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Last February, Amazon Web Services rolled out its cloud-based data warehouse Redshift, positioning it as an alternative to costly on-premise products in the large enterprise space.

Today, AWS said its latest tweak to Redshift bumps up performance and further cuts service cost as well.

Amazon said it has made Redshift available with new SSD-based nodes that can lower service cost as long as storage capacity needs are low. On-demand pricing for Redshift with the original storage nodes starts at 85 cents per hour, pricing for Redshift with the newer SSD-based compute nodes start at 25 cents per hours.

Storage nodes enable organizations to build large data warehouses using hard disk drives for a low price per gigabyte. Storage notes are best suited for operations where performance in operations where storage demands are high, budget constraints are considerable and performance is not critical.

Compute nodes allow organizations to build high-performance data warehouses using faster CPUs, big amounts of RAM and SSD storage. Compute notes are great for companies that have less than 500GB of data in their warehouse and performance is critical.

The 85 cents per hour starting deal for Extra Large Dense Storage includes 2TB of storage, two Intel Xeon E5-2650 virtual codes based on Sandy Bridge and 15GB or RAM.

The Large Dense Compute node package starting at 25 cents per hour includes 160GB of SSD storage, two Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 virtual cores based on the newer Ivy Bridge, and 15GB of RAM.

Users that require more storage per node and better performance can order can order Eight Extra Large nodes in both compute and storage models which can contain up to 100 nodes.

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