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AWS Lake Formation Pros and Cons

AWS Lake Formation Pros

VD
Lead Security Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution has many features that are applicable to events such as audits.
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NM
Technical Head & Director - Data , AI & Robotics at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The solution is quite good at handling analytics. It's done a good job at helping us centralize them.
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NR
Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Service Line at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The most important advantage in using AWS Lake Formation is its ability to connect the data lake to the other technologies in AWS. This is what I advise my clients.
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AWS Lake Formation Cons

VD
Lead Security Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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NM
Technical Head & Director - Data , AI & Robotics at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
For the end-users, it's not as user-friendly as it could be.
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NR
Head of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Service Line at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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