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Join a streaming data source with CDC data for real-time serverless data analytics using AWS Glue, AWS DMS, and Amazon DynamoDB

Customers have been using data warehousing solutions to perform their traditional analytics tasks. Recently, data lakes have gained lot of traction to become the foundation for analytical solutions, because they come with benefits such as scalability, fault tolerance, and support for structured, semi-structured, and unstructured datasets. Data lakes are not transactional by default; however, there […]

Real-time time series anomaly detection for streaming applications on Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics

Detecting anomalies in real time from high-throughput streams is key for informing on timely decisions in order to adapt and respond to unexpected scenarios. Stream processing frameworks such as Apache Flink empower users to design systems that can ingest and process continuous flows of data at scale. In this post, we present a streaming time […]

Simplify AWS Glue job orchestration and monitoring with Amazon MWAA

Organizations across all industries have complex data processing requirements for their analytical use cases across different analytics systems, such as data lakes on AWS, data warehouses (Amazon Redshift), search (Amazon OpenSearch Service), NoSQL (Amazon DynamoDB), machine learning (Amazon SageMaker), and more. Analytics professionals are tasked with deriving value from data stored in these distributed systems […]

What’s new with Amazon MWAA support for startup scripts

Amazon Managed Workflow for Apache Airflow (Amazon MWAA) is a managed service for Apache Airflow that lets you use the same familiar Apache Airflow environment to orchestrate your workflows and enjoy improved scalability, availability, and security without the operational burden of having to manage the underlying infrastructure. In April 2023, Amazon MWAA added support for […]

Stream data with Amazon MSK Connect using an open-source JDBC connector

Customers are adopting Amazon Managed Service for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) as a fast and reliable streaming platform to build their enterprise data hub. In addition to streaming capabilities, setting up Amazon MSK enables organizations to use a pub/sub model for data distribution with loosely coupled and independent components. To publish and distribute the data […]

Improve power utility operational efficiency using smart sensor data and Amazon QuickSight

This blog post is co-written with Steve Alexander at PG&E. In today’s rapidly changing energy landscape, power disturbances cause businesses millions of dollars due to service interruptions and power quality issues. Large utility territories make it difficult to detect and locate faults when power outages occur, leading to longer restoration times, recurring outages, and unhappy […]

Ten new visual transforms in AWS Glue Studio

AWS Glue Studio is a graphical interface that makes it easy to create, run, and monitor extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs in AWS Glue. It allows you to visually compose data transformation workflows using nodes that represent different data handling steps, which later are converted automatically into code to run. AWS Glue Studio recently […]

Use SAML Identities for programmatic access to Amazon OpenSearch Service

Customers of Amazon OpenSearch Service can already use Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to access OpenSearch Dashboards. This post outlines two methods by which programmatic users can now access OpenSearch using SAML identities. This applies to all identity providers (IdPs) that support SAML 2.0, including prevalent ones like Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS), Okta, AWS […]

Scale your AWS Glue for Apache Spark jobs with new larger worker types G.4X and G.8X

Hundreds of thousands of customers use AWS Glue, a serverless data integration service, to discover, prepare, and combine data for analytics, machine learning (ML), and application development. AWS Glue for Apache Spark jobs work with your code and configuration of the number of data processing units (DPU). Each DPU provides 4 vCPU, 16 GB memory, […]

New scatter plot options in Amazon QuickSight to visualize your data

Are you looking to understand the relationships between two numerical variables? Scatter plots are a powerful visual type that allow you to identify patterns, outliers, and strength of relationships between variables. In this post, we walk you through the newly launched scatter plot features in Amazon QuickSight, which will help you take your correlation analysis […]