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Generative BI dashboard authoring capabilities now available in preview for Amazon QuickSight Q customers

Amazon QuickSight customers can now try generative business intelligence (BI) capabilities in preview to build visuals, build calculations, and refine visuals by using the natural language interface of Amazon QuickSight Q. These new capabilities are the first wave of generative BI capabilities announced at the 2023 AWS New York Summit, and build on the early AI innovation of the natural language query capability of Q, which has enabled business users to ask questions of their data without having to write SQL queries or learn a BI tool since 2020. Generative BI in QuickSight is powered by Amazon Bedrock large language models (LLMs), which securely retain data within the AWS environment.

New enhancements in Amazon QuickSight: Programmatic export to Excel format

Amazon QuickSight is a scalable, serverless, embeddable, machine learning (ML)-powered business intelligence (BI) service built for the cloud. You can now export content to Excel workbooks by selecting multiple tables and pivot table visuals from any sheet of a dashboard on the QuickSight console via schedules or programmatically via a set of new Snapshot Export APIs. This post outlines these new functionalities and guides you through their implementation.

Enhanced table navigation: Freeze/unfreeze Table Columns in Amazon QuickSight

We are excited to introduce the latest feature in Amazon QuickSight that gives authors and readers the ability to freeze columns within tables. This new functionality brings a whole new level of control and convenience for analyzing data in tables. Now, with just a few clicks, you can lock specific columns in place, ensuring that essential information remains visible while scrolling horizontally across wide tables. No more losing sight of critical data points or headers as you explore your tables. This enhancement to the already robust suite of tools in QuickSight aligns with our commitment to delivering a more intuitive and responsive user experience. In this post, we demonstrate how to freeze columns for enhanced table navigation in QuickSight.

Deliver Amazon QuickSight paginated reports to non-QuickSight users

Amazon QuickSight Paginated Reports enables the creation and sharing of highly formatted, personalized reports containing business-critical data to hundreds of thousands of end-users without any infrastructure setup or maintenance, up-front licensing, or long-term commitments. In this post, we will cover how to use QuickSight, a serverless and cloud-native BI service, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), an object storage service, to generate reports with specific parameters and have these reports delivered to users in a custom application.

Improve power utility operational efficiency using smart sensor data and Amazon QuickSight Part 2: Paginated Report

In the first post, we showed how Amazon QuickSight can be used to improve power utility operational efficiency. Power utility distribution network engineers or operators can visualize smart sensor status in real time and troubleshoot smart sensor issues. In this post, we share with you how to create, schedule, and share highly formatted multi-page reports based on different dashboards.

Empowering Amazon’s solution architects with intuitive and performant business intelligence

The Solution Architect Empowerment Team (SET) is a division within the AWS Worldwide Specialist Organization (WWSO) that serves 1,600 specialist solution architects. SET develops specialized data intelligence tools in collaboration with various internal partners across different departments. These tools help the broader team enhance the customer experience by giving the solution architect leaders and stakeholders faster, more valuable insights to work with. In this blog post, we describe how the SET moved its insights-delivery environment to Amazon QuickSight to reap better cost savings and scalability.

The Powered by QuickSight Roadshow is coming to a city near you

The Powered by QuickSight (PbQ) program supports AWS software partners across your embedded analytics journey, meeting you to provide build and go-to-market support wherever you’re looking for expertise and guidance. With over 20 PbQ events successfully completed worldwide in 2023, come join us and hear from fellow developers and product owners on how QuickSight has supercharged their apps with fast, straightforward, and powerful analytics.

Build a seamless interaction between your application and embedded Amazon QuickSight dashboards and visuals using embedded callback actions

Amazon QuickSight is a fully managed, cloud-native business intelligence (BI) service that makes it straightforward to connect to your data, create interactive dashboards, and share these with tens of thousands of users, either within the QuickSight interface or embedded in software as a service (SaaS) applications or web portals. With QuickSight providing insights to power daily decisions across the organization, end-users expect actionable insights that can flow seamlessly into their daily workflow in their application of choice. This allows you to make data-driven decisions and take action on these decisions without context switching between multiple platforms. With this release, customers embedding QuickSight dashboards or visuals can now use new capabilities in the Embedding SDK to unlock use cases for end readers.

Simplify business intelligence identity management with Amazon QuickSight and AWS IAM Identity Center

Amazon QuickSight is now an AWS IAM Identity Center enabled application. This capability allows administrators that subscribe to QuickSight to use IAM Identity Center to enable their users to login using their existing credentials. QuickSight is a scalable, serverless, machine learning (ML)-powered business intelligence (BI) solution that makes it simple to connect to your data, […]