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In a fresh development, Amazon.com Inc’s cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has launched a service to help companies analyse their data and a briefcase-like product that will enable them to ship large amounts of data for storage on the cloud.
The company said the data analytics service, called QuickSight, is fast and easy to use by non-technical staff who wants to share the analysed data.
Andy Jassy, AWS’s senior vice president said, the service is now available for preview. QuickSight users can share the data live as well as by screenshot. The company sources said, for a standard edition of QuickSight, a customer will be charged $12 per month with no usage commitment, or $9 per month with a one-year commitment.
Moreover, for the enterprise edition, the charge is $24 per month with no usage commitment and $18 per month with a one-year commitment.
The shippable storage product, Snowball, is designed to let companies move huge amounts of data to the AWS cloud without having to spend a lot of time and bandwidth to transfer it over the Internet. To add, the container weighs 47 lbs (21.3 kg) and can hold 50 terabytes of data. It has 110 Volt power, a 10 GB network connection. Several can run in parallel.
The company officials said, users will be charged $200 per job in addition to shipping charges, based on the destination and shipment method. Users will have 10 days to upload their data and ship it, after which they will be charged $15 for each extra day.