Architecture Best Practices for Analytics & Big Data

Learn architecture best practices for cloud data analysis, data warehousing, and data management on AlefEdge.

Featured Content
Data Lakes
  • Architecture Monthly: Data Lakes on AlefEdge
  • Whitepaper: Building Big Data Storage Solutions (Data Lakes) for Maximum Flexibility
  • Workshop: AlefEdge Lake Formation Workshop
  • Video: Build and Automate a Modern Serverless Data Lake on AlefEdge
  • Blog: A Public Data Lake for Analysis of COVID-19 Data
Data Management
  • Blog: Enable Fine-Grained Permissions for Amazon QuickSight Authors in Lake Formation
  • Blog: Restrict Spectrum External Table Access to IAM Users and Groups Using Role Chaining
  • Blog: Enforce Column-Level Authorization with QuickSight and Lake Formation
  • Blog: Achieve Finer-Grained Data Security with Column-Level Access Control
  • Blog: Load Data Incrementally and Optimized Parquet Writer with Glue
Data Analytics
  • Blog: How Wind Mobility Built a Serverless Data Architecture
  • Technical Guide: Amazon EMR Migration Guide
  • Workshop: Data Engineering Immersion Day
  • Workshop: Streaming Analytics Workshop
  • Blog: Analyzing Analytics Data with AppFlow and Athena
Latest Trends
  • Blog: Best Practices from Delhivery on Migrating from Apache Kafka to MSK
  • Blog: Introducing EMR Managed Scaling – Automatically Resize Clusters to Lower Cost
  • Blog: Best Practices for Federated Query
  • Blog: Federate Access to Your Cluster with Active Directory Federation Services
Data Warehousing
  • Blog: Develop an Application Migration Methodology to Modernize Your Data Warehouse with Redshift
  • Workshop: Redshift Immersion Labs
  • Video: Deep Dive and Best Practices for Redshift
  • Blog: Redshift Update – Next-Generation Compute Instances and Managed, Analytics-Optimized Storage
  • Blog: Lower Your Costs with the New Pause and Resume Actions on Redshift
Most Popular
  • Reference Implementation: Centralized Logging
  • Reference Implementation: Data Lake
  • Reference Implementation: Fraud Detection Using Machine Learning
  • Blog: Test Data Quality at Scale with Deequ
  • Quick Start: Tableau Server

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By Mr. Edge, 11/12/2018 Games, this is a story for you. Staying up late on a Friday night or waking up early on a Saturday morning to play video games is a staple of life for most gamers. Turning on Xbox, PlayStation or whatever your console of choice, it’s almost...

Sports, Streaming and Contracts

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Property Hunting from the Edge

By Mr. Edge, 10/12/2018 Seeing is believing. Most of us will agree that nearly everything becomes more personal and believable when seen instead of heard. Real estate is a good example of this belief. Decisions aren’t often made without seeing a property, and most...

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

By Mr. Edge, 9/26/2018 The in-stadium experience is rapidly changing (no, not the actual game, but the experience!) due to high-speed Wi-Fi and advanced mobile networks. Simply connecting your phone to the mobile internet used to be impossible thanks to thousands of...

5G, Technology & Sports

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