AWS Big Data Blog

Category: Best Practices

Build a serverless analytics application with Amazon Redshift and Amazon API Gateway

Serverless applications are a modernized way to perform analytics among business departments and engineering teams. Business teams can gain meaningful insights by simplifying their reporting through web applications and distributing it to a broader audience. Use cases can include the following: Dashboarding – A webpage consisting of tables and charts where each component can offer […]

Accelerate your data exploration and experimentation with the AWS Analytics Reference Architecture library

Organizations use their data to solve complex problems by starting small, running iterative experiments, and refining the solution. Although the power of experiments can’t be ignored, organizations have to be cautious about the cost-effectiveness of such experiments. If time is spent creating the underlying infrastructure for enabling experiments, it further adds to the cost. Developers […]

Run fault tolerant and cost-optimized Spark clusters using Amazon EMR on EKS and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Amazon EMR on EKS is a deployment option in Amazon EMR that allows you to run Spark jobs on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Spot Instances save you up to 90% over On-Demand Instances, and is a great way to cost optimize the Spark workloads running on Amazon […]

Monitor AWS workloads without a single line of code with and Kinesis Firehose

Observability data provides near real-time insights into the health and performance of AWS workloads, so that engineers can quickly address production issues and troubleshoot them before widespread customer impact. As AWS workloads grow, observability data has been exploding, which requires flexible big data solutions to handle the throughput of large and unpredictable volumes of observability […]

Lower your Amazon OpenSearch Service storage cost with gp3 Amazon EBS volumes

Amazon OpenSearch Service makes it easy for you to perform interactive log analytics, real-time application monitoring, website search, and more. OpenSearch is an open-source, distributed search and analytics suite comprising OpenSearch, a distributed search and analytics engine, and OpenSearch Dashboards, a UI and visualization tool. When you use Amazon OpenSearch Service, you configure a set […]

Build your Apache Hudi data lake on AWS using Amazon EMR – Part 1

Apache Hudi is an open-source transactional data lake framework that greatly simplifies incremental data processing and data pipeline development. It does this by bringing core warehouse and database functionality directly to a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or Apache HDFS. Hudi provides table management, instantaneous views, efficient upserts/deletes, advanced indexes, streaming […]

Automate Amazon Redshift Serverless data warehouse management using AWS CloudFormation and the AWS CLI

Amazon Redshift Serverless makes it simple to run and scale analytics without having to manage the instance type, instance size, lifecycle management, pausing, resuming, and so on. It automatically provisions and intelligently scales data warehouse compute capacity to deliver fast performance for even the most demanding and unpredictable workloads, and you pay only for what […]

Get started with Apache Hudi using AWS Glue by implementing key design concepts – Part 1

Many organizations build data lakes on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using a modern architecture for a scalable and cost-effective solution. Open-source storage formats like Parquet and Avro are commonly used, and data is stored in these formats as immutable files. As the data lake is expanded to additional use cases, there are still […]

Common streaming data enrichment patterns in Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics for Apache Flink

Stream data processing allows you to act on data in real time. Real-time data analytics can help you have on-time and optimized responses while improving overall customer experience. Apache Flink is a distributed computation framework that allows for stateful real-time data processing. It provides a single set of APIs for building batch and streaming jobs, […]

Diagram to illustrate soft multi-tenancy

Design considerations for Amazon EMR on EKS in a multi-tenant Amazon EKS environment

Many AWS customers use Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) in order to take advantage of Kubernetes without the burden of managing the Kubernetes control plane. With Kubernetes, you can centrally manage your workloads and offer administrators a multi-tenant environment where they can create, update, scale, and secure workloads using a single API. Kubernetes also […]