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Amazon Redshift connection

Amazon Redshift connection

To access your data in Amazon Redshift, create a connection asset for it.

Amazon Redshift is a data warehouse product that forms part of the larger cloud-computing platform Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Create a connection to Amazon Redshift

To create the connection asset, you need these connection details:

  • Database name
  • Hostname or IP address
  • Port number
  • Username and password
  • SSL certificate (if required by the database server)

Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform

In a project
Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.
In a catalog
Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.
In a deployment space
Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.
In the Platform assets catalog
Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.

Next step: Add data assets from the connection

Where you can use this connection

You can use Amazon Redshift connections in the following workspaces and tools:



  • Platform assets catalog

  • Other catalogs (IBM Knowledge Catalog)

Watson Query service
You can connect to this data source from Watson Query.

Amazon Redshift setup

See Amazon Redshift setup prerequisites for setup information.

Running SQL statements

To ensure that your SQL statements run correctly, refer to the Amazon Redshift documentation for the correct syntax.

Learn more

Amazon Redshift documentation

Parent topic: Supported connections

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