Amazon launches QuickSight, a cloud-based Business Intelligence Tool

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of QuickSight, a new business intelligence (BI) service based in the Amazon cloud. It’s available in preview now.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of QuickSight, a new business intelligence (BI) service based in the Amazon cloud. It’s available in preview now.  It will be available for “a tenth of the cost of traditional business intelligence providers,” AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy said at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas today.   The tool is meant to be very easy to use — providing visualizations in as little as 60 seconds, Jassy said — and comes powered with Amazon’s new proprietary Super-Fast Parallel In-Memory Computation Engine (dubbed SPICE). The tool can automatically figure out which type of visualization to show first. It is of course integrated with other AWS services. “As soon as we recognize an AWS customer and we take all of their data and store it in the various AWS stores,” Jassy said, “we move it to our query engine.”   Unlike some other news coming out of the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, this particular announcement is not a surprise. Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal reported on AWS’ plans to announce the service.   BI is a core component in enterprise tech — this is different. Today’s news demonstrates just how far Amazon has gone since launching AWS in 2006. Back then, AWS just comprised compute and storage services for individual developers. Some entire companies run all of their computing on AWS. Now that it has its very own BI tool, AWS — with its $6 billion in annual revenue — can legitimately be called an enterprise software vendor.

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