Target Redshift

Amazon Redshift setup requirements

Configuring PostgreSQL as a replication target is straightforward. You need to have a user with permissions to create new schemas and tables in an Redshift database and you can replicate data from all the supported Taps (Data Sources).

Configuring where to replicate data

PipelineWise configures every target with a common structured YAML file format. A sample YAML for Redshift target can be generated into a project directory by following the steps in the Generating Sample Pipelines section.

Example YAML for target-redshift:


# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# General Properties
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
id: "redshift"                        # Unique identifier of the target
name: "Amazon Redshift"               # Name of the target
type: "target-redshift"               # !! THIS SHOULD NOT CHANGE !!

# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Target - Data Warehouse connection details
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  host: ""          # Redshift host
  port: 5439                                    # Redshift port
  user: "<USER>"                                # Redshift user
  password: "<PASSWORD>"                        # Plain string or vault encrypted
  dbname: "<DB_NAME>"                           # Redshift database name

  # We use an intermediate S3 to load data into Redshift
  aws_access_key_id: "<ACCESS_KEY>"             # Optional: Plain string or vault encrypted. If not provided, it will be collected from AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID env var
  aws_secret_access_key: "<SECRET_ACCESS_KEY>"  # Optional: Plain string or vault encrypted. If not provided, it will be collected from AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY env var
  #aws_session_token: "<STS_TOKEN>"             # Optional: AWS STS token for temporary credentials. If not provided, it will be collected from AWS_SESSION_TOKEN env var
  #aws_redshift_copy_role_arn: "<ROLE_ARN>"     # Optional: AWS Role ARN to be used for the Redshift COPY operation.
                                                #           Allow the user to use environment credentials and delegate the COPY command to a role
                                                #           Used instead of the given AWS keys for the COPY operation if provided
  s3_bucket: "<BUCKET_NAME>"                    # S3 external bucket name
  s3_key_prefix: "redshift-imports/"            # Optional: S3 key prefix

  # Optional: Overrides the default COPY options to load data into Redshift
  #           The values below are the defaults and fit for purpose for most cases.
  #           Some basic file formatting parameters are fixed values and not
  #           recommended overriding by custom ones.
  #           They are like: CSV GZIP DELIMITER ',' REMOVEQUOTES ESCAPE
  #copy_options: "
  #  TIMEFORMAT 'auto'"