Common database tasks - Amazon Redshift

Common database tasks

Following, you can find a description and walkthrough for common tasks so you can begin using Amazon Redshift databases.

After you connect to the initial cluster dev database, you can create a new database. Independent of whether you choose to use the sample dataset or bring your own data to Amazon Redshift while creating a cluster, Amazon Redshift creates the dev database.

The examples in this section assume the following:


The cluster that you deployed for this exercise runs in a live environment. As long as it's running, it accrues charges to your AWS account. For pricing information, see the Amazon Redshift pricing page.

To avoid unnecessary charges, delete your cluster when you are done with it. The final step of the exercise explains how to do so.