Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
APC Free White Paper
Optimize your network investment &
Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy Note

www.apc.com
Data Storage
Fiercely productive scanners
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
AWS Unveils New Data Warehouse Service
AWS Unveils New Data Warehouse Service

By Barry Levine
January 24, 2014 2:14PM

    Bookmark and Share
Two options are now offered in AWS Redshift data warehouses, Dense Compute nodes and Dense Storage nodes. Compute nodes can provision higher performance data warehouses, while Storage nodes, using hard disk drives, enable low-cost data warehouses. Dense Compute is for customers whose data warehouse is under 500 GB.
 



Amazon Web Services has launched a faster, lower-cost data warehouse within its Redshift warehouse service, using solid-state drive-based nodes. These Dense Compute nodes are designed to easily scale up to hundreds of terabytes of memory and storage if needed.

Raju Gulabani, vice president of Database Services at AWS, said in a statement that Redshift has become the fastest-growing service at the company because it provides "a fully managed petabyte-scale data warehousing service for a tenth the price of traditional solutions." This new service, he added, makes Redshift "even more accessible to customers" by lowering the cost "of a single node by as much as 56 percent while increasing the ratio of CPU, RAM, and I/O to storage to offer even higher performance."

Two options are now offered in the Redshift data warehouses, Dense Compute nodes and Dense Storage nodes. Compute nodes can provision higher performance data warehouses, while Storage nodes, using hard disk drives, enable low-cost data warehouses.

Pinterest, Fender Musical Instruments

Dense Compute is designed for customers whose data warehouse is under 500 GB, or those focused on performance, even if they have more than 500 GB. They can be scaled up to hundreds of terabytes with the highest levels of performance. If the primary objective is to save costs on storage, Dense Storage nodes can be scaled up to a petabyte, using compressed data, although they do not have the same performance characteristics as Dense Compute nodes.

Scaling up or down can be accomplished via an API or the AWS Management Console. Pricing for new Dense Compute node starts at 10 cents hourly for 160 GB datasets.

In its announcement of the new services, AWS noted some of the customers who are successfully using Redshift. Pinterest said that it was using Redshift to "analyze tens of billions of objects, including pins, boards, and places, across our web and mobile properties to understand and optimize" the experiences of its millions of users. Fender Musical Instruments, the guitar maker, is using Redshift for analytics in support of its business, manufacturing and distribution.

Preview Service

Redshift was announced as a preview service in November 2012, when AWS billed it as a "fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud." The service was intended to quickly launch a cluster for analyzing large amounts of data that started at several hundred gigabytes but could quickly scale to a petabyte or more, for less than $1,000 per terabyte annually, thus making big data analytics more accessible to more companies.

At the time of the launch, the company said that its internal tests showed a 10-fold performance improvement compared with standard relational data warehouses.

In February of last year, AWS opened up Redshift to any customer, and made the service available from the AWS management console.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Data Storage
1.   VMware Rolls Out DR-as-a-Service
2.   Dropbox Rolls Out Business Service
3.   Fast Seagate 6 TB Drive for Data Center
4.   Green Data Centers Get Kudos
5.   Oracle Rolls Out Enhanced MySQL


advertisement
Dropbox Rolls Out Business Service
For long, slow move into the enterprise.
Average Rating:
Fast Seagate 6 TB Drive for Data Center
Can use 12 Gb/s SAS interface.
Average Rating:
Green Data Centers Get Kudos
Google, Facebook, Apple lead the way.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
IBM Offers Security, Disaster Recovery as SoftLayer Service
New disaster recovery and security services for SoftLayer clients are being added by IBM. Big Blue said the new capabilities will speed cloud adoption by alleviating concern over business continuity.
 
How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug
Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
 
After Heartbleed, OpenSSL Calls for More Support
The president of the OpenSSL Foundation says more support is needed from companies and governments that use its software so that it can better spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as Heartbleed.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
 
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B
Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 billion, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
 
CTIA Caves, Volunteers Kill Switch Plan
After bucking against the concept of a smartphone kill switch, the CTIA just announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” to thwart smartphone thefts in the U.S.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.