Built from the ground up for the cloud, Amazon QuickSight’s Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory, Calculation Engine (SPICE) uses a combination of columnar storage, in-memory technologies enabled through the latest hardware innovations, machine code generation, and data compression to allow users to run interactive queries on large datasets and get rapid responses. SPICE supports rich calculations that help customers derive valuable insights from their analysis without ever having to worry about provisioning or managing infrastructure. SPICE automatically replicates data for high availability and also enables Amazon QuickSight to scale to thousands of users who can all simultaneously perform fast interactive analysis across a wide variety of AWS data sources.
Ironside believes that QuickSight provides groundbreaking features that outpace others in this area. First and foremost is the advantage of being on the AWS platform. Many organizations are going or have gone the AWS route and have recognized the benefits already. QuickSight allows a seamless integration with other toolsets on the AWS platform, as well as limitless and immediate scalability.