AWS Big Data Blog

Category: Industries

How Goldman Sachs migrated from their on-premises Apache Kafka cluster to Amazon MSK

This is a guest post by Zachary Whitford, Associate, Richa Prajapati, Vice President and Aldo Piddiu, Vice President in the Global Investment Research engineering team at Goldman Sachs. The Global Investment Research (GIR) division at Goldman Sachs delivers client-focused research in the equity, fixed income, currency, and commodities markets. GIR analysts help the firm’s investor […]

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Best Western slashes analytics costs, improves operations worldwide using Amazon QuickSight

This is a guest blog post by Best Western Hotels and Resorts. In their own words, “Best Western Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning global network of hotels located in over 100 countries and territories that offers accommodations for all types of travelers.” With 18 brands and varied ownership structures across geographies, Best Western Hotel […]

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Data monetization and customer experience optimization using telco data assets: Part 2

Part 1 of this series explains the importance of building and implementing a customer experience (CX) management and data monetization strategy for telecom service providers (TSPs), and the major challenges driving these initiatives. It also includes an AWS CloudFormation template to set up a demonstration of the solution using AWS services. It covers transforming and enriching […]

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Data monetization and customer experience optimization using telco data assets: Part 1

The landscape of the telecommunications industry is changing rapidly. For telecom service providers (TSPs), revenue from core voice and data services continues to shrink due to regulatory pressure and emerging OTT players that offer an attractive alternative. Despite increasing demand from customers for bandwidth, speed, and efficiency, TSPs are finding that ROI from implementing new […]

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Speed up data ingestion on Amazon Redshift with BryteFlow

This is a guest post by Pradnya Bhandary, Co-Founder and CEO at Bryte Systems. Data can be transformative for an organization. How and where you store your data for analysis and business intelligence is therefore an especially important decision that each organization needs to make. Should you choose an on-premises data warehouse solution or embrace […]

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Enhancing customer safety by leveraging the scalable, secure, and cost-optimized Toyota Connected Data Lake

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), a global automotive manufacturer, has made “connected cars” a core priority as part of its broader transformation from an auto company to a mobility company. In recent years, TMC and its affiliate technology and big data company, Toyota Connected, have developed an array of new technologies to provide connected services that […]

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Build a distributed big data reconciliation engine using Amazon EMR and Amazon Athena

This is a guest post by Sara Miller, Head of Data Management and Data Lake, Direct Energy; and Zhouyi Liu, Senior AWS Developer, Direct Energy. Enterprise companies like Direct Energy migrate on-premises data warehouses and services to AWS to achieve fully manageable digital transformation of their organization. Freedom from traditional data warehouse constraints frees up […]

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How Goldman Sachs builds cross-account connectivity to their Amazon MSK clusters with AWS PrivateLink

This guest post presents patterns for accessing an Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka cluster across your AWS account or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) boundaries using AWS PrivateLink. In addition, the post discusses the pattern that the Transaction Banking team at Goldman Sachs (TxB) chose for their cross-account access, the reasons behind their […]

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