We are in an era where data drives business and is also growing exponentially. The organizations that can empower their business with easy-to-use, fast, and real-time data will have the competitive edge over their peers. Amazon QuickSight is the next generation Business Intelligence (BI) application that can help you build interactive visualizations on top of various data sources hosted on Amazon Cloud Infrastructure. QuickSight delivers fast and responsive insights on big data and enables organizations to quickly democratize data visualizations and scale to hundreds of users at a fraction of the cost when compared to traditional BI tools.
In this introduction chapter, we will get an overview of Amazon QuickSight and its differences compared to traditional BI tools. We will cover the following topics:
Era of big data
Current BI landscape
Rise of cloud powered BI
Overview of QuickSight
How is this different than other BI tools?
High level architecture of a BI solution on QuickSight
How does one get started with QuickSight?
Performing your first analysis in under 60 seconds