AWS Big Data Blog

Announcing zero-ETL integrations with AWS Databases and Amazon Redshift

As customers become more data driven and use data as a source of competitive advantage, they want to easily run analytics on their data to better understand their core business drivers to grow sales, reduce costs, and optimize their businesses. To run analytics on their operational data, customers often build solutions that are a combination […]

Improve performance of workloads containing repetitive scan filters with multidimensional data layout sort keys in Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift, a widely used cloud data warehouse, has evolved significantly to meet the performance requirements of the most demanding workloads. This post covers one such new feature—the multidimensional data layout sort key. Amazon Redshift now improves your query performance by supporting multidimensional data layout sort keys, which is a new type of sort key […]

Amazon MSK now provides up to 29% more throughput and up to 24% lower costs with AWS Graviton3 support

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed service that enables you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka to process streaming data. Today, we’re excited to bring the benefits of Graviton3 to Kafka workloads, with Amazon MSK now offering M7g instances for new MSK provisioned clusters. AWS Graviton […]

Use Amazon EMR with S3 Access Grants to scale Spark access to Amazon S3

Amazon EMR is pleased to announce integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Access Grants that simplifies Amazon S3 permission management and allows you to enforce granular access at scale. With this integration, you can scale job-based Amazon S3 access for Apache Spark jobs across all Amazon EMR deployment options and enforce granular Amazon […]

Large Language Models for sentiment analysis with Amazon Redshift ML (Preview)

Amazon Redshift ML empowers data analysts and database developers to integrate the capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence into their data warehouse. Amazon Redshift ML helps to simplify the creation, training, and application of machine learning models through familiar SQL commands. You can further enhance Amazon Redshift’s inferencing capabilities by Bringing Your Own Models […]

Enhance query performance using AWS Glue Data Catalog column-level statistics

Today, we’re making available a new capability of AWS Glue Data Catalog that allows generating column-level statistics for AWS Glue tables. These statistics are now integrated with the cost-based optimizers (CBO) of Amazon Athena and Amazon Redshift Spectrum, resulting in improved query performance and potential cost savings. Data lakes are designed for storing vast amounts […]

Introducing Apache Hudi support with AWS Glue crawlers

Apache Hudi is an open table format that brings database and data warehouse capabilities to data lakes. Apache Hudi helps data engineers manage complex challenges, such as managing continuously evolving datasets with transactions while maintaining query performance. Data engineers use Apache Hudi for streaming workloads as well as to create efficient incremental data pipelines. Hudi provides tables, transactions, efficient […]

Introducing persistent buffering for Amazon OpenSearch Ingestion

Amazon OpenSearch Ingestion is a fully managed, serverless pipeline that delivers real-time log, metric, and trace data to Amazon OpenSearch Service domains and OpenSearch Serverless collections. Customers use Amazon OpenSearch Ingestion pipelines to ingest data from a variety of data sources, both pull-based and push-based. When ingesting data from pull-based sources, such as Amazon Simple […]

Build scalable and serverless RAG workflows with a vector engine for Amazon OpenSearch Serverless and Amazon Bedrock Claude models

In pursuit of a more efficient and customer-centric support system, organizations are deploying cutting-edge generative AI applications. These applications are designed to excel in four critical areas: multi-lingual support, sentiment analysis, personally identifiable information (PII) detection, and conversational search capabilities. Customers worldwide can now engage with the applications in their preferred language, and the applications […]

Enhance monitoring and debugging for AWS Glue jobs using new job observability metrics

For any modern data-driven company, having smooth data integration pipelines is crucial. These pipelines pull data from various sources, transform it, and load it into destination systems for analytics and reporting. When running properly, it provides timely and trustworthy information. However, without vigilance, the varying data volumes, characteristics, and application behavior can cause data pipelines […]