AWS Big Data Blog

Category: Analytics

Building an Event-Based Analytics Pipeline for Amazon Game Studios’ Breakaway

All software developers strive to build products that are functional, robust, and bug-free, but video game developers have an extra challenge: they must also create a product that entertains. When designing a game, developers must consider how the various elements—such as characters, story, environment, and mechanics—will fit together and, more importantly, how players will interact […]

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Implementing Authorization and Auditing using Apache Ranger on Amazon EMR

Updated 9/26/2018: Updates have been made to support the latest versions of EMR and Apache Ranger. ————————————————– Role-based access control (RBAC) is an important security requirement for multi-tenant Hadoop clusters. Enforcing this across always-on and transient clusters can be hard to set up and maintain. Imagine an organization that has an RBAC matrix using Active […]

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Analyzing Data in S3 using Amazon Athena

Neil Mukerje is a Solution Architect for Amazon Web Services Abhishek Sinha is a Senior Product Manager on Amazon Athena Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly from Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to set up or manage and you can […]

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Low-Latency Access on Trillions of Records: FINRA’s Architecture Using Apache HBase on Amazon EMR with Amazon S3

John Hitchingham is Director of Performance Engineering at FINRA The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a private sector regulator responsible for analyzing 99% of the equities and 65% of the option activity in the US. In order to look for fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, and abuse, FINRA’s technology group has developed a robust […]

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Dynamically Scale Applications on Amazon EMR with Auto Scaling

Jonathan Fritz is a Senior Product Manager for Amazon EMR Customers running Apache Spark, Presto, and the Apache Hadoop ecosystem take advantage of Amazon EMR’s elasticity to save costs by terminating clusters after workflows are complete and resizing clusters with low-cost Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. For instance, customers can create clusters for daily ETL or machine learning […]

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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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Scale Your Amazon Kinesis Stream Capacity with UpdateShardCount

Allan MacInnis is a Kinesis Solution Architect for Amazon Web Services Starting today, you can easily scale your Amazon Kinesis streams to respond in real time to changes in your streaming data needs. Customers use Amazon Kinesis to capture, store, and analyze terabytes of data per hour from clickstreams, financial transactions, social media feeds, and […]

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