5 Best Practices for AWS Redshift

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Check out this article highlighting 5 best practices for AWS redshift

:zap: Key Takeaways:

  1. Select the appropriate distribution style and distribution keys for your data to enhance query performance for different operations.

  2. Utilize redshift’s query monitoring feature to monitor queries and key metrics, to define actions for exceeding limits, and to identify and eliminate queries with excessive space utilization.

  3. Regularly vacuum tables to reclaim unused space, enhance query performance, and optimize data storage. Use the “vacuum <table_name>;” query to perform this step.

  4. Define user groups in AWS Redshift to control data access, ensure data security and integrity, and provide selective permissions to specific groups.

  5. Use sort keys in AWS Redshift to optimize query execution and boost query performance. Specify the appropriate sort keys, such as the timestamp column for frequently queried recent data and join columns for frequently joined tables.

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