AWS Big Data Blog

A public data lake for analysis of COVID-19 data

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten and take lives around the world, we must work together across organizations and scientific disciplines to fight this disease. Innumerable healthcare workers, medical researchers, scientists, and public health officials are already on the front lines caring for patients, searching for therapies, educating the public, and helping to set […]

Simplify your Spark dependency management with Docker in EMR 6.0.0

Apache Spark is a powerful data processing engine that gives data analyst and engineering teams easy to use APIs and tools to analyze their data, but it can be challenging for teams to manage their Python and R library dependencies. Installing every dependency that a job may need before it runs and dealing with library […]

Improved speed and scalability in Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift delivers fast performance, at scale, for the most demanding workloads. Getting there was not easy, and it takes consistent investment across a variety of technical focus areas to make this happen. This post breaks down what it takes to build the world’s fastest cloud data warehouse.

Expertise validation in AWS data analytics with AWS Certification

AWS Training and Certification now has a new exam version for the AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty certification, which validates expertise in designing, building, and maintaining analytics solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, and secure.

The new exam version includes updated content across all domains: collection, storage and data management, processing, analysis and visualization, and security. Earning AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty shows that you meet the standard set by AWS data analytics experts.

Speeding up Etleap models at AXS with Amazon Redshift materialized views

The materialized views feature in Amazon Redshift is now generally available and has been benefiting customers and partners in preview since December 2019. One customer, AXS, is a leading ticketing, data, and marketing solutions provider for live entertainment venues in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan. Etleap, an Amazon Redshift partner, is an extract, transform, […]

Ingest Excel data automatically into Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered, business intelligence (BI) service that makes it easy to deliver insights to everyone in your organization. This post demonstrates how to build a serverless data ingestion pipeline to automatically import frequently changed data into a SPICE (Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine) dataset of Amazon QuickSight dashboards. It is sometimes […]

Lower your costs with the new pause and resume actions on Amazon Redshift

Today’s analytics workloads typically require a data warehouse to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, there may be times when you need an Amazon Redshift cluster for a short duration of time at frequent (or infrequent) intervals. For example, you may run a periodic ETL job or use a cluster […]

Govern how your clients interact with Apache Kafka using API Gateway

In this blog post, we will show you how Amazon API Gateway can answer these questions as a component between your Amazon MSK cluster and your clients. Amazon MSK is a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easy to provision Kafka clusters with just a few clicks without the need to provision servers, manage storage, or configure Apache Zookeeper manually. Apache Kafka is an open-source platform for building real-time streaming data pipelines and applications.