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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift by Stefan Bauer

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Configuration options

As you saw outlined in the pricing information, there are two kinds of nodes you can choose from when creating your cluster.

The basic configuration of the large Redshift (dw.hs1.xlarge) node is as follows:

  • CPU: 2 Virtual Cores (Intel Xeon E5)
  • Memory: 15 GB
  • Storage: 3 HDD with 2 TB of locally attached storage
  • Network: Moderate
  • Disk I/O: Moderate

The basic configuration of the extra-large Redshift (dw.hs1.8xlarge) node is as follows:

  • CPU: 16 Virtual Cores (Intel Xeon E5)
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Storage: 24 HDD with 16 TB of locally attached storage
  • Network: 10 GB Ethernet
  • Disk I/O: Very high

The hs in the naming convention is the designation Amazon has used for high-density storage.

An important point to note; if you are interested in a single-node ...

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