Big Data Matters


Big Data on AWS


Amazon Web Services provides a broad range of services to help you build and deploy Big Data analytics applications quickly and easily. AWS gives you fast access to flexible and low cost IT resources, so you can rapidly scale virtually any big data application including data warehousing, clickstream analytics, fraud detection, recommendation engines, event-driven ETL, serverless computing, and internet-of-things processing. With AWS you don’t need to make large upfront investments in time and money to build and maintain infrastructure. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of resources you need to power big data analytics applications. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.

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Running an Enterprise DWH on AWS

A multi-national clothing maker has over a thousand retail stores, sells certain lines through department and discount stores, and has an online presence. Currently, these three channels all act independently from a technical standpoint. They have different management, point-of-sale systems, and accounting departments. There is no system that merges all of these data sets together to allow the CEO to have insight across the business. The CEO wants to have a company-wide picture of its channels and be enabled to do ad hoc analytics when required. Example analytics that the company wants are:

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