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This is the Amazon Redshift API Reference. This guide provides descriptions and samples of the Amazon Redshift API.
Amazon Redshift manages all the work of setting up, operating, and scaling a data warehouse: provisioning capacity, monitoring and backing up the cluster, and applying patches and upgrades to the Amazon Redshift engine. You can focus on using your data to acquire new insights for your business and customers.Are You a First-Time Amazon Redshift User?
If you are a first-time user of Amazon Redshift, we recommend that you begin by reading the following sections:
Service Highlights and Pricing - The product detail page provides the Amazon Redshift value proposition, service highlights and pricing.
Getting Started - The Getting Started Guide includes an example that walks you through the process of creating a cluster, creating database tables, uploading data, and testing queries.
After you complete the Getting Started Guide, we recommend that you explore one of the following guides:
Cluster Management - If you are responsible for managing Amazon Redshift clusters, the Cluster Management Guide shows you how to create and manage Amazon Redshift clusters.
If you are an application developer, you can use the Amazon Redshift Query API to manage clusters programmatically. Additionally, the AWS SDK libraries that wrap the underlying Amazon Redshift API simplify your programming tasks. If you prefer a more interactive way of managing clusters, you can use the Amazon Redshift console and the AWS command line interface (AWS CLI). For information about the API and CLI, go to the following manuals :
API Reference (this document)
Amazon Redshift Database Database Developer - If you are a database developer, the Amazon Redshift Database Developer Guide explains how to design, build, query, and maintain the databases that make up your data warehouse.
For a list of supported AWS regions where you can provision a cluster, go to the Regions and Endpoints section in the Amazon Web Services Glossary.
This document was last updated on April 9, 2013.