Amazon Redshift connection

This article provides a guide on how to create an Amazon Redshift connection in Upsolver.

Create an Amazon Redshift connection

1. Enter the connection string.

This can be found as the JDBC URL under your cluster's General Information or under Properties in the Connection details section.

It should be of the following format: jdbc:redshift://CLUSTER_NAME.USER_WITH_REGION.redshift.amazonaws.com:PORT/DB_NAME

2. Enter the username for this Redshift database.

3. Enter the corresponding password.

4. Name this connection.

5. (Optional) Enter in the number of concurrent connections.

If you experience a SocketTimeoutException, it is likely a Network and Security issue. To fix this, you can:

  1. make your cluster publicly accessible under the Properties tab

  2. reconfigure the inbound rules for your cluster's VPC security group (allow all traffic from all sources)

For a more secure option, you can also choose to implement VPC peering.