AWS Big Data Blog

Running an External Zeppelin Instance using S3 Backed Notebooks with Spark on Amazon EMR

Dominic Murphy is an Enterprise Solution Architect with Amazon Web Services Apache Zeppelin is an open source GUI which creates interactive and collaborative notebooks for data exploration using Spark. You can use Scala, Python, SQL (using Spark SQL), or HiveQL to manipulate data and quickly visualize results. Zeppelin notebooks can be shared among several users, […]

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Month in Review: December 2015

Lots for big data enthusiasts in December on the AWS Big Data Blog. Take a look! Top 10 Performance Tuning Techniques for Amazon Redshift “This post takes you through the most common issues that customers find as they adopt Amazon Redshift, and gives you concrete guidance on how to address each.” Migrating Metadata when Encrypting […]

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Query Routing and Rewrite: Introducing pgbouncer-rr for Amazon Redshift and PostgreSQL

NOTE: You can now use federated queries in Amazon Redshift to query and analyze data across operational databases, data warehouses, and data lakes. For more information, please review the Amazon Redshift documentation article, “Querying Data with Federated Query in Amazon Redshift.” ———————————- Bob Strahan is a senior consultant with AWS Professional Services. Have you ever […]

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Securely Access Web Interfaces on Amazon EMR Launched in a Private Subnet

Ben Snively is a Solutions Architect with AWS Private subnets allow you to limit access to deployed components, and to control security and routing of the system. You can also use a private subnet to connect an on-premises local network to AWS through a VPN or AWS Direct Connect.  Amazon EMR allows customers to launch […]

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Performance Tuning Your Titan Graph Database on AWS

At AWS re:Invent 2017, we announced the preview of Amazon Neptune, a fast and reliable graph database built for the cloud. Neptune is fully managed and highly available, and it includes read replicas, point-in-time recovery, and continuous backups to Amazon S3. If you are about to build an application yourself and need a graph database, […]

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Migrating Metadata when Encrypting an Amazon Redshift Cluster

NOTE: Amazon Redshift now supports enabling and disabling encryption with 1-click. For more information, please review this “What’s New” post. ————————————— John Loughlin is a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. A customer came to us asking for help expanding and modifying their Amazon Redshift cluster. In the course of responding to their request, we […]

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Big Data AWS Training Course Gets Big Update

Michael Stroh is Communications Manager for AWS Training & Certification AWS offers a number of in-depth technical training courses, which we’re regularly updating in response to student feedback and changes to the AWS platform. Today I want to tell you about some exciting changes to Big Data on AWS, our most comprehensive training course on […]

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Building a Near Real-Time Discovery Platform with AWS

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Assaf Mentzer is a Senior Consultant for AWS Professional Services In the spirit of the U.S presidential election of 2016, in this post I use Twitter public streams to analyze the candidates’ performance, both Republican and Democrat, in a near […]

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Using AWS Lambda for Event-driven Data Processing Pipelines

awVadim Astakhov is a Solutions Architect with AWS Some big data customers want to analyze new data in response to a specific event, and they might already have well-defined pipelines to perform batch processing, orchestrated by AWS Data Pipeline. One example of event-triggered pipelines is when data analysts must analyze data as soon as it […]

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