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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

Managing QuickSight usage

In this section, we will focus on managing QuickSight assets. We will learn how to organize QuickSight assets using folders and how to set up alarms and reports.

Managing folders

You can use folders to easily organize, navigate, and discover QuickSight assets. QuickSight assets include the following:

  • Datasets
  • Analyses
  • Dashboards

Folders can be either of the following:

  • Personal folders: These can be used to organize your work for yourself.
  • Shared folders: These can be used to simplify the sharing of QuickSight assets across multiple teams and BI developers.


    Only a QuickSight Admin user can create shared folders. Ownership of shared folders can be transferred to another user who belongs to the Author user cohort. Personal folder ownership always belongs to the user who created it.

To create folders, you can use either the QuickSight Console or QuickSight API. To better understand how to use folders, we will...