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What is the cost of AWS Redshift

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The cost of Amazon Redshift, a fully managed cloud data warehouse service, depends on a number of factors, including the number and type of nodes you choose, the amount of data you store, and the duration of your usage.

Here’s a breakdown of the main cost components for Amazon Redshift:

  1. Compute nodes: Redshift offers a range of node types, including dense compute, dense storage, and RA3. The cost of each node type depends on the number of vCPUs, the amount of memory, and the type of storage (e.g. SSD or HDD).
  2. Storage: Redshift charges for the amount of data you store in your cluster, as well as the amount of data you read and write. The cost of storage depends on the type of node you choose and the region you are in.
  3. Data transfer: Redshift charges for data transferred in and out of your cluster, as well as data transferred between availability zones.
  4. Backup and recovery: Redshift charges for the storage of your automated backups, as well as the cost of restoring from those backups.

It’s worth noting that Redshift also offers a free trial and a number of discounts, including a discount for long-term usage and a discount for using Reserved Instances. You can use the AWS Pricing Calculator to get an estimate of the cost of Amazon Redshift for your specific use case.