Introducing Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2, a Free Web-based Query Authoring Tool for Data Analysts

When it comes to manipulating and analyzing relational data, Structured Query Language (SQL) has been an international standard since 1986, a couple of years before I was born. And yet, it sometimes takes hours to get access to a new database or data warehouse, configure credentials or single sign-on, download and install multiple desktop libraries or drivers, and get familiar with the new schema—all this before you even run a query. Not to mention the challenge of sharing queries, results, and analyses securely between members of the same team or across teams. Today, I’m glad to announce the general availability of Amazon Redshift Query Editor V2, a web-based tool that you can use to explore, analyze, and share data using…

Abriendo caminos: New pathways for Latino-owned businesses

Ver abajo versión en español At the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which I have the honor to lead as president and CEO, helping Latino-owned businesses succeed is at the center of our mission. Our responsibility to the more than 4.7 million Latino-owned businesses and our growing network of 260 local chambers and business associations nationwide is to pursue and advocate for inclusive economic growth and development that build shared prosperity. We represent the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. The number of Latino business owners has grown by 34% over the last 10 years compared to just 1% for all other businesses, according to a recent study by the Stanford…

New – Amazon Genomics CLI Is Now Open Source and Generally Available

Less than 70 years separate us from one of the greatest discoveries of all time: the double helix structure of DNA. We now know that DNA is a sort of a twisted ladder composed of four types of compounds, called bases. These four bases are usually identified by an uppercase letter: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). One of the reasons for the double helix structure is that when these compounds are at the two sides of the ladder, A always bonds with T, and C always bonds with G. If we unroll the ladder on a table, we’d see two sequences of “letters”, and each of the two sides would carry the same genetic information. For…

New for Amazon Connect: Voice ID, Wisdom, and Outbound Communications

During the AWS re:Invent conference last year, I wrote about new capabilities added to Amazon Connect. Today, I am happy to announce the general availability of two of these capabilities, Voice ID and Wisdom, and the launch of a new one. High-volume outbound communications allows, as the name implies, the initiation and management of outbound communications over voice, SMS, or email. Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use omnichannel cloud contact center that helps you provide customer service at a lower cost. In just a few clicks, you can set up and make changes to your contact center, so agents can begin helping customers right away. Amazon Connect Wisdom Wisdom reduces the time agents spend searching for answers. Today, when agents require…