Amazon Redshift is a widely used tool, and a good choice for many organizations.
June 23, 2017

Amazon Redshift is a widely used tool, and a good choice for many organizations.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Redshift

My company uses Amazon redshift to store the majority of our website and offline data. We connect Redshift to dashboard/visualization tools that are used by the entire company. Data availability and ad box analysis is very important to my organization, so having a reliable and accessible storage system is vital.
  • It is built out and widely used, which makes it easier to debug and learn.
  • Cheap to store and query.
  • PostgreSQL makes it easier to query.
  • We'd like to get streaming live data.
  • Compute and storage are connected, which can waste CPU.
  • Loading the data into Redshift can be challenging.
  • Redshift has played an important role in allowing our company to share data and insights across the company.
  • Saved us money on data storage.
  • The SQL nature made it faster for our team to implement and use.
Amazon redshift is useful for our data sets due to its low cost and ease of use for the analysts, however, we were considering using BigQuery instead if we had chosen to pursue the Google Analytics 360 product.
If you are using Google Analytics 360, then Googel BigQuery would be more appropriate. However for companies with big transactional data that want to do complex SQL querying--it could be a good choice.