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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 QuickSight editions and user authorization options

In this section, we will discuss the QuickSight editions and authorization options. These are choices we will need to make first when creating a QuickSight account.

QuickSight editions

Amazon QuickSight is offered in two editions:

  • Standard edition: The QuickSight Standard version contains the basic QuickSight functionality. The concepts of an author and a reader user role don't apply in the Standard edition. For every registered user, bundled SPICE capacity is included, and additional SPICE capacity can be purchased.
  • Enterprise edition: The Enterprise edition offers the full functionality of Amazon QuickSight. The concept of a reader user is only applicable in the Enterprise edition of QuickSight. Every author user is bundled with SPICE storage. For reader users, Amazon QuickSight has pay-per-session pricing capped to a maximum price point per month. ML Insights, forecasting, and embedded dashboards...