FAQ

Q: What does the Game Analytics Pipeline solution do?

A: The solution helps game developers launch a scalable serverless data pipeline to ingest, store, and analyze telemetry data generated from games and services. The solution supports streaming ingestion of data, allowing users to gain insights from their games and other applications within minutes.

Q: Can I modify the solution to run my own streaming game data?

A: Yes, you can modify the solution to fit your particular needs, for example, by editing the solution API and adapting the processing workflows and real-time streaming analytics application. For information about customizing the solution, refer to the Game Analytics Pipeline Developer Guide.

Q: What types of analytics and visualization tools does the solution offer?

A: The solution provides fully-managed streaming data analytics that allow game developers to generate custom metrics from game events in real-time when insights and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are needed immediately. Sample Amazon Athena queries analyze game events, and integration with Amazon QuickSight is available for reporting and visualization.

Q: How does the solution offer data lake integration and ETL?

A: Amazon S3 provides storage for raw and processed data. AWS Glue provides ETL processing workflows and metadata storage in the AWS Glue Data Catalog, which provides the basis for a data lake for integration with flexible analytics tools.

Q: Can I deploy the solution in any AWS Region?

A: No, this solution uses Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight, which are currently available in specific AWS Regions only. Therefore, you must launch this solution in an AWS Region where these services are available. For the most current availability by Region, refer to AWS service offerings by Region.

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