Introduction to AWS QuickSight

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Managers have to make critical decisions from time to time with vast impacts on the organization. Providing access to the right information in the right moments empowers organizations to make the choices that drive their company forward. Amazon web services introducing Amazon QuickSight, a Cloud Power Business Intelligence service to facilitate this even more adequately.

Here we are providing an introduction to AWS QuickSight for business aspects.

AWS QuickSight delivers easy-to-understand insights to all the company employees. It connects an organization’s data wherever it is stored, including native AWS sources, spreadsheets, significant data sources, and third-party databases in the cloud. It also allows its users to interact on-premises and transforms it into rich interactive dashboards so they can freely explore and analyze information visually with a blazing fast speed.

AWS QuickSight Characteristics


QuickSight automatically scales with the user’s usage and activity with no need for additional infrastructure. From 10 users to 10,000, QuickSight seamlessly grows.

Serviceless and Fully Managed

QuickSight is a fully managed cloud application, meaning there is no upfront cost, software to deploy, capacity planning, maintenance, upgrade, or migrations.

Pay for What You Use

Pay monthly or annually, with Pay-per-Session pricing; data consumers only pay when they access their reports and dashboard with no up-front cost.

Fully Integrated

QuickSight is deeply integrated with user data sources and other AWS services like Redshift, S3, Athena, Aurora, RDS, IAM, Cloud Trail, Cloud directory, and more. Providing users everything they need for an end-to-end cloud BI solution.

Connect Organization Data, wherever it is


Securely connect to the on-premise database and flat files such as:

  • Excel
  • CSV
  • Teradata
  • My SQL
  • SQL Server

In the Cloud

Connect to hosted databases, Big Data formats, and secure VPCs.

  • Redshift
  • RDS
  • S3
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Teradata
  • MySQL and SQL Server
  • Presto
  • Spark
  • PostgreSQL
  • MariaDB
  • Snowflake


  • Connect directly to third-party business applications.
  • Salesforce
  • Square
  • Adobe Analytics
  • Jira
  • ServiceNow
  • Twitter
  • GitHub

One Product for all Users

QuickSight covers all users from casual data consumers to dashboard creators to power users and analysts that need self-serve analytics.


Give power users and analysts the freedom to do their own-serve data discovery and analysis on governed data controlled by the organization.


Create and publish rich, interactive dashboards to all the users.


With the new Reader Role, QuickSight allows its users to provide secure and easy access to everyone in the organization to interactive dashboards and reports on any device.

Explore, Visualize, Collaborate

  • Give power users, and analysts fast, easy-to-use self-serve analytics with the author role.
  • Connect to the data source, and create or edit datasets
  • Create visual analysis, filters, drill-downs, and more
  • Invite co-workers to collaborate on analyses
  • Publish dashboards and reports

Build Enterprise Ready

QuickSight has an AWS solution that can give any size business the power of enterprise-grade solutions. It provides an excellent solution for small teams and small companies, but it has an enterprise-ready route as an AWS solution.

Secure and Compliant

  • End-to-end encryption
  • SOC2
  • PCI
  • ISO 27001

Global Availability

Enable collaboration across global teams, with local SPICE storage for optimized access.

  • N-Virginia
  • Oregon
  • Ohio
  • Dublin
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Sydney

Built-in Redundancy

It also provides native high availability and fault tolerance with transparent data replication and backups.

Data Governance

Create manageable datasets that provide flexibility to the end-user to perform self-serve analytics on data.

Create data set that:

  • It can share with any user
  • Automatically refresh
  • Have row-level security
  • Users cannot modify
  • Dynamically update with changes

Scalable, Secure Dashboard Publishing

QuickSight is optimized to deliver dashboards and reports to users across their organization in a secured, connected, and updated way because of its scalability and low cost.

User Management and AD Integration

Microsoft Active Directory

QuickSight Enterprise Edition can integrate with an active user directory to dynamically manage users and groups.


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