AWS Big Data Blog

AWS Lake Formation 2022 year in review

Data governance is the collection of policies, processes, and systems that organizations use to ensure the quality and appropriate handling of their data throughout its lifecycle for the purpose of generating business value. Data governance is increasingly top-of-mind for customers as they recognize data as one of their most important assets. Effective data governance enables […]

Visualize multivariate data using a radar chart in Amazon QuickSight

At AWS re:Invent 2022, we announced the general availability of two new Amazon QuickSight visuals: small multiples and text boxes. We are excited to add another new visual to QuickSight: radar charts. With radar charts, you can compare two or more items across multiple variables in QuickSight. In this post, we explore radar charts, its […]

Migrate your indexes to Amazon OpenSearch Serverless with Logstash

We recently announced the general availability of Amazon OpenSearch Serverless , a new option for Amazon OpenSearch Service that makes it easy run large-scale search and analytics workloads without having to configure, manage, or scale OpenSearch clusters. With OpenSearch Serverless, you get the same interactive millisecond response times as OpenSearch Service with the simplicity of […]

Serverless logging with Amazon OpenSearch Serverless and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

February 9, 2024: Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose has been renamed to Amazon Data Firehose. Read the AWS What’s New post to learn more. In this post, you will learn how you can use Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose to build a log ingestion pipeline to send VPC flow logs to Amazon OpenSearch Serverless. First, you create […]

Create more partitions and retain data for longer in your MSK Serverless clusters

In April 2022, Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) launched an exciting new capability, Amazon MSK Serverless. Amazon MSK is a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easier for developers to build and run highly available, secure, and scalable applications based on Apache Kafka. With MSK Serverless, developers can run […]

Run Apache Spark workloads 3.5 times faster with Amazon EMR 6.9

In this post, we analyze the results from our benchmark tests running a TPC-DS application on open-source Apache Spark and then on Amazon EMR 6.9, which comes with an optimized Spark runtime that is compatible with open-source Spark. We walk through a detailed cost analysis and finally provide step-by-step instructions to run the benchmark. With Amazon EMR 6.9.0, you can now run your Apache Spark 3.x applications faster and at lower cost without requiring any changes to your applications. In our performance benchmark tests, derived from TPC-DS performance tests at 3 TB scale, we found the EMR runtime for Apache Spark 3.3.0 provides a 3.5 times (using total runtime) performance improvement on average over open-source Apache Spark 3.3.0.

Handle UPSERT data operations using open-source Delta Lake and AWS Glue

Many customers need an ACID transaction (atomic, consistent, isolated, durable) data lake that can log change data capture (CDC) from operational data sources. There is also demand for merging real-time data into batch data. Delta Lake framework provides these two capabilities. In this post, we discuss how to handle UPSERTs (updates and inserts) of the […]

Build a data lake with Apache Flink on Amazon EMR

To build a data-driven business, it is important to democratize enterprise data assets in a data catalog. With a unified data catalog, you can quickly search datasets and figure out data schema, data format, and location. The AWS Glue Data Catalog provides a uniform repository where disparate systems can store and find metadata to keep […]

Advanced reporting and analytics for the Post Call Analytics (PCA) solution with Amazon QuickSight

Update March 2023 – This solution is now provided as an integrated optional component of PCA v0.5.0 and later, and can be enabled during PCA stack deployment or stack update. Organizations with contact centers benefit from advanced analytics on their call recordings to gain important product feedback, improve contact center efficiency, and identify coaching opportunities […]

Diligent enhances customer governance with automated data-driven insights using Amazon QuickSight

This post is co-written with Vidya Kotamraju and Tallis Hobbs, from Diligent. Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing software as a service (SaaS) services across governance, risk, compliance, and audit, helping companies meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the […]