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Category: Analytics

Streaming Amazon DynamoDB data into a centralized data lake

For organizations moving towards a serverless microservice approach, Amazon DynamoDB has become a preferred backend database due to its fully managed, multi-Region, multi-active durability with built-in security controls, backup and restore, and in-memory caching for internet-scale application. , which you can then use to derive near-real-time business insights. The data lake provides capabilities to business teams to plug in […]

Increase Apache Kafka’s resiliency with a multi-Region deployment and MirrorMaker 2

Customers create business continuity plans and disaster recovery (DR) strategies to maximize resiliency for their applications, because downtime or data loss can result in losing revenue or halting operations. Ultimately, DR planning is all about enabling the business to continue running despite a Regional outage. This post explains how to make Apache Kafka resilient to […]

Top 10 Flink SQL queries to try in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics Studio

Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics Studio makes it easy to analyze streaming data in real time and build stream processing applications using standard SQL, Python, and Scala. With a few clicks on the AWS Management Console, you can launch a serverless notebook to query data streams and get results in seconds. Kinesis Data Analytics reduces the […]

Preprocess logs for anomaly detection in Amazon OpenSearch

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon OpenSearch Service supports real-time anomaly detection, which uses machine learning (ML) to proactively detect anomalies in real-time streaming data. When used to analyze application logs, it can detect anomalies such as unusually high error rates or sudden changes in […]

DOCOMO empowers business units with self-service knowledge access thanks to agile AWS QuickSight business intelligence

NTT DOCOMO is the largest telecom company in Japan. It provides innovative, convenient, and secure mobile services that enable customers to realize smarter lives. More than 73 million customers in Japan connect through its advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world’s most progressive LTE Advanced networks. In addition to […]

Amazon Redshift identity federation with multi-factor authentication

December 2022: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. Password-based access control alone is not considered secure enough, and many organizations are adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) as a de facto standard to prevent unauthorized access to systems and data. SSO frees up time and resources for both administrators and end […]

Monitor your Amazon ES domains with Amazon Elasticsearch Service Monitor

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon OpenSearch Service is a fully managed service that you can use to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost-effectively at scale. The service provides support for open-source Elasticsearch APIs, managed Kibana, and integration with Logstash and other AWS services. Amazon […]

Hydrate your data lake with SaaS application data using Amazon AppFlow

Organizations today want to make data-driven decisions. The data could lie in multiple source systems, such as line of business applications, log files, connected devices, social media, and many more. As organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) applications, data becomes increasingly fragmented and trapped in different “data islands.” To make decision-making easier, organizations are […]

Build secure encrypted data lakes with AWS Lake Formation

Maintaining customer data privacy, protection against intellectual property loss, and compliance with data protection laws are essential objectives of today’s organizations. To protect data against security threats, vulnerabilities within the organization, malicious software, or cyber criminality, organizations are increasingly encrypting their data. Although you can enable server-side encryption in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), […]

Improve query performance using AWS Glue partition indexes

While creating data lakes on the cloud, the data catalog is crucial to centralize metadata and make the data visible, searchable, and queryable for users. With the recent exponential growth of data volume, it becomes much more important to optimize data layout and maintain the metadata on cloud storage to keep the value of data […]