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Amazon Redshift: A Columnar Database SQL and Architecture by David Cook, Tom Coffing

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Chapter 1 - What is Columnar?

“When you go into court you, are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.”

- Norm Crosby

What is Parallel Processing?

"After enlightenment, the laundry"

-Zen Proverb

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"After parallel processing the laundry, enlightenment!"

-Redshift Zen Proverb

Two guys were having fun on a Saturday night when one said, “I’ve got to go and do my laundry.” The other said, "What!?" The first man explained that if he went to the laundry mat the next morning, he would be lucky to get one machine and be there all day. But if he went on Saturday night, he could get all the machines. ...

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