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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

Setting up multitenancy

In this chapter, we will set up a simple multi-tenant environment using the namespace API. This exercise will help you understand how to set up multi-tenant environments as a QuickSight Admin user. It will also help you understand what your BI users' experience will be in multi-tenant scenarios, and how QuickSight prevents users from sharing assets with other tenants.

Creating a namespace

Creating namespaces is simple, and it can be done using the QuickSight API. At the time of writing, it is not possible to create namespaces through the QuickSight graphical user interface (GUI):

  1. First, you need to log into Amazon QuickSight as the QuickSight Admin user.
  2. Next, open the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and type the following command, replacing the highlighted values with the values from your environment. For this exercise, we will create a custom namespace called companyA. Note that we already have a default namespace for our existing...