Interactive Analytics: Redshift vs Snowflake vs BigQuery

www.periscopedata.com

Periscope's evaluations of data warehouse technologies are always must-reads. They did an evaluation of Periscope vs Redshift in early 2015 that was hugely influential, and now they're back with more.

After running a bunch of benchmarks, they choose Redshift on a price / performance basis, although they admit that their use case is very particular: high and consistent volume of queries, moderate dataset size (gigabytes, not terabytes). My belief is still that Snowflake and BigQuery are more optimal for most internal BI use cases but this was excellent data nonetheless.

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