AWS Big Data Blog

Category: Analytics

Implementing Authorization and Auditing using Apache Ranger on Amazon EMR

Updated 12/03/2020: Support for EMR 6.1 and Ranger 2.2 has been added. See this for the list of fixes. A new git repo has been created under aws-samples (link) that has the code tied to this blogpost, including the roadmap (link). Updated 2/14/2020: Updates have been made to support the latest versions of EMR and Apache Ranger […]

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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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Use Apache Flink on Amazon EMR

Today we are making it even easier to run Flink on AWS as it is now natively supported in Amazon EMR 5.1.0. EMR supports running Flink-on-YARN so you can create either a long-running cluster that accepts multiple jobs or a short-running Flink session in a transient cluster that helps reduce your costs by only charging you for the time that you use.

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Fact or Fiction: Google BigQuery Outperforms Amazon Redshift as an Enterprise Data Warehouse?

Publishing misleading performance benchmarks is a classic old guard marketing tactic. It’s not surprising to see old guard companies (like Oracle) doing this, but we were kind of surprised to see Google take this approach, too. So, when Google presented their BigQuery vs. Amazon Redshift benchmark results at a private event in San Francisco on September 29, 2016, it piqued our interest and we decided to dig deeper.

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