Amazon Redshift
Management Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)

Purchasing a Reserved Node Offering Using the AWS SDK for Java

The following example demonstrates how to use the AWS SDK for Java to do the following:

  • List existing reserved nodes.

  • Search for a new reserved node offering based on specified node criteria.

  • Purchase a reserved node.

This example, first selects all the reserved node offerings that match a specified node type and fixed price value. Then, this example goes through each offering found and lets you purchase the offering.


If you run this example and accept the offer to purchase a reserved node offering, you will be charged for the offering.

For step-by-step instructions to run this example, see Running Java Examples for Amazon Redshift Using Eclipse. To get information about a node type and fixed price other than those listed, update the code and provide that node type and fixed price.

import; import; import; import java.util.ArrayList; import com.amazonaws.auth.AWSCredentials; import com.amazonaws.auth.PropertiesCredentials; import; import; import; import; import; import; import; import; import; import; public class ListAndPurchaseReservedNodeOffering { public static AmazonRedshiftClient client; public static String nodeTypeToPurchase = "ds1.xlarge"; public static Double fixedPriceLimit = 10000.00; public static ArrayList<ReservedNodeOffering> matchingNodes = new ArrayList<ReservedNodeOffering>(); public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException { AWSCredentials credentials = new PropertiesCredentials( ListAndPurchaseReservedNodeOffering.class .getResourceAsStream("")); client = new AmazonRedshiftClient(credentials); try { listReservedNodes(); findReservedNodeOffer(); purchaseReservedNodeOffer(); } catch (Exception e) { System.err.println("Operation failed: " + e.getMessage()); } } private static void listReservedNodes() { DescribeReservedNodesResult result = client.describeReservedNodes(); System.out.println("Listing nodes already purchased."); for (ReservedNode node : result.getReservedNodes()) { printReservedNodeDetails(node); } } private static void findReservedNodeOffer() { DescribeReservedNodeOfferingsRequest request = new DescribeReservedNodeOfferingsRequest(); DescribeReservedNodeOfferingsResult result = client.describeReservedNodeOfferings(request); Integer count = 0; System.out.println("\nFinding nodes to purchase."); for (ReservedNodeOffering offering : result.getReservedNodeOfferings()) { if (offering.getNodeType().equals(nodeTypeToPurchase)){ if (offering.getFixedPrice() < fixedPriceLimit) { matchingNodes.add(offering); printOfferingDetails(offering); count +=1; } } } if (count == 0) { System.out.println("\nNo reserved node offering matches found."); } else { System.out.println("\nFound " + count + " matches."); } } private static void purchaseReservedNodeOffer() throws IOException { if (matchingNodes.size() == 0) { return; } else { System.out.println("\nPurchasing nodes."); for (ReservedNodeOffering offering : matchingNodes) { printOfferingDetails(offering); System.out.println("WARNING: purchasing this offering will incur costs."); System.out.println("Purchase this offering [Y or N]?"); DataInput in = new DataInputStream(; String purchaseOpt = in.readLine(); if (purchaseOpt.equalsIgnoreCase("y")){ try { PurchaseReservedNodeOfferingRequest request = new PurchaseReservedNodeOfferingRequest() .withReservedNodeOfferingId(offering.getReservedNodeOfferingId()); ReservedNode reservedNode = client.purchaseReservedNodeOffering(request); printReservedNodeDetails(reservedNode); } catch (ReservedNodeAlreadyExistsException ex1){ } catch (ReservedNodeOfferingNotFoundException ex2){ } catch (ReservedNodeQuotaExceededException ex3){ } catch (Exception ex4){ } } } System.out.println("Finished."); } } private static void printOfferingDetails( ReservedNodeOffering offering) { System.out.println("\nOffering Match:"); System.out.format("Id: %s\n", offering.getReservedNodeOfferingId()); System.out.format("Node Type: %s\n", offering.getNodeType()); System.out.format("Fixed Price: %s\n", offering.getFixedPrice()); System.out.format("Offering Type: %s\n", offering.getOfferingType()); System.out.format("Duration: %s\n", offering.getDuration()); } private static void printReservedNodeDetails(ReservedNode node) { System.out.println("\nPurchased Node Details:"); System.out.format("Id: %s\n", node.getReservedNodeOfferingId()); System.out.format("State: %s\n", node.getState()); System.out.format("Node Type: %s\n", node.getNodeType()); System.out.format("Start Time: %s\n", node.getStartTime()); System.out.format("Fixed Price: %s\n", node.getFixedPrice()); System.out.format("Offering Type: %s\n", node.getOfferingType()); System.out.format("Duration: %s\n", node.getDuration()); } }