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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift by Stefan Bauer

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Performance monitoring

Now that you have the high-level concept of loading data, there are a few monitoring pages on the Redshift Monitoring console that you will want to take a look at. By selecting the Performance tab, you will be presented a series of graphs. I will get to the queries that use the system tables that support these graphs when we look at query monitoring in a later chapter. The following graph takes a look at CPU utilization as well as network throughput. You will see, in a two node configuration, there are actually three lines on the graph; the Leader, as well as the two Compute nodes. Nothing of what you see here in these two graphs should surprise you. As a data copy load is started, CPU and network resources are used.

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