Posted On: Jan 27, 2021

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Amazon Timestream can now be used for workloads that are subject to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Amazon Timestream is a fast, scalable, secure, and purpose-built time series database for Application Monitoring, edge and IoT workloads that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day up to 1,000 times faster than relational databases, and at as low as 1/10th the cost. Amazon Timestream saves customers effort and expense by keeping recent data in memory and moving historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based upon user-defined policies. Its purpose-built query processing engine gives customers the ability to access and combine recent and historical data transparently across tiers with a single query, without needing to specify explicitly in the query whether the data resides in the in-memory or cost-optimized tier. In addition, Amazon Timestream integrates with popular data collection, visualization, and machine learning tools that customers use today, including services like AWS IoT Core (for IoT data collection), Amazon Kinesis and Amazon MSK (for streaming data), Amazon QuickSight (for serverless Business Intelligence), and Amazon SageMaker (for building, training, and deploying machine learning models quickly), as well as open source, third-party tools like Grafana (for observability dashboards) and Telegraf (for metrics collection).

This launch builds upon the existing portfolio of AWS database services that are HIPAA eligible, ISO certified, and PCI DSS compliant, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon DocumentDB, Amazon Neptune, and others. The AWS Compliance program continues to enable our global customer base to maintain confidence in our secured control environments with a focus on information security, confidentiality, and availability. To learn more about the AWS Compliance program, visit the AWS Compliance website.  

Amazon Timestream is HIPAA eligible, ISO certified, and PCI DSS compliant in all AWS regions where Timestream is available. To get started with Amazon Timestream, visit our product page.