AWS Big Data Blog

Category: Management Tools

Use AWS CloudWatch as a destination for Amazon Redshift Audit logs

Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable, secure, and fully-managed cloud data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all of your data using standard SQL. Amazon Redshift has comprehensive security capabilities to satisfy the most demanding requirements. To help you to monitor the database for security and troubleshooting purposes, Amazon Redshift logs information […]

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Monitor your Amazon QuickSight deployments using the new Amazon CloudWatch integration

Amazon QuickSight is a fully-managed, cloud-native business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy to connect to your data, create interactive dashboards, and share these with tens of thousands of users, either within the QuickSight interface or embedded in software as a service (SaaS) applications or web portals. With QuickSight providing insights to power your […]

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Create cross-account, custom Amazon Managed Grafana dashboards for Amazon Redshift

Amazon Managed Grafana recently announced a new data source plugin for Amazon Redshift, enabling you to query, visualize, and alert on your Amazon Redshift data from Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces. With the new Amazon Redshift data source, you can now create dashboards and alerts in your Amazon Managed Grafana workspaces to analyze your structured and […]

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Automate your validated dataset deployment using Amazon QuickSight and AWS CloudFormation

A lot of the power behind business intelligence (BI) and data visualization tools such as Amazon QuickSight comes from the ability to work interactively with data through a GUI. Report authors create dashboards using GUI-based tools, then in just a few clicks can share the dashboards with business users and decision-makers. This workflow empowers authors […]

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Query and visualize Amazon Redshift operational metrics using the Amazon Redshift plugin for Grafana

Grafana is a rich interactive open-source tool by Grafana Labs for visualizing data across one or many data sources. It’s used in a variety of modern monitoring stacks, allowing you to have a common technical base and apply common monitoring practices across different systems. Amazon Managed Grafana is a fully managed, scalable, and secure Grafana-as-a-service […]

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Automate building data lakes using AWS Service Catalog

Today, organizations spend a considerable amount of time understanding business processes, profiling data, and analyzing data from a variety of sources. The result is highly structured and organized data used primarily for reporting purposes. These traditional systems extract data from transactional systems that consist of metrics and attributes that describe different aspects of the business. […]

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Gain insights into your Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose delivery stream using Amazon CloudWatch

The volume of data being generated globally is growing at an ever-increasing pace. Data is generated to support an increasing number of use cases, such as IoT, advertisement, gaming, security monitoring, machine learning (ML), and more. The growth of these use cases drives both volume and velocity of streaming data and requires companies to capture, […]

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Automate Amazon Redshift Cluster management operations using AWS CloudFormation

Amazon Redshift is the fastest and most widely used cloud data warehouse. Tens of thousands of customers run business-critical workloads on Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift offers many features that enable you to build scalable, highly performant, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage workloads. For example, you can scale an Amazon Redshift cluster up or down based on your […]

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Auto scaling Amazon Kinesis Data Streams using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda

This post is co-written with Noah Mundahl, Director of Public Cloud Engineering at United Health Group. Update (12/1/2021): Amazon Kinesis Data Streams On-Demand mode is now the recommended way to natively auto scale your Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. In this post, we cover a solution to add auto scaling to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. Whether […]

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Increase Amazon Elasticsearch Service performance by upgrading to Graviton2

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon OpenSearch Service supports multiple instance types based on your use case. In 2021, AWS announced general purpose (M6g), compute optimized (C6g), and memory optimized (R6g, R6gd) instance types for Amazon OpenSearch Service version 7.9 or later powered by AWS […]

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