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Authorize SparkSQL data manipulation on Amazon EMR using Apache Ranger

This post was last updated July 2022. With Amazon EMR 6.7, all Apache Spark DDL’s are now supported, except for CREATE VIEW. For details, see the section under “limitations”. NOTE: You will need to redeploy Spark service definition (link) on your Apache Ranger server. Instructions on how to redeploy can be found here. With Amazon […]


Use Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight in a cross-account environment

This blog post was last reviewed and updated May, 2022 to include AWS Lake Formation resource sharing model. Many AWS customers use a multi-account strategy to host applications for different departments within the same company. However, you might deploy services like Amazon QuickSight using a single-account approach, which raises challenges when you need to use […]

Simplify your data analysis with Amazon Redshift Query Editor v2

Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed cloud data warehouse that provides a web-based query editor in addition to supporting connectivity via ODBC/JDBC or the Redshift Data API. Tens of thousands of customers use Amazon Redshift as their analytics platform. Data analysts, database developers, and data scientists use SQL to analyze their data in Amazon […]


Amazon QuickSight deployment models for cross-account and cross-Region access to Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS

Many AWS customers use multiple AWS accounts and Regions across different departments and applications within the same company. However, you might deploy services like Amazon QuickSight using a single-account approach to centralize users, data source access, and dashboard management. This post explores how you can use different Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) private connectivity features to connect QuickSight […]

An updated Amazon QuickSight sign-in experience

This blog post was last updated on September 14th 2022 to reflect the launch being generally available in all QuickSight regions. More details here. Amazon QuickSight launched changes in the sign-in domain and a new look and feel while signing in. This doesn’t impact your access to QuickSight. In this post, we walk through changes […]

Create stunning, pixel perfect dashboards with the new free-form layout mode in Amazon QuickSight

The latest update of Amazon QuickSight introduces a new free-form dashboard layout option, along with granular per-visual interaction controls and conditional rendering options that open up a range of creative possibilities for dashboard authors. In this post, we look at the new capabilities available and how you can use them to create and share stunning […]

How NortonLifelock built a serverless architecture for real-time analysis of their VPN usage metrics

This post presents a reference architecture and optimization strategies for building serverless data analytics solutions on AWS using Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics. In addition, this post shows the design approach that the engineering team at NortonLifeLock took to build out an operational analytics platform that processes usage data for their VPN services, consuming petabytes of […]

Configure Amazon EMR Studio and Amazon EKS to run notebooks with Amazon EMR on EKS

Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS provides a deployment option for Amazon EMR that allows you to run analytics workloads on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). This is an attractive option because it allows you to run applications on a common pool of resources without having to provision infrastructure. In addition, you can use Amazon […]

Integral Ad Science secures self-service data lake using AWS Lake Formation

This post is co-written with Mat Sharpe, Technical Lead, AWS & Systems Engineering from Integral Ad Science. Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. The company’s mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. IAS […]

Accelerate your data warehouse migration to Amazon Redshift – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of posts. We’re excited to share dozens of new features to automate your schema conversion; preserve your investment in existing scripts, reports, and applications; accelerate query performance; and potentially reduce your overall cost to migrate to Amazon Redshift. Check out the previous posts in this series: Accelerate your […]