Amazon averages sales of $117,882 per minute. I’ll let you think about that number for a second. That’s a good deal of cash, so it might not have mattered much that Amazon recently lost around $4.72 million when Amazon’s site went down for 40 minutes this past Monday. But for companies that aren’t as big as Amazon, 40 minutes offline is a big deal.
Amazon’s Redshift: A Review.
Commercial data warehouses were something of a struggle. Massive data volumes weren’t handled with ease, and the whole thing was a relative mess. Companies have been trying to solve this problem for a long time, though few came close to providing any real solutions. Amazon has changed all of that with Redshift.