Building Your First Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse

by Russ Thomas

Amazon Redshift is a low-cost cloud data platform that can scale from gigabytes to petabytes on a high performance column-oriented SQL engine. Join data pro Russ Thomas on a demo-heavy dive into Redshift and build your first data warehouse on AWS.

What you'll learn

Amazon Redshift brings the power of scale-out architecture to the world of traditional data warehousing. In Building Your First Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse, you will explore this low cost, cloud based storage that can be scaled up or down to meet your true size and performance needs. First, you will learn to stand up and configure a sample data warehouse. Next, you will explore the internal workings and architecture of Redshift and what makes it so fast. Finally, you will get hands on experience connecting, querying, and building BI and data viz products as well as learn how to secure, maintain, and administer your new platform. By the end of this course, you will be able to scale from gigabytes to petabytes on this high performance column-oriented SQL engine.

About the author

Currently an IT leader in Denver Colorado's financial sector Russ has focused on database engineering, modelling, administration, and BI since 1997 across the Microsoft stack. Russ is a passionate trainer and SQL community volunteer presenting regularly at PASS SQL Saturday events and local user groups around the US. In 2019 much of Russ' focus turned to cloud based data lakes specifically on Google BigQuery.

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