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Amazon Quicksight vs Insights: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon Quicksight as "Fast, easy to use business analytics at 1/10th the cost of traditional BI solutions". Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. On the other hand, Insights is detailed as "Self-hosted "SQL-not-required" data analytics and visualisation tool". Insights is a self-hosted "SQL-not-required" data analytics and business intelligence tool. Featuring linkable URLs, easy data exploration, automatic joins, graphs, exports, facets (pivots), pretty colors and a ridiculously permissive license (MIT).

Amazon Quicksight and Insights belong to "Business Intelligence" category of the tech stack.

Insights is an open source tool with 544 GitHub stars and 30 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Insights's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Amazon Quicksight?

Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data.

What is Insights?

Insights is a self-hosted "SQL-not-required" data analytics and business intelligence tool. Featuring linkable URLs, easy data exploration, automatic joins, graphs, exports, facets (pivots), pretty colors and a ridiculously permissive license (MIT).
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          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 16 upvotes 1.1M views
          atSmartZipSmartZip
          Rails
          Rails
          Rails API
          Rails API
          AWS Elastic Beanstalk
          AWS Elastic Beanstalk
          Capistrano
          Capistrano
          Docker
          Docker
          Amazon S3
          Amazon S3
          Amazon RDS
          Amazon RDS
          MySQL
          MySQL
          Amazon RDS for Aurora
          Amazon RDS for Aurora
          Amazon ElastiCache
          Amazon ElastiCache
          Memcached
          Memcached
          Amazon CloudFront
          Amazon CloudFront
          Segment
          Segment
          Zapier
          Zapier
          Amazon Redshift
          Amazon Redshift
          Amazon Quicksight
          Amazon Quicksight
          Superset
          Superset
          Elasticsearch
          Elasticsearch
          Amazon Elasticsearch Service
          Amazon Elasticsearch Service
          New Relic
          New Relic
          AWS Lambda
          AWS Lambda
          Node.js
          Node.js
          Ruby
          Ruby
          Amazon DynamoDB
          Amazon DynamoDB
          Algolia
          Algolia

          Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

          I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

          For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

          Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

          Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

          Future improvements / technology decisions included:

          Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

          As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

          One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

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