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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift by Stefan Bauer

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Streaming data

As real-time data warehousing is a topic of discussion at so many companies these days, I thought I would take a break from the highly technical discussions we have been having about the mechanics of running a Redshift cluster and understanding details about how many bytes to store data within 1 MB blocks. This topic is one that is more at the theoretical level, and really will depend on your individual needs, environment, and what kinds of data you have available to you at what frequency. Data warehousing, after all, is really a collection of output from other production systems. Being able to obtain a consistent state from those systems and understanding what data has changed is key to being able to get anywhere close to real ...

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