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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)
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Section 1: Introduction to Amazon QuickSight and the AWS Analytics Ecosystem
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Section 2: Advanced Dashboarding and Insights
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Section 3: Advanced Topics and Management

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "For example, in QuickSight, the DeleteDataSet action deletes a dataset."

A block of code is set as follows:

$aws quicksight update-user --user-name author-iam  --role AUTHOR --custom-permissions-name custom-author --email <your-email> --aws-account-id <account-id> --namespace default --region us-east-1

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

{
    "Status": 200,
    "EmbedUrl": "https://us-east-1.quicksight.aws.amazon.com/... ?code=...&identityprovider=quicksight&isauthcode=true",
    "RequestId": "21d2ad96-3c2b-42a4-ae10-8eb28b20892c"
}

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For instance, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in bold. Here is an example: "With the Manage Users option selected, click on Manage Permissions as shown."

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