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Category: AWS Lambda*

How to retain system tables’ data spanning multiple Amazon Redshift clusters and run cross-cluster diagnostic queries

In this blog post, I present a solution that exports system tables from multiple Amazon Redshift clusters into an Amazon S3 bucket. This solution is serverless, and you can schedule it as frequently as every five minutes. The AWS CloudFormation deployment template that I provide automates the solution setup in your environment. The system tables’ data in the Amazon S3 bucket is partitioned by cluster name and query execution date to enable efficient joins in cross-cluster diagnostic queries.

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Dynamically Create Friendly URLs for Your Amazon EMR Web Interfaces

This solution provides a serverless approach to automatically assigning a friendly name for your EMR cluster for easy access to popular notebooks and other web interfaces.

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Preprocessing Data in Amazon Kinesis Analytics with AWS Lambda

Kinesis Analytics now gives you the option to preprocess your data with AWS Lambda. This gives you a great deal of flexibility in defining what data gets analyzed by your Kinesis Analytics application. In this post, I discuss some common use cases for preprocessing, and walk you through an example to help highlight its applicability.

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Implement Continuous Integration and Delivery of Apache Spark Applications using AWS

In this post, we walk you through a solution that implements a continuous integration and deployment pipeline supported by AWS services. You can use the sample template and Spark application shared in this post and adapt them for the specific needs of your own application.

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Building a Real World Evidence Platform on AWS

Deriving insights from large datasets is central to nearly every industry, and life sciences is no exception. To combat the rising cost of bringing drugs to market, pharmaceutical companies are looking for ways to optimize their drug development processes. They are turning to big data analytics to better quantify the effect that their drug compounds […]

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Build a Serverless Architecture to Analyze Amazon CloudFront Access Logs Using AWS Lambda, Amazon Athena, and Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Nowadays, it’s common for a web server to be fronted by a global content delivery service, like Amazon CloudFront. This type of front end accelerates delivery of websites, APIs, media content, and other web assets to provide a better experience to users across the globe. The insights gained by analysis of Amazon CloudFront access logs […]

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Build a Healthcare Data Warehouse Using Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, AWS Lambda, and OMOP

In the healthcare field, data comes in all shapes and sizes. Despite efforts to standardize terminology, some concepts (e.g., blood glucose) are still often depicted in different ways. This post demonstrates how to convert an openly available dataset called MIMIC-III, which consists of de-identified medical data for about 40,000 patients, into an open source data […]

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How Eliza Corporation Moved Healthcare Data to the Cloud

In this post, I discuss some of the practical challenges faced during the implementation of the data lake for Eliza and the corresponding details of the ways we solved these issues with AWS. The challenges we faced involved the variety of data and a need for a common view of the data.

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Processing VPC Flow Logs with Amazon EMR

In this post, I show you how to gain valuable insight into your network by using Amazon EMR and Amazon VPC Flow Logs. The walkthrough implements a pattern often found in network equipment called ‘Top Talkers’, an ordered list of the heaviest network users, but the model can also be used for many other types of network analysis.

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