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‘Turbo charging Amazon Redshift’s columnar efficiencies 


Jan 25, 2021

Amazon Redshift is the data warehousing service that forms a key part of the overall AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud solution. Redshift enables organisations, both large and small, to store a variety of different kinds of data in a central cloud-based ‘warehouse’ and have it ready for querying.

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With the demands that are being put on analytics today, by the sheer growth of datasets and the multitude data points available to businesses, ever more efficiencies are required from data warehouses to meet the demands that are being put upon it and maximise the insights and competitive advantages that can be drawn out.

Redshift has commonality with relational databases as it stores its data in a structured way, however, a key difference that Redshift has versus conventional databases is that it uses a column-orientated structure as opposed to row-orientated. Storing database tables in this columnar structure drastically reduces the overall requirements on disk Input/Output, thereby reducing the amounts of data that are being loaded from the disk. This is a key factor in enabling Redshift to optimise analytics performance.

In essence, the column-orientated structure means that each data block stores values of a single column for multiple rows of data. As data is loaded onto the Redshift data warehouse, it is automatically converted to the columnar structure.

This structure enables Redshift to use a compression scheme which is optimised for each particular data type, providing disk space savings and efficiencies. These space savings, in turn, enable more data to be loaded directly into memory as analytic work is being carried out. This drastically reduces the requirements on disk Input/Output.

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Author Bio:

Tech & Finance blogger and digital agency consultant – Dave has worked in digital 10 years in client-side, agency-side, and self-employed capacities.
He now writes engaging content and creates innovative digital strategies for the finance and tech industries. He is the creator of Enviroute – A new travel app to check the Severn bridge status – that is currently seeking investment.
Dave spends more time than he cares to admit watching skateboarding videos and likes to express himself through the medium of internet memes!

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