AWS Big Data Blog

AWS Big Data & Analytics Sessions at Re:Invent 2017

We can’t believe that there are just few days left before re:Invent 2017. If you are attending this year, you’ll want to check out our Big Data sessions! The Big Data and Machine Learning categories are bigger than ever. This post highlights the sessions that will be presented as part of the Analytics & Big Data track, as well as relevant sessions from other tracks like Architecture, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and IoT.

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Create an Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse That Can Be Securely Accessed Across Accounts

Data security is paramount in many industries. Organizations that shift their IT infrastructure to the cloud must ensure that their data is protected and that the attack surface is minimized. This post focuses on a method of securely loading a subset of data from one Amazon Redshift cluster to another Amazon Redshift cluster that is […]

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Visualize AWS Cloudtrail Logs using AWS Glue and Amazon Quicksight

Being able to easily visualize AWS CloudTrail logs gives you a better understanding of how your AWS infrastructure is being used. It can also help you audit and review AWS API calls and detect security anomalies inside your AWS account. To do this, you must be able to perform analytics based on your CloudTrail logs. […]

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Tableau 10.4 Supports Amazon Redshift Spectrum with External Amazon S3 Tables

by Robin Cottiss, Russell Christopher, and Vaidy Krishnan | on | in Amazon Redshift* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

This is a guest post by Robin Cottiss, strategic customer consultant, Russell Christopher, staff product manager, and Vaidy Krishnan, senior manager of product marketing, at Tableau. Tableau, in their own words, “helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize, and share information. More than 61,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on the […]

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Build a Data Lake Foundation with AWS Glue and Amazon S3

A data lake is an increasingly popular way to store and analyze data that addresses the challenges of dealing with massive volumes of heterogeneous data. A data lake allows organizations to store all their data—structured and unstructured—in one centralized repository. Because data can be stored as-is, there is no need to convert it to a […]

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Amazon QuickSight Adds Support for Combo Charts and Row-Level Security

We are excited to announce support for two new features in Amazon QuickSight: 1) Combo charts, the first visual type in QuickSight to support dual-axis visualization, and 2) Row-Level Security, which allows access control over data at the row level based on the user who is accessing QuickSight. Together, these features enable you to present […]

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Federate Database User Authentication Easily with IAM and Amazon Redshift

Managing database users though federation allows you to manage authentication and authorization procedures centrally. Amazon Redshift now supports database authentication with IAM, enabling user authentication though enterprise federation. No need to manage separate database users and passwords to further ease the database administration. You can now manage users outside of AWS and authenticate them for […]

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Amazon Redshift Dense Compute (DC2) Nodes Deliver Twice the Performance as DC1 at the Same Price

Amazon Redshift makes analyzing exabyte-scale data fast, simple, and cost-effective. It delivers advanced data warehousing capabilities, including parallel execution, compressed columnar storage, and end-to-end encryption as a fully managed service, for less than $1,000/TB/year. With Amazon Redshift Spectrum, you can run SQL queries directly against exabytes of unstructured data in Amazon S3 for $5/TB scanned. Today, […]

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Predict Billboard Top 10 Hits Using RStudio, H2O and Amazon Athena

Success in the popular music industry is typically measured in terms of the number of Top 10 hits artists have to their credit. The music industry is a highly competitive multi-billion dollar business, and record labels incur various costs in exchange for a percentage of the profits from sales and concert tickets. Predicting the success […]

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Use Amazon QuickSight Federated Single Sign-On with Amazon Cognito User Pools

AWS recently released federated single sign-on to Amazon QuickSight, as announced on the Amazon QuickSight Now Supports Federated Single Sign-On Using SAML 2.0 post. However, SAML 2.0 is not the only way to federate users for Amazon QuickSight. Amazon Cognito user pools are full-fledged identity providers (IdP) that you can use to maintain a user […]

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