Amazon Redshift

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Amazon Redshift
Initial release October 2012; 5 years ago (2012-10)
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
License Proprietary

Amazon Redshift is an Internet hosting service and data warehouse product announced in November 2012 which forms part of the larger cloud-computing platform Amazon Web Services. It is built on top of technology from the massive parallel processing (MPP) data-warehouse company ParAccel (later acquired by Actian),[1] to handle large scale data sets and database migrations.[2] Redshift differs from Amazon's other hosted database offering, Amazon RDS, in its ability to handle analytics workloads on big data data sets stored by a column-oriented DBMS principle.

Amazon Redshift is based on an older version of PostgreSQL 8.0.2, and Redshift has made changes to that version.[3][4] An initial preview beta was released on November 2012[5] and a full release was made available on February 15, 2013. The service can handle connections from most other applications using ODBC and JDBC connections.[6]

Amazon has listed a number of business intelligence software proprietors as partners and tested tools in their "APN Partner" program.[7] The company's business intelligence partners include Actian, Actuate Corporation, Alteryx, Dundas Data Visualization, IBM Cognos, Infor, Logi Analytics, Looker, MicroStrategy, Pentaho,[8][9] Qlik, SiSense, Tableau Software, and Yellowfin. Partner companies providing data integration tools include Informatica, SnapLogic, Talend, Matillion, and Stitch. System integration and consulting partners include Accenture, Deloitte and DXC Technology.

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  2. ^ "Improve data processing performance on AWS Redshift by 200%". 
  3. ^ "Redshift and PostgreSQL". AWS. Amazon. 
  4. ^ "Unsupported PostgreSQL features". AWS. Amazon. 
  5. ^ "Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing". Information Week. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Louwers, Johan (February 1, 2014). "Amazon Redshift cloud based data warehouse service". .
  7. ^ "Amazon Redshift Partners", AWS Partner Network, Amazon, 2017-02-06, archived from the original on 2017-02-06 .
  8. ^ "APN - Amazon Redshift Partners - Pentaho". AWS. Amazon. Pentaho has certified its business analytics and data integration platform to work with Amazon Redshift. 
  9. ^ "Amazon Web Services". then transformed, refined, and immediately pushed into Amazon Redshift.