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The following diagram shows the workflow to connect Apache Airflow to Amazon EMR.

Dream11’s journey to building their Data Highway on AWS

This is a guest post co-authored by Pradip Thoke of Dream11. In their own words, “Dream11, the flagship brand of Dream Sports, is India’s biggest fantasy sports platform, with more than 100 million users. We have infused the latest technologies of analytics, machine learning, social networks, and media technologies to enhance our users’ experience. Dream11 […]

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The following diagram provides a basic illustration of the various Apache JMeter building blocks to be leveraged in this load test.

Building high-quality benchmark tests for Amazon Redshift using Apache JMeter

Updated April 2021  to offer more Apache JMeter tips, and highlight some capabilities in the newer version of Apache JMeter. In the introductory post of this series, we discussed benchmarking benefits and best practices common across different open-source benchmarking tools. As a reminder of why benchmarking is important, Amazon Redshift allows you to scale storage […]

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How FanDuel Group secures personally identifiable information in a data lake using AWS Lake Formation

This post is co-written with Damian Grech from FanDuel FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the US, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit […]

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We’ll walk through a solution that takes sets up a recurring Profile job to determine data quality metrics, and using your defined business rules.

Setting up automated data quality workflows and alerts using AWS Glue DataBrew and AWS Lambda

Proper data management is critical to successful, data-driven decision-making. An increasingly large number of customers are adopting data lakes to realize deeper insights from big data. As part of this, you need clean and trusted data in order to gain insights that lead to improvements in your business. As the saying goes, garbage in is […]

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The following diagram depicts the cloud DW benchmark data model used.

Sharing Amazon Redshift data securely across Amazon Redshift clusters for workload isolation

Amazon Redshift data sharing allows for a secure and easy way to share live data for read purposes across Amazon Redshift clusters. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed cloud data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data using standard SQL and your existing business intelligence (BI) tools. It allows […]

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The following diagram illustrates the solution architecture.

Accelerating Amazon Redshift federated query to Amazon Aurora MySQL with AWS CloudFormation

Amazon Redshift federated query allows you to combine data from one or more Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL databases with data already in Amazon Redshift. You can also combine such data with data in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data lake. This post shows you how […]

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New charts, formatting, and layout options in Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy to create and deliver insights to everyone in your organization. In this post, we explore how authors of QuickSight dashboards can use some of the new chart types, layout options, and dashboard formatting controls to deliver dashboards that intuitively deliver insights […]

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Boosting your data lake insights using the Amazon Athena Query Federation SDK

Today’s modern applications use multiple purpose-built database engines, including relational, key-value, document, and in-memory databases. This purpose-built approach improves the way applications use data by providing better performance and reducing cost. However, the approach raises some challenges for data teams that need to provide a holistic view on top of these database engines, and especially […]

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Announcing Amazon Redshift federated querying to Amazon Aurora MySQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL

Since we launched Amazon Redshift as a cloud data warehouse service more than seven years ago, tens of thousands of customers have built analytics workloads using it. We’re always listening to your feedback and, in April 2020, we announced general availability for federated querying to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) […]

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Building high-quality benchmark tests for Amazon Redshift using SQLWorkbench and psql

In the introductory post of this series, we discussed benchmarking benefits and best practices common across different open-source benchmarking tools. In this post, we discuss benchmarking Amazon Redshift with the SQLWorkbench and psql open-source tools. Let’s first start with a quick review of the introductory installment. When you use Amazon Redshift to scale compute and […]

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