AWS Redshift - A Comprehensive Guide For Beginners
What you'll learn
- Redshift - Core Components and Features
- Amazon Redshift Serverless
- Loading and Querying Data - Query Editor, SQL Client Tools, BI Tools, CLI, APIs
- Automated Table Design, Data Distribution, Sorting and Workload Management
- Cluster Resizing, Relocation, Pause, Shutdown, Backup
- Security, Logging and Monitoring in Redshift
- Redshift Spectrum - Querying the Datalake
- Federated Queries - Querying RDS (relational database)
- Redshift ML - Advanced analytics with Redshift & Sagemaker
- Stored Procedures, Materialized Views
- Software Engineering
- Data Warehousing
Amazon or AWS Redshift is a fast, easy to use, cost-effective, peta-byte level, cloud data warehousing solution. In this course we will learn multiple features of Redshift in a step-by-step approach. This tutorial is well supported by hands-on lab exercises and the set of Interview Questions.
The course is divided in following core areas
Overview - Brief introduction to AWS Redshift, Datawarehouse Systems & evolution of related technologies
Getting Started - We will get started on Amazon Redshift by loading and querying sample data. We will understand the bare minimum of redshift ecosystem including Redshift Console, Query Editor and Configurations needed to integrate an external SQL Client - DBeaver.
How does it work - We will jump into the core mechanics of Redshift where we will understand the core components, functions of redshift including Redshift Cluster, Nodes, Distribution Key, Sort Key, Results Cache, AQUA, RA3 Instances, etc.
Manage Data - We will move to manage data section where we will understand the redshift data types, data loading & data querying options, automated table design, stored procedures, materialized views and workload management.
AWS Services - In this section, we will understand some advanced features of Redshift including Redshift Spectrum, Redshift ML and Federated Queries. We will also understand the integration aspects of redshift with other AWS services such as data-lake formation, aws EMR, AWS glue, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Quicksight, AWS Sagemaker, etc.
Manage Cluster - In this section, we will understand the management aspects of redshift including the basic cluster operations, snapshots as backups, monitoring, logging & data security.
Conclude - In the last section, we will understand the redshift cost and pricing, best practices, reading references, etc.
July 2023: Updated the course with AWS Redshift Serverless - Overview, Getting Started Guide, Management, Monitoring and Pricing.
Who this course is for:
- Software Professionals who want to understand AWS Redshift
I am a solution architect having around 20+ years of experience in the design and development of enterprise softwares.
My expertise includes Cloud Technologies (AWS, Google Cloud), Data Analytics, Microservices, NoSql databases, Serverless Computing, Middleware, UI Technologies (Angular, Reactjs), and many other legacy technologies and frameworks.
Some of the major enterprises I served include Schlumberger, Sears Holdings, FedEx, Daimler Trucks North America, Cigna Healthcare, and StateStreet.