AWS Big Data Blog

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Validate, evolve, and control schemas in Amazon MSK and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams with AWS Glue Schema Registry

Data streaming technologies like Apache Kafka and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams capture and distribute data generated by thousands or millions of applications, websites, or machines. These technologies serve as a highly available transport layer that decouples the data-producing applications from data processors. However, the sheer number of applications producing, processing, routing, and consuming data can […]

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Building complex workflows with Amazon MWAA, AWS Step Functions, AWS Glue, and Amazon EMR

Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (Amazon MWAA) is a fully managed service that makes it easy to run open-source versions of Apache Airflow on AWS and build workflows to run your extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs and data pipelines. You can use AWS Step Functions as a serverless function orchestrator to build scalable […]

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Introducing Amazon EMR integration with Apache Ranger

Data security is an important pillar in data governance. It includes authentication, authorization , encryption and audit. Amazon EMR enables you to set up and run clusters of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with open-source big data applications like Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Flink, and Presto. You may also want to set up multi-tenant EMR […]

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Estimating scoring probabilities by preparing soccer matches data with AWS Glue DataBrew

In soccer (or football outside of the US), players decide to take shots when they think they can score. But how do they make that determination vs. when to pass or dribble? In a fraction of a second, in motion, while chased from multiple directions by other professional athletes, they think about their distance from […]

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We use Amazon SNS for sending notifications to users, and EventBridge is integrated to schedule running the Step Functions workflow.

Orchestrating an AWS Glue DataBrew job and Amazon Athena query with AWS Step Functions

As the industry grows with more data volume, big data analytics is becoming a common requirement in data analytics and machine learning (ML) use cases. Also, as we start building complex data engineering or data analytics pipelines, we look for a simpler orchestration mechanism with graphical user interface-based ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. Recently, AWS […]

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AQUA is available on Amazon Redshift RA3 instances at no additional cost.

The best new features for data analysts in Amazon Redshift in 2020

This is a guest post by Helen Anderson, data analyst and AWS Data Hero Every year, the Amazon Redshift team launches new and exciting features, and 2020 was no exception. New features to improve the data warehouse service and add interoperability with other AWS services were rolling out all year. I am part of a […]

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Building a real-time notification system with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams for Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for Apache Flink

Amazon DynamoDB helps you capture high-velocity data such as clickstream data to form customized user profiles and Internet of Things (IoT) data so that you can develop insights on sensor activity across various industries, including smart spaces, connected factories, smart packing, fitness monitoring, and more. It’s important to store these data points in a centralized […]

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Accessing and visualizing data from multiple data sources with Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Amazon Athena now supports federated query, a feature that allows you to query data in sources other than Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). You can use federated queries in Athena to query the data in place or build pipelines that extract data from multiple data sources and store them in Amazon S3. With Athena […]

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Testing data quality at scale with PyDeequ

You generally write unit tests for your code, but do you also test your data? Incoming data quality can make or break your application. Incorrect, missing, or malformed data can have a large impact on production systems. Examples of data quality issues include the following: Missing values can lead to failures in production system that […]

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Running queries securely from the same VPC where an Amazon Redshift cluster is running

Customers who don’t need to set up a VPN or a private connection to AWS often use public endpoints to access AWS. Although this is acceptable for testing out the services, most production workloads need a secure connection to their VPC on AWS. If you’re running your production data warehouse on Amazon Redshift, you can […]

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