Amazon Web Services (AWS): Data Exchange: Points to remember

Let's learn about AWS Data Exchange:

  1. Data Exchange makes it easy for customers to securely exchange and use third-party data in AWS.

  2. Data Exchange has a single, globally available product catalog offered by providers.

  3. Data Exchange scans data published by providers before making it available to subscribers.

  4. AWS explicitly prohibits the use of AWS Data Exchange for any illegal or fraudulent activities.

  5. Data Exchange catalog includes a large selection of free and open data products sourced from academic institutions, government entities, research institutions & private companies.

  6. Data Exchange has step-by-step registration wizards to help data providers create a profile page & complete registration in minutes.

  7. Data Exchange encrypts all data in transit and at rest.

  8. Data in transit is secured using SSL/TLS and data at rest is protected using server-side encryption.

  9. Data Exchange integrates with AWS CloudTrail to enable providers and subscribers to audit all AWS Data Exchange API calls made by a user, role or any AWS service in their AWS account.

  10. Data providers can create a Bring-Your-Own-Subscription (BYOS) offer specifying existing agreement and subscriber details for no additional cost.

  1. Data Exchange charges customers to store data they load to the service.

  2. AWS measure customers storage usage in 'Byte-Hours' which are added up at the end of the month to generate their monthly charges.

  3. Data in AWS Data Exchange is organized using three building blocks – data sets, revisions & assets.

  4. Data sets contain a series of revisions, which data providers publish as needed to make new assets available.

  5. Data sets are made available to subscribers inside of a product.

  6. AWS Data Exchange’s API allows customers to automatically publish new revisions of their data according to their own schedule and notifies their customers every time they do so.

  7. Users can create private offers with custom terms targeting specific AWS customers or grant entitlements to their existing customers for no cost.

  8. Data Exchange eliminates the need to build and maintain infrastructure for data storage, delivery, billing & entitling.

  9. To become a data provider on AWS Data Exchange, data providers must agree to the Terms and Conditions for AWS Marketplace Providers.

  10. Customers retain ownership of the data they distribute as a data provider on AWS Data Exchange.

  11. Data Exchange provides an optional Data Subscription Agreement (DSA) template that incorporates inputs from multiple AWS customers and data providers.

  12. Data Exchange currently supports subscription-based pricing from 1 to 36-month duration terms.

  13. Many data providers make their data products available for free for research, scientific or other non-commercial use cases.

  14. Data Exchange provides daily, weekly and monthly reports detailing subscription activity.

  15. Neither nor AWS are providing customer's data on AWS Data Exchange.

A Points to remember series by Piyush Jalan.

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