Amazon Redshift is the world’s most widely deployed analytic database. Since its release in 2012, Redshift has gained traction for several reasons:
- Superior performance
Redshift competes head-to-head with other analytic databases, including Vertica, Teradata, and Greenplum, on a wide range of performance indicators. Customers transitioning from Postgres or MySQL to Redshift can see performance improvements of 100-1000x or more.
- Ease of Deployment
Redshift is available to self-provision online via the Amazon Web Services management console.
A basic Redshift configuration can be purchased for $100 or so per month, allowing organizations to begin deploying Redshift at any stage of project / business. Redshift continues to be a cost-effective solution as data needs grow.