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Manage access to insights with an account instance of AWS IAM Identity Center and Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is an IAM Identity Center enabled application. Administrators can create a new QuickSight account and use IAM Identity Center for managing QuickSight users and groups. IAM Identity Center can store QuickSight user and group identities within IAM Identity Center itself as an identity store, or they can configure it with a third-party identity provider (IdP) used within their organization. Administrators can use groups in their IdP to assign QuickSight roles (administrator, author, and reader) to users. After they’re successfully authenticated via IdP, users can seamlessly access QuickSight dashboards either from the QuickSight application or as an embedded component within their business applications. Having QuickSight users and groups provisioned in an IdP also helps control authorization to QuickSight resources like dashboards and datasets.In this post, we discuss when you should use which type of instance, the benefits of using IAM Identity Center with QuickSight, how to configure an account instance, and how to use it to access QuickSight.

Run Amazon QuickSight API commands and ask QuickSight questions in Slack

This post delves into integrating QuickSight with Slack through AWS Chatbot. AWS Chatbot serves as a ChatOps tool within AWS, facilitating communication and commands through chat clients. It supports notifications from AWS services to chat channels, streamlining monitoring and issue resolution processes.

Modernize your data architecture using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon QuickSight

A leading captive leasing business, offering financing programs for a range of offerings, was challenged to garner insights due to a disjointed legacy data system, which hindered its business growth. To modernize its leasing solutions and adapt to the evolving needs of its customers, the company needed an agile, scalable technology stack for its data system. Using AWS services, they embarked on a comprehensive overhaul of their data infrastructure. This strategic transformation not only enhanced the company’s data processing capabilities but also set the foundation for advances in performance, productivity, and business velocity. This post discusses how this business transformed their growth trajectory and scaled business intelligence (BI) using Amazon QuickSight and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL on a modern data architecture on AWS.

Taking Australia’s high-performance swimming to the next level with embedded analytics

Swimming Australia is the highest governing body for swimming in the nation, with nearly 1,000 clubs and 90,000 registered members nationally. Its primary vision is to create a nation of swimmers admired by the world. Two years ago, Swimming Australia established a Performance Insights team to explore data reporting and insights to help improve coach and athlete performance across the country. In this post, we discuss how Swimming Australia uses Amazon QuickSight to provide performance analytics for athletes and coaches.

Streamline your reporting process with Amazon QuickSight automation

Amazon QuickSight stands at the forefront of AWS business intelligence (BI) and data visualization offerings, enabling organizations to create and share interactive dashboards, perform one-time analyses, and glean actionable insights from their data. In today’s data-centric business environment, the ability to efficiently generate and distribute insightful reports across different segments or regions remains a critical challenge for many business. Addressing this challenge, we delve into the automation of report processing workflows. For our use case, a real estate customer wants to send state-specific weekly real estate reports for each state to their regional agents. In this post, we show you how to use QuickSight, combined with its Snapshot APIs and other AWS services, to automate this process.

Sync users and groups from Okta with Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight supports identity federation through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) in both Standard and Enterprise editions. With federation, you can manage users using your enterprise identity provider (IdP) and pass them to QuickSight at login. IdPs include Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services, Ping One Federation Server, Okta, and more. This post provides steps and code samples to overcome these challenges in a scalable way. We demonstrate the solution using Okta, but you could use other IdPs as well. This is a proven solution and has been used and implemented by several QuickSight customers.

April 2024 Amazon QuickSight events

Amazon QuickSight powers data-driven organizations with unified business intelligence (BI) at hyperscale. With Amazon Q in QuickSight, business analysts and business users can use natural language to build, discover, and share meaningful insights in seconds, turning insights into impact faster. We host both in-person and virtual events across the globe to bring direct learning resources […]

Traeger Grills’s Customer Experience team drives customer satisfaction significantly using Amazon QuickSight

Traeger Grills invented the Original Wood-Fired Grill over 30 years ago in Mt. Angel, Oregon. We make it easy for home cooks to create delicious wood-fire flavored meals, and have enhanced our grill products by selling a variety of merchandise, from wood pellets and accessories to meals, seasonings, and T-shirts. Traeger Grills’s Customer Experience team is responsible for order management, customer service, and technical support for customers and commercial partners like The Home Depot, ACE Hardware, and Amazon. In this post, we discuss how Traeger Grills’s Customer Experience team uses Amazon QuickSight for data insights, helping drive customer satisfaction score from approximately 72% to 93%, and improved our first call resolution number from about 40% to 75%.

Harmonize oil and gas datasets and create business intelligence software with Amazon QuickSight

With origins in India and a legacy of more than 50 years, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global consultancy specializing in a range of technical operations. We operate in more than 50 countries with a highly localized workforce of more than 600,000 employees, across cloud and cybersecurity to analytics and network capabilities. In this post, TCS shares how we built a modern business intelligence (BI) software for an oil and gas client with Amazon QuickSight.

Use Amazon QuickSight level-aware calculations to analyze COVID-19 datasets

You can use the advanced functionalities in Amazon QuickSight to analyze data at different dimensions and get granular, actionable insights from your data. QuickSight also enables you to achieve this without having to worry about the complexity with data preparation. With QuickSight level-aware calculations (LAC), users including business analysts, data scientists, and decision-makers can dynamically […]