Connecting to Amazon Redshift - Amazon Redshift

Connecting to Amazon Redshift

To connect to Amazon Redshift clusters, from the Clusters page, expand Connect to Amazon Redshift clusters and do one of the following:

  • Use the query editor v2 to run queries on databases hosted by your Amazon Redshift cluster. After creating your cluster, you can immediately run queries by using the query editor v2.

    For more information, see Querying a database using the Amazon Redshift query editor v2.

  • Connect to Amazon Redshift from your client tools using JDBC or ODBC drivers by copying the JDBC or ODBC driver URL.

    To work with data in your cluster, you need JDBC or ODBC drivers for connectivity from your client computer or instance. Code your applications to use JDBC or ODBC data access API operations, or use SQL client tools that support either JDBC or ODBC.

    For more information on how to find your cluster connection string, see Finding your cluster connection string.

  • If your SQL client tool requires a driver, you can download an operating system-specific driver to connect to Amazon Redshift from your client tools.

    For more information on how to install the appropriate driver for your SQL client, see Configuring a JDBC driver version 2.0 connection.

    For more information on how to configure an ODBC connection, see Configuring an ODBC connection.