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Actionable Insights with Amazon QuickSight

By : Manos Samatas
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Actionable Insights with Amazon QuickSight

By: Manos Samatas

Overview of this book

Amazon Quicksight is an exciting new visualization that rivals PowerBI and Tableau, bringing several exciting features to the table – but sadly, there aren’t many resources out there that can help you learn the ropes. This book seeks to remedy that with the help of an AWS-certified expert who will help you leverage its full capabilities. After learning QuickSight’s fundamental concepts and how to configure data sources, you’ll be introduced to the main analysis-building functionality of QuickSight to develop visuals and dashboards, and explore how to develop and share interactive dashboards with parameters and on-screen controls. You’ll dive into advanced filtering options with URL actions before learning how to set up alerts and scheduled reports. Next, you’ll familiarize yourself with the types of insights before getting to grips with adding ML insights such as forecasting capabilities, analyzing time series data, adding narratives, and outlier detection to your dashboards. You’ll also explore patterns to automate operations and look closer into the API actions that allow us to control settings. Finally, you’ll learn advanced topics such as embedded dashboards and multitenancy. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with QuickSight’s BI and analytics functionalities that will help you create BI apps with ML capabilities.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Amazon QuickSight and the AWS Analytics Ecosystem
Section 2: Advanced Dashboarding and Insights
Section 3: Advanced Topics and Management

Introducing the QuickSight API

In this section, we will introduce the Amazon QuickSight API. An application programming interface (API) is a set of defined functions that allow application developers to access the features of a certain application or library. The AWS API allows developers to access AWS services programmatically. Traditionally, AWS provided infrastructure services, allowing developers to programmatically provision virtual machines on the cloud. Now, AWS provides many more services, many of which are not infrastructure services. Amazon QuickSight is a great example of one such service. QuickSight is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) service that runs on AWS infrastructure, but developers don't need to provision infrastructure. Instead, developers can use the QuickSight API to access features and conduct actions in the application, such as creating datasets, performing data analysis, or sharing dashboards. So far in this book, we have learned how to complete...