What Is QuickSight?
Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered BI service that makes it easy to build
visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your
data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform
advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be
accessed from any browser or mobile device.
QuickSight is the first BI service to offer pay-per-session pricing, making it even more
cost-effective for you to provide access to analytics and insights for all of your users.
With pay-per-session pricing there are no upfront costs, no annual commitments, and
no charges for inactive users!
Pay only for what you use
Provide read-only access to QuickSight’s interactive dashboards and pay only when your users access them with pay-per-session pricing. With QuickSight there are no upfront costs, no annual commitments, and no charges for inactive users.
Scale from 10 users to 10,000
QuickSight automatically scales with your usage and activity, with no need for additional infrastructure. QuickSight will grow with your organization’s needs from a few users to tens of thousands of users.
No servers to manage
QuickSight has no servers or software to manage, maintain, deploy, upgrade or migrate. We do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.
Build end-to-end BI solutions
QuickSight integrates with your data sources and other AWS services like RedShift, S3, Athena, Aurora, RDS, IAM, CloudTrail, Cloud Directory and more – providing you with everything you need to build an end-to-end BI solution.
Choose your data source
You can upload CSV or Excel files; ingest data from AWS data sources such as Amazon Redshift, Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Athena, Amazon S3, and Amazon EMR (Presto and Apache Spark); connect to databases like SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, in the cloud or on-premises; or connect to SaaS applications like Salesforce, ServiceNow, Adobe Analytics, and JIRA.
SPICE – The Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory, Calculation Engine
Built from the ground up for the cloud, Amazon QuickSight’s Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory, Calculation Engine (SPICE) uses a combination of columnar storage, in-memory technologies enabled through the latest hardware innovations, machine code generation, and data compression to allow users to run interactive queries on large datasets and get rapid responses. SPICE supports rich calculations that help customers derive valuable insights from their analysis without ever having to worry about provisioning or managing infrastructure. SPICE automatically replicates data for high availability and also enables Amazon QuickSight to scale to thousands of users who can all simultaneously perform fast interactive analysis across a wide variety of AWS data sources.
Amazon QuickSight comes with a built-in suggestion engine that provides you with recommended visualizations based on the properties of the underlying datasets. Suggestions serve as possible first or next steps of an analysis and remove the time-consuming task of interrogating and understanding the schema of your data. As you drill in to your data, Amazon QuickSight provides the most appropriate graph types to visualize your data using AutoGraph, a collection of algorithms that learn over time the best visualizations that match your analytical patterns.
Use anytime, anywhere
Drill-down on your charts, graphs, and dashboards from your web browser or the QuickSight iPhone app. Look for Android and tablet support, including viewing in offline mode in future releases.
Share and collaborate
QuickSight allows you to easily share business insights by packaging them up as interactive stories that you can share with others. Using the Story feature in QuickSight, you can combine visualizations into business dashboards and share in a secure manner with individuals or broad groups in your organization.