New Amazon FinSpace Simplifies Data Management and Analytics for Financial Services

Managing data is the core of the Financial Services Industry (FSI). I worked for private banking and fund management companies and helped analysts to collect, aggregate, and analyze hundreds of petabytes of data from internal data sources, such as portfolio management, order management, and accounting systems, but also from external data sources, such as real-time Read more about New Amazon FinSpace Simplifies Data Management and Analytics for Financial Services[…]

Announcing AWS Glue DataBrew – A Visual Data Preparation Tool That Helps You Clean and Normalize Data Faster

To be able to run analytics, build reports, or apply machine learning, you need to be sure the data you’re using is clean and in the right format. That’s the data preparation step that requires data analysts and data scientists to write custom code and do many manual activities. First, you need to look at Read more about Announcing AWS Glue DataBrew – A Visual Data Preparation Tool That Helps You Clean and Normalize Data Faster[…]

New – Export Amazon DynamoDB Table Data to Your Data Lake in Amazon S3, No Code Writing Required

Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen Amazon DynamoDB for mission-critical workloads since its launch in 2012. DynamoDB is a nonrelational managed database that allows you to store a virtually infinite amount of data and retrieve it with single-digit-millisecond performance at any scale. To get the most value out of this data, customers had Read more about New – Export Amazon DynamoDB Table Data to Your Data Lake in Amazon S3, No Code Writing Required[…]

AWS Glue version 2.0 featuring 10x faster job start times and 1-minute minimum billing duration

AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service that makes it easy for customers to prepare and load their data for analytics. Glue is “serverless” – you don’t need to provision or manage any resources and you only pay for resources when Glue is actively running. AWS Glue version 2.0 is Read more about AWS Glue version 2.0 featuring 10x faster job start times and 1-minute minimum billing duration[…]

New – Serverless Streaming ETL with AWS Glue

When you have applications in production, you want to understand what is happening, and how the applications are being used. To analyze data, a first approach is a batch processing model: a set of data is collected over a period of time, then run through analytics tools. To be able to react quickly, you can Read more about New – Serverless Streaming ETL with AWS Glue[…]

Using Spatial Data with Amazon Redshift

Today, Amazon Redshift announced support for a new native data type called GEOMETRY. This new type enables ingestion, storage, and queries against two-dimensional geographic data, together with the ability to apply spatial functions to that data. Geographic data (also known as georeferenced data) refers to data that has some association with a location relative to Read more about Using Spatial Data with Amazon Redshift[…]

New – Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR workloads

AWS Step Functions allows you to add serverless workflow automation to your applications. The steps of your workflow can run anywhere, including in AWS Lambda functions, on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), or on-premises. To simplify building workflows, Step Functions is directly integrated with multiple AWS Services: Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Read more about New – Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR workloads[…]

AWS Lake Formation – Now Generally Available

As soon as companies started to have data in digital format, it was possible for them to build a data warehouse, collecting data from their operational systems, such as Customer relationship management (CRM) and Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and use this information to support their business decisions. The reduction in costs of storage, together Read more about AWS Lake Formation – Now Generally Available[…]

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) – Now Generally Available

I am always amazed at how our customers are using streaming data. For example, Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted news organizations for businesses and professionals, built a solution to capture, analyze, and visualize analytics data to help product teams continuously improve the user experience. Supercell, the social game company providing games such as Hay Read more about Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) – Now Generally Available[…]