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Category: AWS Lake Formation

Amazon DataZone announces integration with AWS Lake Formation hybrid access mode for the AWS Glue Data Catalog

Last week, we announced the general availability of the integration between Amazon DataZone and AWS Lake Formation hybrid access mode. In this post, we share how this new feature helps you simplify the way you use Amazon DataZone to enable secure and governed sharing of your data in the AWS Glue Data Catalog. We also […]

Use AWS Glue ETL to perform merge, partition evolution, and schema evolution on Apache Iceberg

As enterprises collect increasing amounts of data from various sources, the structure and organization of that data often need to change over time to meet evolving analytical needs. However, altering schema and table partitions in traditional data lakes can be a disruptive and time-consuming task, requiring renaming or recreating entire tables and reprocessing large datasets. […]

How BMO improved data security with Amazon Redshift and AWS Lake Formation

This post is cowritten with Amy Tseng, Jack Lin and Regis Chow from BMO. BMO is the 8th largest bank in North America by assets. It provides personal and commercial banking, global markets, and investment banking services to 13 million customers. As they continue to implement their Digital First strategy for speed, scale and the […]

Empowering data-driven excellence: How the Bluestone Data Platform embraced data mesh for success

This post is co-written with Toney Thomas and Ben Vengerovsky from Bluestone. In the ever-evolving world of finance and lending, the need for real-time, reliable, and centralized data has become paramount. Bluestone, a leading financial institution, embarked on a transformative journey to modernize its data infrastructure and transition to a data-driven organization. In this post, […]

Enhance data security and governance for Amazon Redshift Spectrum with VPC endpoints

Many customers are extending their data warehouse capabilities to their data lake with Amazon Redshift. They are looking to further enhance their security posture where they can enforce access policies on their data lakes based on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Furthermore, they are adopting security models that require access to the data lake […]

Simplify access management with Amazon Redshift and AWS Lake Formation for users in an External Identity Provider

Many organizations use identity providers (IdPs) to authenticate users, manage their attributes, and group memberships for secure, efficient, and centralized identity management. You might be modernizing your data architecture using Amazon Redshift to enable access to your data lake and data in your data warehouse, and are looking for a centralized and scalable way to […]

AWS Lake Formation 2023 year in review

AWS Lake Formation and the AWS Glue Data Catalog form an integral part of a data governance solution for data lakes built on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with multiple AWS analytics services integrating with them. In 2022, we talked about the enhancements we had done to these services. We continue to listen to […]

Enforce fine-grained access control on Open Table Formats via Amazon EMR integrated with AWS Lake Formation

With Amazon EMR 6.15, we launched AWS Lake Formation based fine-grained access controls (FGAC) on Open Table Formats (OTFs), including Apache Hudi, Apache Iceberg, and Delta lake. This allows you to simplify security and governance over transactional data lakes by providing access controls at table-, column-, and row-level permissions with your Apache Spark jobs. Many […]

Enhance query performance using AWS Glue Data Catalog column-level statistics

Today, we’re making available a new capability of AWS Glue Data Catalog that allows generating column-level statistics for AWS Glue tables. These statistics are now integrated with the cost-based optimizers (CBO) of Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift Spectrum, resulting in improved query performance and potential cost savings. Data lakes are designed for storing vast amounts […]

Decentralize LF-tag management with AWS Lake Formation

In today’s data-driven world, organizations face unprecedented challenges in managing and extracting valuable insights from their ever-expanding data ecosystems. As the number of data assets and users grow, the traditional approaches to data management and governance are no longer sufficient. Customers are now building more advanced architectures to decentralize permissions management to allow for individual […]