AWS Big Data Blog

AWS Big Data Blog Month in Review: March 2017

Another month of big data solutions on the Big Data Blog. Please take a look at our summaries below and learn, comment, and share. Thank you for reading! Analyze Security, Compliance, and Operational Activity Using AWS CloudTrail and Amazon Athena In this blog post, walk through how to set up and use the recently released […]

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Amazon QuickSight Spring Announcement: KPI Charts, Export to CSV, AD Connector, and More!

Today I’m excited to share with you a number of exciting new features and enhancements in Amazon QuickSight. You can now create key performance indicator (KPI) charts, define custom ranges when importing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, export data to comma separated value (CSV) format, and create aggregate filters for SPICE data sets. In the Enterprise Edition, […]

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Meet the Amazon EMR Team this Friday at a Tech Talk & Networking Event in Mountain View

Want to change the world with Big Data and Analytics? Come join us on the Amazon EMR team in Amazon Web Services! Meet the Amazon EMR team this Friday April 7th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at Michael’s at Shoreline in Mountain View. We’ll feature short tech talks by EMR leadership who will talk about the past, […]

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Big Data Resources on the AWS Knowledge Center

The AWS Knowledge Center answers the questions we receive most frequently from AWS customers. It is a resource for you that is distinct from AWS Documentation, the AWS Discussion Forums, and the AWS Support Center. It covers questions from across every AWS service. Specific big data services covered on the Knowledge Center include Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, […]

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Top 10 Performance Tuning Tips for Amazon Athena

This blog post has been translated into Japanese.  Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data stored in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. Athena is easy to use. Simply […]

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Running R on Amazon Athena

This blog post has been translated into Japanese. Data scientists are often concerned about managing the infrastructure behind big data platforms while running SQL on R. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that works directly with data stored in S3 and makes it easy to analyze data using standard SQL without the need to […]

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Amazon Redshift Monitoring Now Supports End User Queries and Canaries

Ian Meyers is a Solutions Architecture Senior Manager with AWS The serverless Amazon Redshift Monitoring utility lets you gather important performance metrics from your Redshift cluster’s system tables and persists the results in Amazon CloudWatch. This serverless solution leverages AWS Lambda to schedule custom SQL queries and process the results. With this utility, you can use […]

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Month in Review: February 2017

Another month of big data solutions on the Big Data Blog! Take a look at our summaries below and learn, comment, and share. Thank you for reading! NEW POSTS Implement Serverless Log Analytics Using Amazon Kinesis Analytics In this post, learn how how to implement a solution that analyzes streaming Apache access log data from an […]

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