Business intelligence software has long been a way to help with that, and Amazon threw its hat into the ring Wednesday with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division. It was announced at the company’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.
The service will pull in all of the data businesses have stored in Amazon’s cloud from sources including Redshift, DynamoDB, Elastic Map Reduce and even flat files that companies have stored in AWS’s Simple Storage Service (S3). It also works with Salesforce, Oracle and files that users upload directly. The service will then generate graphs it thinks that users want, and suggest different variables that users should compare against one another.