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AWS Makes Amazon Redshift Available to All Customers
A fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud
By: Jeremy Geelan
Feb. 16, 2013 08:00 AM
“With order of magnitude improvements in price/performance, Amazon Redshift makes big data analytics accessible to more people, allowing large organizations to analyze more of their data and smaller ones to afford fast, scalable data warehousing technology," said Raju Gulabani, Vice President of Database Services at Amazon Web Services as AWS today announced that Amazon Redshift is now broadly available for use.
“When we set out to build Amazon Redshift, we wanted to leverage the massive scale of AWS to deliver ten times the performance at 1/10 the cost of on-premise data warehouses in use today,” Gulabani continued, adding: "We are delighted by the excitement from our preview customers as they’ve experienced the performance improvement and lower costs that Amazon Redshift delivers."
"You can start small (which, at data warehouse scale, means a couple of hundred gigabytes), and scale up to a petabyte or more as you discover what Amazon Redshift can do for you."
Since Amazon Redshift was announced at the AWS re: Invent conference in November 2012, customers using the service during the limited preview have ranged from startups to global enterprises, with datasets from terabytes to petabytes, across industries including social, gaming, mobile, advertising, manufacturing, healthcare, e-commerce, and financial services.
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