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Learn Redshift with Tera-Tom - Performance Tuning 101

This picture shows Tom Coffing (Tera-Tom) teaching Teradata certification in the 90s. Tom wrote six Tera-Cram books, and 10,000 people became certified. Thousands of people became Teradata Certified Masters from Tom's books.

Are you ready to learn about Amazon Redshift from the best technical trainer the world has ever seen? Tom Coffing, AKA Tera-Tom, makes learning fun, exciting, and easy. Learning Amazon Redshift is one of the best moves you can make in your career because Redshift has a brilliant design for the cloud.

Tom Coffing is an expert on all database systems as he has written over 85 books covering them all. Once Tom understood the Teradata Architecture and then Amazon Redshift, all the other databases were easy to learn.

Tom became famous as a teacher because he memorized every student's name when he greeted them. Tom has taught over 1,000 classes and never missed a single name. Ask anyone who attended a class taught by Tom Coffing.

Tom has also led a team of developers for almost 20 years to create the Nexus, which queries, migrates, and joins data across all systems. The chart below shows which systems users can query, migrate, and join data automatically with Nexus.

You can download a free trial of Nexus at You can also see some of the great features of Nexus right here.

You can also see the Nexus in action migrating data to the cloud here.

This video is part of the Tera-Tom Amazon Architecture series, where Tom provides videos that are only five minutes long. You can take your time and go at your own pace.

Performance Tuning 101

Learn the most important performance tuning lesson for Amazon Redshift through its metadata. This video takes you deep inside the Redshift engine and shows you exactly how things work and how you can enhance performance even more.

Watch the video and understand how to define tables so Amazon Redshift takes advantage of its automatic metadata on columnar storage.

The picture above shows Tom Coffing winning the Olympic trials in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1980. Tom Coffing was an All-American wrestler for the University of Arizona and won two Regional Olympic trials in 1980.

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