Sisense, a company that specializes in intelligence software, has launched in private beta an analytic dashboard for the Amazon S3 platform. Normally, developers would have to go through a ton of logs that Amazon provides to make sense of data. Sisense aims to be the Google Analytics for Amazon S3 with it's Prism dashboard by providing developers with a more visual interface. Best of all, it's free.
Visualizing Amazon S3 Logs
The Amazon S3 dashboard by Sisense is a pre-configured custom analytic dashboard. It connects with your Amazon hosted web service to provide better visuals of your service's statistics. Sisense utilizes the Amazon S3 log files to provide developers with a more visual view of their stats. You can view your data in tabular format, receive charts, review data from specified periods of time, and receive information with "Key Performance Indicators".
Future Plans and Concerns
Thus far, the company offers services for Excel, MS SQL, MySQL, CSV, OLAP, and Oracle. Versions for Google spreadsheets, and Adwords are on Sisense's roadmap for the near future. While the product is great and more than useful for developers, the biggest concern for Sisense and similar cloud based services is whether these services are sustainable if the cloud computing platforms they cater too ever shut down.
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