AWS Glue is a serverless data integration service that makes it easy to discover, prepare, and combine data for analytics, machine learning, and application development. AWS Glue provides all of the capabilities needed for data integration so that we can start analyzing our data and putting it to use in minutes instead of months.

Data integration is the process of preparing and combining data for analytics, machine learning, and application development. It involves multiple tasks, such as discovering and extracting data from various sources; enriching, cleaning, normalizing, and combining data; and loading and organizing data in databases, data warehouses, and data lakes. These tasks are often handled by different types of users that each use different products.

AWS Glue provides both visual and code-based interfaces to make data integration easier. Users can easily find and access data using the AWS Glue Data Catalog. Data engineers and ETL (extract, transform, and load) developers can visually create, run, and monitor ETL workflows with a few clicks in AWS Glue Studio. Data analysts and data scientists can use AWS Glue DataBrew to visually enrich, clean, and normalize data without writing code. With AWS Glue Elastic Views, application developers can use familiar Structured Query Language (SQL) to combine and replicate data across different data stores.

Benefits

Faster data integration

Different groups across your organization can use AWS Glue to work together on data integration tasks, including extraction, cleaning, normalization, combining, loading, and running scalable ETL workflows. This way, we reduce the time it takes to analyze our data and put it to use from months to minutes.

Automate your data integration at scale

AWS Glue automates much of the effort required for data integration. AWS Glue crawls our data sources, identifies data formats, and suggests schemas to store our data. It automatically generates the code to run our data transformations and loading processes. We can use AWS Glue to easily run and manage thousands of ETL jobs or to combine and replicate data across multiple data stores using SQL.

No servers to manage

AWS Glue runs in a serverless environment. There is no infrastructure to manage, and AWS Glue provisions, configures, and scales the resources required to run our data integration jobs. We pay only for the resources our jobs use while running.

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