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Data Warehouse with AWS Redshift

Why would we want to use re-create our table structures for Analytical Procedures?

It happens that performance is much better, we can do fewer joins and access the same information. We still would like to have our 3NF schema for application purposes on the side, think about it like a separate microservice. Besides re-creating our tables, these can be improve… by a lot more with the following!

  • Non-Columnar Storage (AWS REDSHIFT)

  • Distribution table Style (All, even, key),

  • Distribution Keys 🔑

In the first point, I’m talking about creating an ETL process to load this data, but of course there is some setup that needs to be done

There is an overcrossing between Infra DevOps 🛠 and Data Engineers 💾

For this project I utilize AWS web services like redshift, s3 storage buckets, user roles, policies, and cloud watch.

The idea is how can we prepare data to be use by Business Intelligence applications Tableu or even Jupyternotebook! 👍 In order to help the business see an overview of the data in a diagram of what important features of the product their customers might be using. Mainly, how can we improve the performance of these OLAP and OLTP transactions? For that, we use the combination of star schema tables, we build a strategy for a distributed data system, and do grouping for all the features thanks to REDSHIFT.

This project was completed under the Data Engineer Udacity Nanodegree link

tech: AWS services*, Python, Jupyter


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