applicationsClustersLeader nodesCompute nodesRedshift SpectrumUnderstanding the components and how they work is fundamental for building a data platform with Redshift. In the post, we’ll provide tips and r […]
Lars Kamp Lars Kamp

Announcing Query Insights

3 min READ
January 28th 2019
The number one driver of change for our customers is that they are experiencing huge growth in data and query volume.We observe three main drivers behind that growth:Growth in the number of data sources connected to a Redshift cluster and the volume of data coming from those sources. We observe […]
Paul Lappas Paul Lappas

14 Examples of Data Pipelines Built with Amazon Redshift

14 min READ
January 17th 2019
At, we work with companies that build data pipelines and data lakes in the cloud. Some start "cloud-native", others migrate from on-premise solutions like Oracle or Teradata. What they all have in common though is the one question they ask us at the very beginning:"How do other companies […]
Mike Pavloski Mike Pavloski

How We Reduced Our Amazon Redshift Cost by 28%

7 min READ
September 18th 2018
Scale down, if you dareAmazon Redshift makes it easy to scale. Need more computing power or disk space? Simply add a few nodes with a click or two in the AWS Console and after a couple of hours of Read-Only mode your data warehouse will be ready to crunch your valuable and growing dataset faster tha […]
Stefan Gromoll Stefan Gromoll

Product Update: An Easy Way To Find The Cause of Disk Usage Spikes in Amazon Redshift

1 min READ
September 12th 2018
In August we worked on a few new features in that make your life as a data engineer easier when working with Amazon Redshift.For example, "Disk full" errors can be one of the performance issues you may encounter. And so we've made it easier to find the cause of disk usage spikes in Amazo […]
Paul Lappas Paul Lappas
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