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Unstructured data management and governance using AWS AI/ML and analytics services

In this post, we discuss how AWS can help you successfully address the challenges of extracting insights from unstructured data. We discuss various design patterns and architectures for extracting and cataloging valuable insights from unstructured data using AWS. Additionally, we show how to use AWS AI/ML services for analyzing unstructured data.

Simplify Amazon Redshift monitoring using the new unified SYS views

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud, providing up to five times better price-performance than any other cloud data warehouse, with performance innovation out of the box at no additional cost to you. Tens of thousands of customers use Amazon Redshift to process exabytes of data every day to […]

Build multi-layer maps in Amazon OpenSearch Service

With the release of Amazon OpenSearch Service 2.5, you can create maps with multiple layers to visualize your geographical data. You can build each layer from a different index pattern to separate data sources. Organizing the map in layers makes it more straightforward to visualize, view, and analyze geographical data. The layering also helps fetch […]

Run Spark SQL on Amazon Athena Spark

At AWS re:Invent 2022, Amazon Athena launched support for Apache Spark. With this launch, Amazon Athena supports two open-source query engines: Apache Spark and Trino. Athena Spark allows you to build Apache Spark applications using a simplified notebook experience on the Athena console or through Athena APIs. Athena Spark notebooks support PySpark and notebook magics […]

Resolve private DNS hostnames for Amazon MSK Connect

Amazon MSK Connect is a feature of Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) that offers a fully managed Apache Kafka Connect environment on AWS. With MSK Connect, you can deploy fully managed connectors built for Kafka Connect that move data into or pull data from popular data stores like Amazon S3 and Amazon […]

Migrate data from Azure Blob Storage to Amazon S3 using AWS Glue

In this post, we use Azure Blob Storage as an example and demonstrate how the new connector works, introduce the connector’s functions, and provide you with key steps to set it up. We provide you with prerequisites, share how to subscribe to this connector in AWS Marketplace, and describe how to create and run AWS Glue for Apache Spark jobs with it. Regarding the Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Connector, we highlight any major differences in this post.

SmugMug’s durable search pipelines for Amazon OpenSearch Service

SmugMug operates two very large online photo platforms, SmugMug and Flickr, enabling more than 100 million customers to safely store, search, share, and sell tens of billions of photos. Customers uploading and searching through decades of photos helped turn search into critical infrastructure, growing steadily since SmugMug first used Amazon CloudSearch in 2012, followed by […]

Load data incrementally from transactional data lakes to data warehouses

Data lakes and data warehouses are two of the most important data storage and management technologies in a modern data architecture. Data lakes store all of an organization’s data, regardless of its format or structure. An open table format such as Apache Hudi, Delta Lake, or Apache Iceberg is widely used to build data lakes […]

Enhance your security posture by storing Amazon Redshift admin credentials without human intervention using AWS Secrets Manager integration

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. You can start with just a few hundred gigabytes of data and scale to a petabyte or more. Today, tens of thousands of AWS customers—from Fortune 500 companies, startups, and everything in between—use Amazon Redshift to run mission-critical business intelligence (BI) dashboards, […]

Migrate Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics to Amazon Redshift using AWS SCT

In this post, we show how to migrate a data warehouse from Microsoft Azure Synapse to Redshift Serverless using AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS SCT data extraction agents. AWS SCT makes heterogeneous database migrations predictable by automatically converting the source database code and storage objects to a format compatible with the target database.