5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 29, 2016
Implementing Redshift was straightforward for a team that was already experienced with AWS. For a data warehouse, Redshift offers very competitive pricing for the performance. Choosing AWS Redshift was an easy choice.
Start with a hosted solution rather than try to rely on something home grown.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 17, 2016
AWS has been extremely willing to partner with us to enhance the product, as well as to help us in achieving a 'well architected' solution.
Understand what you want to achieve and your organizations appetite for change. When changing an enterprise data warehouse, it is a non-trivial task and a long term vision needs to drive and guide you thru the journey.
Redshift allows divisions to better manage their costs, against their performance requirements and needs.
There are challenges with the size and scale at a true large company scale. We have moved to a federated model, but at the current price of not having cross cluster views (this is on the product roadmap)
Better adoption into corporate security and entitlements would definately be benefical.
Ensure that business and technology partners understand the paradigm shift we are looking to drive by moving to Redshift. The biggest element to focus on the changes to teams engineering/supporting legacy data warehouses and how we want to shift to new operating and implementation models
We are very happy with the support and service we receive
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 8, 2016
Redshift is easy to configure and use. We were able to get it up and running relatively quickly.
We were able to get all of the support needed using online resources and community websites.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 15, 2016
The uptime was given, and the responses were quick and we got it done quickly
think about the architecture which suits your business, you might get lost once you get into the weeds.
its an ocean and you get lost in the AWS sea
have some direct interaction like face to face at least at the start
Have some more time to do analysis
the service was good and prompt
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 14, 2016
it took quite a bit to get Redshift to provide the speed we needed for our analytics and dashboard.
Not just focus on management of the datawarehouse, but also performance.