Redshift - it is not the destination it is journey !
December 30, 2020

Redshift - it is not the destination it is journey !

Bojan Sovilj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Redshift

Cloudwalker offers analytic services for the gambling industry. The gambling industry has vast amounts of data that are high speed and variability. Our services from Redshift help gambling companies have better control of their bookmaking product, have a complete view of customers betting history, helps with detecting problematic accounts, etc.
  • Redshift has concurrency scaling helps serve more customers queries
  • Redshift has automatic table compression having less disc space consumed comparing to other data warehouse solutions
  • With ra3 new node types we can separate storage and compute
  • Having automatic vacuum delete helps having conzisent performance in cases where data variability in dwh production zone is present
  • Consistent service improvements from AWS: temporary tables, null handling in joins, single row inserts, materialized views
  • Frequent changes of management console look and feel
  • Automatic vacuum sort doesn't work for several billion rows tables
  • Disc IOPS performance monitoring excluded
  • In our case Redshift is much cheaper than other solutions
1. Redshift has better compression (automated) consuming less space then competitors
2. Automated Vacuum Delete for having consistent performance
3. AWS introduced ra3 node types for simple separation of compute and storage
4. Redshift has automatic concurrency scaling, provisioning new nodes if necessary
5. Better and more native integration with s3 data lake, possible destination for AWS Kinesis Firehose
6. Transparent 'pay-as-you-go' commercial model
7. Automatic backup

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Redshift is great data warehouse solution if you have several billion rows tables. More than 200 very important improvements were added in several years' time. With new Redshift instance types solution has separation of storage and compute and magnitude better query response times. Don't use Redshift if you have less than several billion rows tables.

Amazon Redshift Support

Several service improvements saved us literally!
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response