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Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn to build streaming data analytics solutions using AWS services, including Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK). Amazon Kinesis is a massively scalable and durable real-time data streaming service. Amazon MSK offers a secure, fully managed, and highly available Apache Kafka service. You will learn how Amazon Kinesis and Amazon MSK integrate with AWS services such as AWS Glue and AWS Lambda. The course addresses the streaming data ingestion, stream storage, and stream processing components of the data analytics pipeline. You will also learn to apply security, performance, and cost management best practices to the operation of Kinesis and Amazon MSK.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the features and benefits of a modern data architecture. Learn how AWS streaming services fit into a modern data architecture.
  • Design and implement a streaming data analytics solution
  • Identify and apply appropriate techniques, such as compression, sharding, and partitioning, to optimize data storage
  • Select and deploy appropriate options to ingest, transform, and store real-time and near real-time data
  • Choose the appropriate streams, clusters, topics, scaling approach, and network topology for a particular business use case
  • Understand how data storage and processing affect the analysis and visualization mechanisms needed to gain actionable business insights
  • Secure streaming data at rest and in transit
  • Monitor analytics workloads to identify and remediate problems
  • Apply cost management best practices

Who Needs to Attend

  • Data engineers and architects
  • Developers who want to build and manage real-time applications and streaming data analytics solutions


  • At least one year of data analytics experience or direct experience building real-time applications or streaming analytics solutions.

Course Outline:

Module A: Overview of Data Analytics and the Data Pipeline

  • Data analytics use cases
  • Using the data pipeline for analytics

Module 1: Introduction to Amazon EMR

  • Using Amazon EMR in analytics solutions
  • Amazon EMR cluster architecture
  • Interactive Demo 1: Launching an Amazon EMR cluster
  • Cost management strategies

Module 2: Data Analytics Pipeline Using Amazon EMR: Ingestion and Storage

  • Storage optimization with Amazon EMR
  • Data ingestion techniques

Module 3: High-Performance Batch Data Analytics Using Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

  • Apache Spark on Amazon EMR use cases
  • Why Apache Spark on Amazon EMR
  • Spark concepts
  • Interactive Demo 2: Connect to an EMR cluster and perform Scala commands using the Spark shell
  • Transformation, processing, and analytics
  • Using notebooks with Amazon EMR
  • Practice Lab 1: Low-latency data analytics using Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

Module 4: Processing and Analyzing Batch Data with Amazon EMR and Apache Hive

Module 5: Serverless Data Processing

Module 6: Security and Monitoring of Amazon EMR Clusters

Module 7: Designing Batch Data Analytics Solutions

Module B: Developing Modern Data Architectures on AWS

  • Using Amazon EMR with Hive to process batch data
  • Transformation, processing, and analytics
  • Practice Lab 2: Batch data processing using Amazon EMR with Hive
  • Introduction to Apache HBase on Amazon EMR
    • Serverless data processing, transformation, and analytics
    • Using AWS Glue with Amazon EMR workloads
    • Practice Lab 3: Orchestrate data processing in Spark using AWS Step Functions
    • Securing EMR clusters
    • Interactive Demo 3: Client-side encryption with EMRFS
    • Monitoring and troubleshooting Amazon EMR clusters
    • Demo: Reviewing Apache Spark cluster history
    • Batch data analytics use cases
    • Activity: Designing a batch data analytics workflow
    • Modern data architectures