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Amazon Web Services opens up Redshift, lands partners

Redshift aims to capture some of the data warehousing market via managed services, lower costs and automated tasks such as provisioning and configuring.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Amazon Web Services said Friday that its Redshift data warehouse as a service effort is open after a few months in preview. AWS also said that it landed Redshift support from SAP, Informatica and Cognizant.

The company rolled out Redshift, a petabyte-scale cloud-based data warehouse, following a limited preview that began in November during its customer powwow.

With Redshift, AWS is aiming to ride the demand curve for big data and analytics processing power. Redshift aims to capture some of the data warehousing market via managed services, lower costs and automated tasks such as provisioning and configuring.

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In its limited preview, AWS said it garnered a bevy of case studies and use cases. AWS also bolstered its channel for Redshift. The company said SAP, IBM, Informatica, Tableau, Attunity, Actuate, Pentaho, Talend, Birst, Roambi MicroStrategy, Pervasive and Jaspersoft support Redshift. In addition, Capgemini, Cognizant and Full360 are integration partners supporting Redshift.

As for pricing AWS detailed the following on its blog:

You can use the High Storage Extra Large (15 GiB of RAM, 4.4 ECU, and 2 TB of local attached compressed user data) for $0.85 per hour or the High Storage Eight Extra Large (120 GiB of RAM, 35 ECU, and 16 TB of local attached user data) for $6.80 per hour. With either instance type, you pay an effective price of $3,723 per terabyte per year for storage and processing. One Year and Three Year Reserved Instances are also available, pushing the annual cost per terabyte down to $2,190 and $999, respectively.

More: Executive Guide: Making the business case for big data (free ebook)

 

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