Chapter 1. Overview

In this chapter, we will take an in-depth look at the topics we will be covering throughout the book. This chapter will also give you some background as to why Redshift is different from other databases you have used in the past, as well as the general types of things you will need to consider when starting up your first Redshift cluster.

This book, Getting Started with Amazon Redshift, is intended to provide a practical as well as technical overview of the product for anyone that may be intrigued as to why this technology is interesting as well as those that actually wish to take it for a test drive. Ideally, there is something here for everyone interested in this technology. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will gain an ...

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