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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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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