Amazon Redshift Resize Operations

17m 32s

This lesson covers how to scale Amazon Redshift, focusing on how it can scale storage and compute resources to meet demand. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about scaling Redshift Clusters
  • Understand how to scale Redshift both horizontally and vertically 
  • Learn about the four ways a Redshift Cluster can be scaled
  • Gain an understanding of classic resize and elastic resize

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of Amazon Redshift, specifically how to resize clusters.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have some basic experience of 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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