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Getting started with Amazon Redshift

Welcome to the Amazon Redshift Getting Started Guide. Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. An Amazon Redshift data warehouse is a collection of computing resources called nodes, which are organized into a group called a cluster. Each cluster runs an Amazon Redshift engine and contains one or more databases.

If you are a first-time user of Amazon Redshift, we recommend that you begin by reading the following sections:

This guide is a tutorial that walks you through the process of creating a sample Amazon Redshift cluster. You can use this sample cluster to evaluate the Amazon Redshift service. In this tutorial, you perform the following steps:

After you complete this tutorial, you can find more information about Amazon Redshift and next steps in Additional resources.


The sample cluster that you create runs in a live environment. The on-demand rate is $0.25 per hour for using the sample cluster that is designed in this tutorial until you delete it. For more pricing information, go to the Amazon Redshift pricing page. If you have questions or get stuck, you can reach out to the Amazon Redshift team by posting on our Discussion forum.

This tutorial isn't meant for production environments and doesn't discuss options in depth. After you complete the steps in this tutorial, you can use Additional resources to find more in-depth information. This information can help you plan, deploy, and maintain your clusters, and work with the data in your data warehouse.