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Create an Amazon Redshift REST API with DreamFactory

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What Is Amazon Redshift?

Amazon Redshift is a managed and massively scalable cloud database run on AWS. It is designed to manage very large sets of data (as much as a petabyte or more) while maintaining a fast query time.

Who Uses Amazon Redshift?

Redshift’s target market is companies with large data sets. It is very fast, utilizing Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Architecture, making it ideal for businesses that need quick access to their data for real-time analysis. Companies that use it include Amazon itself, Lyft, Intuit, and Coursera.

Why is Amazon Redshift Popular?

Redshift offers a high level of performance, security, and scalability for a low cost in comparison to traditional on-premises data storage. Businesses only pay for what they use, with no upfront costs. Additionally, Redshift uses SQL, so teams can get up and running quickly without learning anything new, and it integrates easily with most popular business intelligence tools.

Amazon Redshift Alternatives

Integrating Amazon Redshift REST API

DreamFactory’s Redshift connector enables developers and database administrators to generate a fully-featured, fully-documented REST API for Amazon Redshift. Why wait weeks for your dev team to create your own custom API when you can integrate your data into your applications almost instantaneously? 

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Figure 1. Redshift is one of 20 supported databases

Advantages include:

  • Stored Procedure Support: DreamFactory supports the reuse of stored procedures and functions, enabling your team to save time by using existing database logic rather than creating it anew.
  • Role-based Access Controls: Your data, your rules. Restrict client access using highly specific role-based access controls (RBAC). With DreamFactory, you can limit access to specific tables or stored procedures, restrict possible actions available to a client, and even impose row-based limits.
  • 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.
  • Real-Time Analytics: Monitor your Redshift API closely using DreamFactory’s Electric Stack integration. Kibana dashboards provide up-to-the-second insights into API key usage, HTTP response codes, data consumption, and much more.

In addition to Amazon Redshift, DreamFactory supports many other databases, including MongoDB, Microsoft SQL, and MySQL. Easily create APIs for any of these (and many more) in just a few minutes, with no coding required.

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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 our 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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