Amazon Redshift is one of the most popular cloud databases. Could it be your data-warehouse solution? Read on to find out if Amazon Redshift meets your needs. In 2012, Amazon announced its new cloud database system called Redshift. Basically, it is a data-warehouse solution intended for analytical systems, which can handle huge volumes of data—up to 1 petabyte (1024 TB). Amazon Redshift is available as a service (Database as a Service) and is a part of a bigger cloud ecosystem called Amazon Web Services (AWS).