Prepare QuickSight

QuickSight is the AWS Business Intelligence tool that will allow you to not only view the Standard AWS provided insights into all of your accounts, but will also allow to produce new versions of the Dashboards we provide or create something entirely customised to you. If you are already a regular QuickSight user you can skip these steps and move on to the first step of the Workshop section.

Enable QuickSight:

  1. Log into your AWS Account and search for QuickSight in the list of Services

  2. You will be asked to sign up before you will be able to use it

    QuickSight Sign up Workflow Image

  3. After pressing the Sign up button you will be presented with 2 options, please ensure you select the Enterprise Edition during this step

  4. Select continue and you will need to fill in a series of options in order to finish creating your account.

    • Ensure you select the region that is most appropriate based on where your S3 Bucket is located containing your Cost & Usage Report file.

      Select Region and Amazon S3 Discovery

    • Enable the Amazon S3 option and select the bucket where your Cost & Usage Report is stored, as well as your Athena query bucket

      Image of s3 buckets that are linked to the QuickSight account. Enable bucket and give Athena Write permission to it.

  5. Click Finish & wait for the congratulations screen to display

  6. Click Go to Amazon QuickSight