AWS Big Data Blog

Perform upserts in a data lake using Amazon Athena and Apache Iceberg

Amazon Athena supports the MERGE command on Apache Iceberg tables, which allows you to perform inserts, updates, and deletes in your data lake at scale using familiar SQL statements that are compliant with ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable). Apache Iceberg is an open table format for data lakes that manages large collections of files as […]

Working with percolators in Amazon OpenSearch Service

Amazon OpenSearch Service is a managed service that makes it easy to secure, deploy, and operate OpenSearch and legacy Elasticsearch clusters at scale in the AWS Cloud. Amazon OpenSearch Service provisions all the resources for your cluster, launches it, and automatically detects and replaces failed nodes, reducing the overhead of self-managed infrastructures. The service makes it […]

How the BMW Group analyses semiconductor demand with AWS Glue

This is a guest post co-written by Maik Leuthold and Nick Harmening from BMW Group. The BMW Group is headquartered in Munich, Germany, where the company oversees 149,000 employees and manufactures cars and motorcycles in over 30 production sites across 15 countries. This multinational production strategy follows an even more international and extensive supplier network. Like many automobile companies across the world, the […]

How Huron built an Amazon QuickSight Asset Catalogue with AWS CDK Based Deployment Pipeline

This is a guest blog post co-written with Corey Johnson from Huron. Having an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all technical assets helps an organization ensure it can keep track of all its resources with metadata information such as their assigned owners, last updated date, used by whom, how frequently, and more. It helps engineers, […]

How Dafiti made Amazon QuickSight its primary data visualization tool

This is a guest post by Valdiney Gomes, Hélio Leal, and Flávia Lima from Dafiti. Data and its various uses is increasingly evident in companies, and each professional has their preferences about which technologies to use to visualize data, which isn’t necessarily in line with the technological needs and infrastructure of a company. At Dafiti, […]

Cross-account integration between SaaS platforms using Amazon AppFlow

Implementing an effective data sharing strategy that satisfies compliance and regulatory requirements is complex. Customers often need to share data between disparate software as a service (SaaS) platforms within their organization or across organizations. On many occasions, they need to apply business logic to the data received from the source SaaS platform before pushing it […]

AWS recognized as a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

AWS has been named a Challenger in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence (ABI) Platforms. Previously, AWS was positioned as a Niche player in the Magic Quadrant for ABI platforms. The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates 20 ABI companies based on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. In our view, […]

Build a transactional data lake using Apache Iceberg, AWS Glue, and cross-account data shares using AWS Lake Formation and Amazon Athena

Building a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides numerous benefits for an organization. It allows you to access diverse data sources, build business intelligence dashboards, build AI and machine learning (ML) models to provide customized customer experiences, and accelerate the curation of new datasets for consumption by adopting a modern data […]

Simplify and speed up Apache Spark applications on Amazon Redshift data with Amazon Redshift integration for Apache Spark

Customers use Amazon Redshift to run their business-critical analytics on petabytes of structured and semi-structured data. Apache Spark is a popular framework that you can use to build applications for use cases such as ETL (extract, transform, and load), interactive analytics, and machine learning (ML). Apache Spark enables you to build applications in a variety […]

Exploring new ETL and ELT capabilities for Amazon Redshift from the AWS Glue Studio visual editor

In a modern data architecture, unified analytics enable you to access the data you need, whether it’s stored in a data lake or a data warehouse. In particular, we have observed an increasing number of customers who combine and integrate their data into an Amazon Redshift data warehouse to analyze huge data at scale and […]