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Encrypt and Decrypt Amazon Kinesis Records Using AWS KMS

Customers with strict compliance or data security requirements often require data to be encrypted at all times, including at rest or in transit within the AWS cloud. This post shows you how to build a real-time streaming application using Kinesis in which your records are encrypted while at rest or in transit. Amazon Kinesis overview […]

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Running R on Amazon Athena

This blog post has been translated into Japanese. Data scientists are often concerned about managing the infrastructure behind big data platforms while running SQL on R. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that works directly with data stored in S3 and makes it easy to analyze data using standard SQL without the need to […]

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Amazon Redshift Monitoring Now Supports End User Queries and Canaries

Ian Meyers is a Solutions Architecture Senior Manager with AWS The serverless Amazon Redshift Monitoring utility lets you gather important performance metrics from your Redshift cluster’s system tables and persists the results in Amazon CloudWatch. This serverless solution leverages AWS Lambda to schedule custom SQL queries and process the results. With this utility, you can use […]

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Analyzing VPC Flow Logs with Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight

Many business and operational processes require you to analyze large volumes of frequently updated data. Log analysis, for example, involves querying and visualizing large volumes of log data to identify behavioral patterns, understand application processing flows, and investigate and diagnose issues. VPC flow logs capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network […]

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Analyze Security, Compliance, and Operational Activity Using AWS CloudTrail and Amazon Athena

As organizations move their workloads to the cloud, audit logs provide a wealth of information on the operations, governance, and security of assets and resources. As the complexity of the workloads increases, so does the volume of audit logs being generated. It becomes increasingly difficult for organizations to analyze and understand what is happening in […]

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Harmonize, Search, and Analyze Loosely Coupled Datasets on AWS

You have come up with an exciting hypothesis, and now you are keen to find and analyze as much data as possible to prove (or refute) it. There are many datasets that might be applicable, but they have been created at different times by different people and don’t conform to any common standard. They use […]

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Scheduled Refresh for SPICE Data Sets on Amazon QuickSight

Jose Kunnackal is a Senior Product Manager for Amazon Quicksight This blog post has been translated into Japanese. In November 2016, we launched Amazon QuickSight, a cloud-powered, business analytics service that lets you quickly and easily visualize your data. QuickSight uses SPICE (Super-fast, Parallel, In-Memory Calculation Engine), a fully managed data store that enables blazing […]

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Create Tables in Amazon Athena from Nested JSON and Mappings Using JSONSerDe

Most systems use Java Script Object Notation (JSON) to log event information. Although it’s efficient and flexible, deriving information from JSON is difficult. In this post, you will use the tightly coupled integration of Amazon Kinesis Firehose for log delivery, Amazon S3 for log storage, and Amazon Athena with JSONSerDe to run SQL queries against these logs without […]

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Migrate External Table Definitions from a Hive Metastore to Amazon Athena

For customers who use Hive external tables on Amazon EMR, or any flavor of Hadoop, a key challenge is how to effectively migrate an existing Hive metastore to Amazon Athena, an interactive query service that directly analyzes data stored in Amazon S3. With Athena, there are no clusters to manage and tune, and no infrastructure to […]

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