Handling missing values in Pandas to Spark DataFrame conversion

Data transformation is an important aspect of Data Engineering and can be a challenging task depending on the dataset and the transformation requirements. A bug in data transformation can have a severe impact on the final data set generated leading to data issues. In this blog I am going to share my experience of having … Continue reading Handling missing values in Pandas to Spark DataFrame conversion

AWS Glue Job Fails with CSV data source does not support map data type error

AWS Glue is a serverless ETL service to process large amount of datasets from various sources for analytics and data processing. Recently I came across "CSV data source does not support map data type" error for a newly created glue job. In a nutshell, the job was performing below steps: Read the data from S3 … Continue reading AWS Glue Job Fails with CSV data source does not support map data type error

Add new partitions in AWS Glue Data Catalog from AWS Glue Job

Given that you have a partitioned table in AWS Glue Data Catalog, there are few ways in which you can update the Glue Data Catalog with the newly created partitions. Run MSCK REPAIR TABLE <database>.<table_name> in AWS Athena service.Rerun the AWS Glue crawler . Recently, AWS Glue service team has added a new feature (or … Continue reading Add new partitions in AWS Glue Data Catalog from AWS Glue Job

Use redshift-data api with AWS Glue Python Shell job

AWS Glue is a fully managed extract, transform, and load (ETL) service to process large amount of datasets from various sources for analytics and data processing. When you add a AWS Glue job, you can choose the job to be either Spark or Spark Streaming or Python shell type. For one of my use-case I … Continue reading Use redshift-data api with AWS Glue Python Shell job

Sequential counter with groupby – Pandas DataFrame

Pandas DataFrame is a 2-dimensional tabular data structure with labeled axes. For this blog, we have a table "person" in database containing name, age and city column. As dml transactions are performed on this table, the new image of the record along with the dml operation type is captured and stored in json file. The … Continue reading Sequential counter with groupby – Pandas DataFrame

New Features in Amazon DynamoDB – PartiQL, Export to S3, Integration with Kinesis Data Streams

Every time with AWS re:Invent around, AWS releases many new features over a period of month. In this blog post I will touch on 3 new features which were introduced for Amazon DynamoDB. DynamoDB is a non-relational managed database with single digit millisecond performance at any scale. New Features in Amazon DynamoDB - PartiQL - SQL-compatible … Continue reading New Features in Amazon DynamoDB – PartiQL, Export to S3, Integration with Kinesis Data Streams

Using AWS Data Wrangler with AWS Glue Job 2.0 and Amazon Redshift connection

I will admit, AWS Data Wrangler has become my go to package for developing extract, transform, and load (ETL) data pipelines and other day-to-day scripts. AWS Data Wrangler integration with multiple big data AWS services like S3, Glue Catalog, Athena, Databases, EMR, and others makes life simple for engineers. It also provides the ability to … Continue reading Using AWS Data Wrangler with AWS Glue Job 2.0 and Amazon Redshift connection

Parquet timestamp and Athena Query

In this blog I will walk you through the way timestamp is stored in Parquet file version 1.0 and 2.0, how the timestamp column data is displayed in Athena for each version and how you can cast the timestamp column in Athena to view timestamp for version 2.0 Parquet files. Using AWS Glue crawler, I … Continue reading Parquet timestamp and Athena Query

Rename Glue Tables using AWS Data Wrangler

I had a use case of renaming over 50 tables, adding "prod_" prefix to the existing Glue tables. AWS Athena does not support native Hive DDL "ALTER TABLE table_name RENAME TO" command. So one of the option was to - "Generate Create Table DDL" in AWS Athena.Modify the table name.Execute the DDL.Preview the new table.Drop the … Continue reading Rename Glue Tables using AWS Data Wrangler