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Category: AWS Lake Formation

Design patterns for an enterprise data lake using AWS Lake Formation cross-account access

In this post, we briefly walk through the most common design patterns adapted by enterprises to build lake house solutions to support their business agility in a multi-tenant model using the AWS Lake Formation cross-account feature to enable a multi-account strategy for line of business (LOB) accounts to produce and consume data from your data […]

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Build secure encrypted data lakes with AWS Lake Formation

Maintaining customer data privacy, protection against intellectual property loss, and compliance with data protection laws are essential objectives of today’s organizations. To protect data against security threats, vulnerabilities within the organization, malicious software, or cyber criminality, organizations are increasingly encrypting their data. Although you can enable server-side encryption in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), […]

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Securely analyze your data with AWS Lake Formation and Amazon QuickSight

Many useful business insights can arise from analyzing customer preferences, behavior, and usage patterns. With this information, businesses can innovate faster and improve the customer experience, leading to better engagement and accelerating product adoption. More and more businesses are looking for ways to securely store and restrict access to customer data, which may include personally […]

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Effective data lakes using AWS Lake Formation, Part 3: Using ACID transactions on governed tables

Data lakes on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) have become the default repository for all enterprise data and serve as common choice for a large number of users querying from a variety of analytics and ML tools. Often times you want to ingest data continuously into the data lake from multiple sources and query against the […]

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Manage fine-grained access control using AWS Lake Formation

AWS Lake Formation is a fully managed service that helps you build, secure, and manage data lakes, and provide access control for data in the data lake. Customers across lines of business (LOBs) need a way to manage granular access permissions for different users at the table and column level. Lake Formation helps you manage […]

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Effective data lakes using AWS Lake Formation, Part 2: Creating a governed table for streaming data sources

We announced the preview of AWS Lake Formation transactions, row-level security, and acceleration at AWS re:Invent 2020. In Part 1 of this series, we explained how to set up a governed table and add objects to it. In this post, we expand on this example, and demonstrate how to ingest streaming data into governed tables using Lake Formation transactions. […]

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Effective data lakes using AWS Lake Formation, Part 1: Getting started with governed tables

Thousands of customers are building their data lakes on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). You can use AWS Lake Formation to build your data lakes easily—in a matter of days as opposed to months. However, there are still some difficult challenges to address with your data lakes: Supporting streaming updates and deletes in your data […]

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How FanDuel Group secures personally identifiable information in a data lake using AWS Lake Formation

This post is co-written with Damian Grech from FanDuel FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the US, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit […]

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Controlling data lake access across multiple AWS accounts using AWS Lake Formation

When deploying data lakes on AWS, you can use multiple AWS accounts to better separate different projects or lines of business. In this post, we see how the AWS Lake Formation cross-account capabilities simplify securing and managing distributed data lakes across multiple accounts through a centralized approach, providing fine-grained access control to the AWS Glue […]

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Managing COVID-19 exposure with crowd tracing

This is a guest blog post by AWS partner Aspire Ventures As we enter winter, with fewer options to be outdoors, our personal choices can impact our risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus even more. The New England Journal of Medicine publication showed real-world examples of the effectiveness of masks and social distancing in mitigating […]

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