Amazon QuickSight Features

Create and share dashboards that scale to hundreds of thousands of users on any device

Self-service BI with QuickSight Q

With QuickSight Q, anyone in an organization can ask business questions in natural language and receive accurate answers with relevant visualizations that help them gain insights from the data. QuickSight Q uses machine learning to interpret the intent of a question and analyze the correct data to provide accurate answers to business questions quickly.

Introduction to QuickSight Q

Understands your intent

Q uses machine learning to automatically understand the meaning and relationships among business data, providing you accurate answers with relevant visualizations..

Designed for your business

Q is pre-trained on data from domains such as sales, marketing, financial services, healthcare, and sports analytics so it understands your business language and terms.

Provides better answers

Q improves over time based on your questions. Authors can see the most popular questions from readers that they can use to make improvements to their dashboards.

Reduces time to insight

Q let's you can get insights into your data quickly as you no longer have to wait for BI teams to update the data and dashboards for every new question.

Embedded analytics for all applications

Amazon QuickSight lets you to quickly embed interactive dashboards and visualizations into your applications without needing to build your own analytics capabilities. Blend analytics seamlessly into your application with QuickSight's Embedded themes, which let you personalize the look and feel (e.g. colors, fonts etc.) of your reports and dashboards. Integrate into your applications user experience by setting defaults and handling errors to match your app's user experience.

QuickSight Embedded Analytics Demo

1-click embedding

QuickSight Enterprise Edition now supports 1-click embedding, a feature that allows you to embed rich, interactive dashboards in apps, wikis, and portals without needing to call embedding APIs. Authorized end-users can start accessing these dashboards instantly, without any server deployments or infrastructure licensing needed! 1-click embedding allows you to enable your users with insights in minutes.

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Custom branded email reports

QuickSight Enterprise Edition now supports the ability to send custom branded email reports. You can customize the email sender domain for email reports sent from QuickSight, along with the logo and header color of the email, as well as footer text of the email. If you have your dashboard embedded in your own application, you can also customize the URL to open the dashboard from the email to the URL of your application.

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Enable deeper data insights

Amazon QuickSight empowers your users to gain deeper insights through ad-hoc analysis and machine learning capabilities such as anomaly detection, forecasting, and natural language queries. In addition, users can author, publish, and share their own dashboards and reports to get specific answers to their customized questions. These capabilities provide you with new ways of monetizing and differentiating your applications.

Serverless and easy to manage

In addition to QuickSight's serverless architecture, with QuickSight’s APIs, you can programmatically manage your analytics workflows such as setting up multi-tenant architecture for isolating data between multiple end-users, moving dashboards across accounts, automating deployments, and managing access for users with Single Sign-On (SSO).

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Advanced analytics with ML Insights

ML Insights leverages AWS’s proven machine learning (ML) and natural language capabilities to help you gain deeper insights from your data. These powerful, out-of-the-box features make it easy for anyone to discover hidden trends and outliers, identify key business drivers, and perform powerful what-if analysis and forecasting with no technical expertise or ML experience needed.

Introduction to ML Insights

Discover hidden insights

QuickSight’s ML-powered Anomaly Detection can continuously analyze all of your data to discover anomalies and variations inside of the aggregates, giving you the insights to act when business changes occur. Schedule automatic anomaly detection jobs across billions of metrics.

Perform accurate forecasting

Use ML-powered Forecasting to accurately predict your business metrics, and perform interactive what-if analysis with point-and-click simplicity. QuickSight’s built-in algorithms make it easy for anyone to use ML that learns from your data patterns to provide you with accurate predictions based on historical trends.

Generate easy to read Auto-Narratives

QuickSight can automatically generate natural language narratives that can be woven into your dashboards and reports to provide deeper context for users. Use customized calculations, and custom formatting that allow you to control the story you present to your users.

Built for enterprise workloads

Amazon QuickSight has a serverless architecture that automatically scales to tens of thousands of users without the need to setup, configure, or manage your own servers. It also ensures that your users don’t have to deal with slow dashboards during peak-hours, when multiple BI users are accessing the same dashboards or datasets. And with a pay-per-session pricing, you only pay when your users access the dashboards or reports, which makes it cost-effective for deployments with lots of users. QuickSight is also built with robust security, governance, and global collaboration features for your enterprise workloads. 

Serverless auto-scaling

QuickSight is serverless and can automatically scale to tens of thousands of users without any infrastructure to manage or capacity to plan for. QuickSight gives users and analysts self-service business intelligence (BI), so they can answer their own questions, collaborate, and share insights. With QuickSight, your users can connect to data sources, create/edit datasets, create visual analyses, invite co-workers to collaborate on analyses, and publish dashboards and reports.

Broad data source support

QuickSight allows you to directly connect to and import data from a wide variety of cloud and on-premises data sources. These include SaaS applications such as Salesforce, Square, ServiceNow, Twitter, Github, and JIRA; 3rd party databases such as Teradata, MySQL, Postgres, and SQL Server; native AWS services such as Redshift, Athena, S3, RDS, and Aurora; and private VPC subnets. You can also upload a variety of file types including Excel, CSV, JSON, and Presto.

SPICE (super-fast, parallel, in-memory, calculation engine)

With SPICE, QuickSight’s in-memory calculation engine you achieve blazing fast performance at scale. SPICE automatically replicates data for high availability allowing thousands of users to simultaneously perform fast, interactive analysis while shielding your underlying data infrastructure, saving you time and resources.

Global collaboration and multi-tenancy

As a native AWS service with customers all over the world, QuickSight has been designed and built as a global product from the beginning. The QuickSight application is localized in 10 major languages including: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. QuickSight is also available across multiple AWS regions including: N. Virginia, Oregon, Ohio, Dublin, Japan, Singapore, and Sydney.

Built-in security and compliance

Quicksight provides a secure platform allowing you to distribute dashboards and insights securely to tens of thousands of users. In addition to the multi-region availability and built-in redundancy, QuickSight allows you to securely manage your users and content via a comprehensive set of security features including role-based access control, active directory integration, CloudTrail auditing, single sign-on (IAM, 3rd party), private VPC subnets, and data backup. QuickSight is also FedRamp, HIPAA, PCI PSS, ISO, and SOC compliant to help you meet any industry-specific or regulatory requirements.

Mobile app support

QuickSight Mobile for iOS and Android enables you to securely get insights from your data from anywhere. Easily favorite, browse and interact with all of your dashboards in an easy to use mobile optimized experience. You can explore your data with drill down and filters, stay ahead of the curve via forecasting, get email alerts when unexpected changes happen in your data, and share those insights with colleagues. QuickSight mobile is available as a FREE download for all QuickSight users from the App Store, and Google Play Store.

Pay-per-use pricing

QuickSight offers a unique, industry first pay-per-session model for dashboard readers, users who consume dashboards others have created. Instead of paying a fixed license cost per month, readers are billed $0.30 for a 30-minute session up to a maximum charge of $5/reader/month for unlimited use. This pricing model allows all of your users to access secure, interactive dashboards and email reports on a pay-per-session basis with no upfront costs or complex capacity planning.

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