Built for enterprise workloads
Amazon QuickSight has a serverless architecture that automatically scales to hundreds of thousands of users without the need to set up, configure, or manage your own servers. It also ensures that your users don’t have to deal with slow dashboards during peak hours, when multiple business intelligence (BI) users are accessing the same dashboards or datasets. And with pay-per-session pricing, you pay only when your users access the dashboards or reports, which makes it cost effective for deployments with many users. QuickSight is also built with robust security, governance, and global collaboration features for your enterprise workloads.
Serverless auto scaling
QuickSight is serverless and can automatically scale to tens of thousands of users, without any infrastructure to manage or capacity to plan for. QuickSight gives users and analysts self-service business intelligence (BI), so they can answer their own questions, collaborate, and share insights. With QuickSight, your users can connect to data sources, create/edit datasets, create visual analyses, invite coworkers to collaborate on analyses, and publish dashboards and reports.
Broad data source support
QuickSight allows you to directly connect to and import data from a wide variety of cloud and on-premises data sources. These include third-party databases such as Teradata, MySQL, Postgres, and SQL Server; native services on Amazon Web Services such as Amazon Redshift, Amazon Athena, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and Amazon Aurora; and virtual private cloud (VPC) subnets. You can also upload a variety of file types including Excel, CSV, and JSON.
SPICE (Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine)
With SPICE, the QuickSight in-memory calculation engine, you achieve blazing fast performance at scale. SPICE automatically replicates data for high availability, allowing thousands of users to simultaneously perform fast, interactive analysis, while shielding your underlying data infrastructure, which saves you time and resources.
Support for billion-row datasets
SPICE now supports datasets up to a billion rows, so you can access and analyze very large datasets quickly. Billion-row dataset support is now available to all Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition customers.
Built-in security and compliance
QuickSight provides built-in security features so you can distribute dashboards and insights more securely to tens of thousands of users. In addition to the high-availability and built-in redundancy, QuickSight allows you to manage your users and content through a comprehensive set of security features including role-based access controls (RBACs), Active Directory integration, Amazon CloudTrail auditing, single sign-on using Amazon IAM Identity Center, VPC subnets, and data backup. QuickSight is part of Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region that completed the validation of their respective standard compliance capability through independent third-party assessment and evaluation, including the MLPS Level 3 Assessment, TRUCS Certification, Certification for ISO series, etc.
QuickSight offers a unique, industry-first, pay-per-session model for dashboard readers (users who consume dashboards others have created). Instead of paying a fixed license cost per month, readers are billed ¥2.02 for a 30-minute session up to a maximum charge of ¥33.65/reader/month for unlimited use. This pricing model allows all of your users to access secure, interactive dashboards and email reports on a pay-per-session basis with no upfront costs or complex capacity planning.
Extensive API capabilities
QuickSight now offers expanded API capabilities that make it easier to create and manage users, datasets, and assets. QuickSight APIs provide programmatic access to BI assets such as dashboards, analysis, and reports. This API access to the underlying data models allows these BI assets to be treated as software source code and managed in your DevOps pipelines. You can use these APIs to programmatically migrate from legacy BI solutions to QuickSight, thereby accelerating the BI transition to the cloud.
Embedded analytics for all applications
With Amazon QuickSight, you can quickly embed interactive dashboards and visualizations into your applications without needing to build your own analytics capabilities. Blend analytics seamlessly into your application with Amazon QuickSight Embedded Analytics themes, which help you personalize the look and feel (for example, colors and fonts) of your reports and dashboards. Integrate dashboards and visualizations into your application’s user experience by setting defaults and handling errors to match your application's user experience.
QuickSight Enterprise Edition now supports one-step embedding, a feature that allows you to embed rich, interactive dashboards in internal enterprise applications, wikis, and portals, without needing to call embedding APIs. Authorized end users can start accessing these dashboards instantly, without any server deployments or infrastructure licensing needed. One-step embedding allows you to give your users insights in minutes.
Deeper data insights
Amazon QuickSight empowers your users to gain deeper insights through as-needed analysis and machine learning (ML) capabilities such as anomaly detection and forecasting. These capabilities provide you with new ways of monetizing and differentiating your applications.
Serverless architecture and simplified management
In addition to QuickSight's serverless architecture, with QuickSight APIs, you can programmatically manage your analytics workflows, such as moving dashboards across accounts, automating deployments, and managing access for users with single sign-on (SSO).