Amazon Redshift data warehouse makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. For more on how to use Amazon Redshift, see: Amazon Redshift documentation. You can create a direct connection to your Amazon Redshift account that allows you easily export Crisp’s source and normalized data tables.
To create this connection you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Have an Amazon Redshift account.
For provisioned clusters:
- Have a node type compatible with data sharing in Amazon Redshift. Currently, the minimum requirement is a single-node ra3.xplus cluster type, but for the latest requirements please refer to Amazon Redshift Documentation > Data sharing considerations in Amazon Redshift.
- Have an an encrypted cluster version later than 1.0.38214. For more on encryption, see Amazon Redshift documentation > Changing cluster encryption.
Setting up the connection in Crisp
- Log into your Crisp account.
- From the main menu at the top-right of the screen, select Outbound Connectors.
- Select the Add connector button.
- Select the Amazon Redshift connector tile.
- You will need your Amazon Redshift account ID to setup the connection. If you need to get your account ID, log in to Amazon Redshift, then select your account name (e.g., Crisp) at the top right corner. A menu appears with your account ID at the top. You can select the copy button to the right of the ID to copy it.
- If you want, update the default name of the connector, then enter or paste your Amazon Redshift account ID.
- Select the cloud region, e.g., US East (Ohio), used for the Amazon Redshift account. If you need to look up the cloud region used for your account, you can log in to Amazon Redshift and see the cloud region at the top-right corner of the screen.
Note: Crisp currently only supports two cloud regions: US-East-2 (Ohio) and US-West-2 (Oregon), but may expand access to additional regions in the future.
In the Connector source data section, select the Select button.
The Select source data screen appears.
Select the retailer(s) for which you want to export data to Amazon Redshift (e.g., UNFI), then choose which data tables and columns to include in the export. For detailed instructions on making your outbound data selections, see Selecting Outbound Data Sources.
Hint: You can select the book icon to the right of a table name to see its documentation.
- To complete your selections, select the Accept button.
The window closes and you return to the connector setup screen.
- Select the Save button.
The connection setup is complete. You can check the status of the connection by clicking the new Amazon Redshift tile.
Accessing Crisp Data in Amazon Redshift
Once you create the Amazon Redshift connection in Crisp, to access your data, you need to associate the datashare that was automatically created during the connection process to your entire AWS account or specific cluster namespaces in your account. The name of datashares created via Crisp outbound connection begin with crisp_data.
For instructions on how to associate your Crisp datashare, see: Amazon Redshift Documentation > Associating datashares.
Note: If you have issues associating the datashare, please review the Requirements at the beginning of this article.