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Introducing the Data Lake Solution on AWS

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This blog post has been translated into Japanese.  Many of our customers choose to build their data lake on AWS. They find the flexible, pay-as-you-go, cloud model is ideal when dealing with vast amounts of heterogeneous data. While some customers choose to build their own lake, many others are supported by a wide range of […]

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Build a Community of Analysts with Amazon QuickSight

Imagine you’ve just landed your dream job. You’ve always liked tackling the hardest problems and you’ve got one now: You’ll work for a chain of coffee shops that’s struggling against fierce competition, tight budgets, and low morale. But there’s a new management team in place. As head of business intelligence (BI), you think you can […]

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Agile Analytics with Amazon Redshift

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services What makes outstanding business intelligence (BI)? It needs to be accurate and up-to-date, but this alone won’t differentiate a solution. Perhaps a better measure is to consider the reaction you get when your latest report or metric is released to the business. Good BI […]

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Performance Tuning Your Titan Graph Database on AWS

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services Graph databases can outperform an RDBMS and give much simpler query syntax for many use cases. In my last post, Building a Graph Database on AWS Using Amazon DynamoDB and Titan, I showed how a network of relationships can be stored and queried using […]

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Building a Graph Database on AWS Using Amazon DynamoDB and Titan

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services You might not know it, but a graph has changed your life. A bold claim perhaps, but companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have revolutionized the way society interacts through their ability to manage a huge network of relationships. However, graphs aren’t just […]

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The Impact of Using Latest-Generation Instances for Your Amazon EMR Job

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) is a web service that makes it easy to process large amounts of data efficiently.  Amazon EMR uses the popular open source framework Apache Hadoop combined with several other AWS products to do such tasks as web indexing, data […]

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Visualizing Real-time, Geotagged Data with Amazon Kinesis

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for processing real-time data at massive scale.  Whether you are building a system that collects data from remote sensors, aggregating log files from multiple servers, or creating the latest Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Amazon Kinesis lets […]

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