Reduce Amazon Redshift
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Redshift cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Redshift costs with these tips


Right-Size Resources

Analyze data warehousing usage patterns and adjust your Redshift resources accordingly. Redshift charges based on use; consult AWS docs for pricing info.


Use Reserved Nodes

Reserved nodes provide significant discounts for predictable workloads compared to on-demand pricing. They require a 1 or 3 year commitment.


Integrate w/ Amazon S3

Use services like Amazon S3 for temporary cluster snapshots and backup storage, optimizing Redshift resource allocation and minimizing costs.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Redshift Service information & pricing

About Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift provides a scalable, secure, high-performance data warehousing solution. Leveraging a Massively Parallel Processing architecture and RA3 instances, it ensures cost-effective compute-storage separation. Its zero-ETL approach integrates with Amazon S3 data lakes and databases such as Amazon Aurora, RDS, and DynamoDB. It supports SQL queries, dashboard creation, near real-time and AI/Gen-AI apps, and secure data sharing across AWS regions, teams, and third-party warehouses.

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Amazon Redshift pricing

Amazon Redshift offers On-Demand, Reserved, and Serverless options starting at $0.25/hr. It quickly adapts capacity through Elastic Resize and Concurrency Scaling. Provisioned Redshift offers scalable and pausable clusters at reduced costs. RA3 nodes handle separate computing and storage scaling/payments, and DC2 nodes suit compute-intensive warehouses. Spectrum, Concurrency Scaling, and RMS utilize a pay-as-you-go model with extra charges for Redshift ML beyond SageMaker's free tier. Serverless users receive a $300 credit for 90 days.

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