Many businesses and enterprises have long struggled with the drudgery and difficulty that is data analysis — especially data analysis in a cloud-based system. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is making it easier and more efficient for enterprises to get the solution for their problems and to analyze their data in the cloud. To help AWS cloud customer with that analysis workload, so it unveiled AWS Glue.
Learn more about how AWS accomplishes this, right here.
AWS Glue is fully managed ETL (extract transform load) service that makes it easy to move data between your data stores. Data analysis can be an extremely profitable arm of your business if attempted painstakingly. AWS Glue guides you through the process of moving your data with an easy to use console that helps you understand your data sources, prepare the data for analytics, and load it reliably from data sources to destinations.
The goal of Glue is a paradigm shift to the traditional ways of analyzing data. As users conduct data discovery, create exciting visualizations or develop deep statistical models most tools require the data to be in a specific format. Glue is designed to work with businesses that have their own on-premises data centers and infrastructures in addition to working with AWS frameworks.
Third-party software already exists to help with this task, but the service from AWS is one of the first cloud-based alternatives to come to market. Glue is being built to cull a company’s data stores, picking out different formats and then suggesting specific schemas and transformations, so IT workers don’t have to do all of that work by hand.
Essentially, AWS extracts various types of data from a wide array of sources and analyzes it, ultimately homogenizing the data to fit the business’s existing database. This eliminates a great deal of work because the extremely tedious task of importing data is often done by hand. Handing this burden over to AWS allows businesses to focus on the real analysis work; saving effort, time, and money in the process.
Every day, data becomes more and more integral to building a successful company. And with such a heavy burden placed on this facet of business, falling behind on the technology that makes it possible is an expensive mistake. If you’re hosting large amounts of data on-premises or in an AWS database, contact us today about how you can eliminate costly ETL processes. So, Glue is a good thing if AWS wants to remain competitive with cloud services for enterprises.