Amazon QuickSight launches Histogram, new languages, and cross region APIs

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020

Amazon QuickSight now includes Histogram as a new chart type. Histogram allows you to categorize/bin data points within defined ranges of a metric and visualize the distribution of specific metrics. QuickSight supports this categorization by interval size or number of bins. For example, for retail businesses, you can visually categorize products based on the range of customer satisfaction scores to analyze improvements over time. Learn here about Histograms.

Amazon Quicksight is now available in five new languages - Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, and Danish. With this, QuicKSight now supports 14 languages in total. You can switch between these languages from the language switcher from the user menu from the top navigation bar which changes the language on the console. Learn more about languages available.  

Also, you can now transfer data sources templates across different regions available within QuickSight. With this, you can replicate data sources and templates from one region to another. This is helpful when you have to migrate these assets to new regions QuickSight is available in or if you build test dashboards in one region and move these to production in another region. Learn more about cross region APIs.  

These two features are available in 11 QuickSight regions globally, US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Frankfurt, Ireland and London), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).