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2020-09-23T06:10:02Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with AWS Lake Formation?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with AWS Lake Formation.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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NM
Technical Head & Director - Data , AI & Robotics at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2020-12-30T06:26:15Z
30 December 20

We occasionally work with third-party libraries and they fail to integrate with this product effectively. For the end-users, it's not as user-friendly as it could be. For example, if I have a Lake Formation return, once the code is in place, then working Lake Formation, or deploying Lake Formation code, still requires an engineer as opposed to being automated to the extent where end-users can actually deploy the whole infrastructure. The other issue is the debugging on the solution is not so straightforward. This should be simplified.

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NR
Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Service Line at NTT DATA
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Top 5
2020-11-02T17:15:00Z
02 November 20

In our experience what could be improved are not the support, performance or monitoring, but at a managerial level, the very expensive professional services of AWS. This could be an area of improvement for them. It's too expensive to acquire their support. Generally, when you adopt a new technology, you always have to acquire a basket of professional services from the vendor. It's not only for system integrators, but also for clients because they always need some support. In this case, AWS is very expensive. Something else they could improve is covering the end-to-end of the data platform with AWS products. They have to evolve. They have to improve the tools of data visualization a lot with QuickSight and ETS tool Glue. If they want to provide an end-to-end service with all the technologies to build up a complete data platform they need to improve these two technologies, these two solutions.

VD
Lead Security Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 20
2020-09-23T06:10:02Z
23 September 20

The solution could make improvements around orchestration and doing some automation stuff on AWS front automation. It would be useful if we could use automation to build images and use hardened images which are CIS compliant. For AWS, currently, we are facing the challenge when previewing. On AWS, we have set up a scanner instance with a Nexus scanner. For some reason, the scanner instance has been set up on AWS so that if it's in one region or maybe if it is deployed on one subnet, the other subnet is not reachable within the same region. The scanner is not reachable to the different subnets. For example, if there is a subnet A where the scanner is deployed, and if we want to scan the subnet B within the same region, the scanner is not reachable due to the fact that it's in Subnet A. That's a problem we are currently facing and trying to troubleshoot that.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 30, 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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VD
Lead Security Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
23 September 20
We primarily use the solution as a cloud data warehouse.
NR
Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Service Line at NTT DATA
02 November 20
In general, our clients use this as storage for raw data coming from systems. Our experience is that from the raw data you have to build up the data lake like a data warehouse. It's quite easy to pass from S3, for example, to Redshift. We used the data lake on AWS to store raw data and in some other cases to process advanced analytics. But the main use case here is storing raw data or archiving some data.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 23, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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VD
Lead Security Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
23 September 20
I'm not privvy to licesning information. I'm not sure how much the solution costs.
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