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The Power and Cost of Hurricanes

Every year, late in the summer, waves of warm air come off the African continent and enter into the warm open seas of the mid-Atlantic Ocean. When the conditions are right, these waves of warm air form into tropical depressions. Tropical depressions can then turn into a tropical storm, which is when the storms are given a human moniker thus becoming an official “named storm." After that they can become hurricanes of varying intensity and…

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Added by sasha blumenfeld on October 16, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Using Amazon Redshift's Interleaved Sort Keys for 35x Faster Queries

Introduction

Previously, we discussed the role of Amazon Redshift's sort keys and compared how both compound and interleaved keys work in theory. Throughout that post we used some dummy data and a set of Postgres queries in order to explore the…

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Added by sasha blumenfeld on August 28, 2015 at 7:20am — No Comments

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