Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling

10m 33s

This lesson covers Amazon Redshift's Concurrency Scaling feature, which adds query processing power to a cluster for specific users or queues as needed. You'll get introduced to concurrency scaling, what it does, its basic purpose, and how to activate it. We'll round things off with a demo from the AWS platform which will guide you through the process of setting up concurrency scaling in your environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Amazon Redshift concurrency scaling
  • Learn how to set up and activate concurrency scaling

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of Amazon Redshift, specifically how to implement concurrency scaling.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have some basic experience with Amazon Redshift.

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AWS Certification Specialist
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Stephen is the AWS Certification Specialist at Cloud Academy. His content focuses heavily on topics related to certification on Amazon Web Services technologies. He loves teaching and believes that there are no shortcuts to certification but it is possible to find the right path and course of study.

Stephen has worked in IT for over 25 years in roles ranging from tech support to systems engineering. At one point, he taught computer network technology at a community college in Washington state.

Before coming to Cloud Academy, Stephen worked as a trainer and curriculum developer at AWS and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cloud technologies.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading, sudoku, gaming, and modern square dancing.

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