This Week in AWS Data

Issue #2: Athena Analytics Setup Guide, Real-Time Insights Release, Polly Phonation Updates, and more!


Hey all, and welcome to the second issue of This Week in AWS Data! This newsletter is meant for folks to stay up to date with everything that is going on in the AWS Data space, including technologies, updates, and resources that have to do with Data Science, Data Engineering, Big Data, and Machine Learning. 

This was an exciting week, with a bunch of Real-Time updates and resources. We have a new out-of-the-box analytics solution released by AWS (Real-Time Insights), and some good guides on AWS vs. self-hosted messaging platforms. We'll also cover some great guides to setting up some of the major AWS services. With that said, let's dive in.


Service Updates from the AWS Blog (Feb. 12th to 18th, 2018)

Significant updates:

  • Real-Time You can now monitor your account's use in real time with an out-of-box solution. AWS has put together Real-Time Insights on AWS Account Activity: a data pipeline that takes AWS CloudTrail data, pipes it through Kinesis Data Analytics, and lets you inspect the results via DynamoDB or a dashboard.
  • Machine Learning You can now create louder or softer speech with Amazon Polly's New Phonation Tag.

Other updates:

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