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Managing Amazon S3 Connectors

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides a “web service interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web [1].” Zoomdata connects to S3 sources using the Apache Spark processing framework.
[1]: Excerpted from AWS Documentation “ What is Amazon S3?

By default, the Amazon S3 connector is included with Zoomdata. Before configuring S3, you need to download and enable the connector. Live Mode and Historical Playback is also not supported by the S3 Connector.

Amazon S3 now uses it's own embedded Spark functionality that runs separate from the Zoomdata embedded Spark. For steps on configuring Spark for S3, see Managing Configurations in Zoomdata.

What does s3 support?

The table below lists information on the features that are supported by Amazon S3:

Supports Distinct Count? Yes
Supports Group-by Time? Yes
Supports Multi Group-by Charts? Yes
Supports Histogram? Yes
Supports Box Plot? No
Supports Derived Fields? Yes
Custom SQL Capable? No
Live Mode & Playback Yes
Supports Last Value? No

Managing your Connectors

Refresh settings for S3

For version 2.6, scheduled reload of newly added data is not supported for the S3 connector. To add new data, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the Fields page of your data source.
  2. Enabled the Refresh Fields option. This forces the connector to reload any new data discovered at the level of the data source.

Chart Settings for S3

On the Charts page, you can:

  1. Edit Global Default Settings .
  2. Select the Standard and, if available, Custom chart styles to be used with the data source.
  3. Set default parameters (group, sub-group, colors, sorting, and so on) for each chart style.

Select Finish to save your changes. Once your data connection has been established, it is listed under My Data Sources.

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