Create an Amazon Redshift REST API with DreamFactory

Amazon Redshift is a managed and massively scalable cloud database run on AWS. If you're a Redshift user, chances are you'll want to integrate data into your applications. DreamFactory's Redshift connector allows developers and database administrators can instantaneously generate a full featured, fully documented, and secure REST API. Exposing more than 30 endpoints, developers can immediately begin carrying out all of the usual CRUD (create - retrieve - update - delete) operations, and can even inspect and interact with the schema.

Figure 1. Redshift is one of 19 supported databases

Stored Procedure Support

Beyond CRUD capabilities, Redshift administrators will appreciate DreamFactory's support for executing stored procedures and functions. This feature allows your team to reuse existing database logic rather than implement it anew.

Role-based Access Controls

DreamFactory users can define highly specific role-based access controls (RBAC) capable of limiting access to specific tables or stored procedures, and even determining what actions a client can take (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE). It's also possible to define row-based limits, further restricting client access.

Multiple Databases, One API Response

Another popular DreamFactory feature used in conjunction with Redshift APIs is Data Mesh. Data Mesh allows you to create virtual relationships between Redshift and other databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, even when these databases reside in different clouds. To learn more about data mesh, DreamFactory Academy offers a detailed video titled "Merging Multiple Database API Calls with Data Mesh". We've also recently published a blog post titled Easier Data Marts with Data Mesh.

Real Time Analytics

Because performance and analytics are crucial to modern devops, your Redshift API performance and behavior can be closely monitored through DreamFactory's Elastic Stack integration. Kibana dashboards provide up-to-the-second insights into API key usage, HTTP response codes, data consumption, and much more.

Tutorial

So how easy is it to generate a Redshift-backed API using DreamFactory? With a set of database credentials in hand, you can complete the entire process in less than 5 minutes. Check out Chapter 3 of our "Getting Started with DreamFactory" guide to learn how to generate the API, apply role-based access controls, generate an API key, and begin querying your API in no time.

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