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Getting Started with Amazon Redshift by Stefan Bauer

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Workload Management (WLM)

Workload Management, quite simply, is your ability to control your query environment from a concurrency perspective. If you have worked with Workload Management before in Oracle or the Resource Governor in Microsoft, you may be expecting a bit more control over computing resources. The implementation here is one of queue management for concurrent query execution. I have worked with resource controls in every data warehouse I have ever been involved with; some work better than others; however, without fail, I have been glad that I have taken the time to work through and understand what those utilities brought to each of those environments. My expectation is the same here. It will be worth understanding and setting things ...

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