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Amazon Web Services launches cost-effective data warehouse solution Redshift

Amazon Web Services' Redshift data warehouse service is now open following a few months in preview, the company has announced. The company also said that it managed to land Redshift support from IBM, SAP, Informatica and other high-profile firms.

Redshift, a petabyte-scale, cloud-based solution, is touted as a highly cost-effective offering, which comes at about one-tenth of the cost associated with a typical data warehousing option.

Its limited preview version was rolled out in November 2012 and was acclaimed by critics and business users alike.

AWS is planning to use Redshift to strengthen its stake in the market with the help of managed services, automated tasks and reduced costs. The new platform also makes it possible for users to effortlessly load data into any cluster from Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon S3.

“We designed Amazon Redshift to deliver 10 times the performance at 1/10th the cost of the on-premises data warehouses that are commonly used today,” AWS said in a blog post.

“We're starting out in US East (Northern Virginia), with plans to expand to other AWS Regions in the coming months,” it added.

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