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What advice do you have for others considering AWS Lake Formation?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AWS Lake Formation, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

We're strictly customers of AWS. We're end-users. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. My advice to other organizations would be to not think of this solution as a one-time activity. It's an ongoing thing. It's a big change and there will new services and therefore it's constantly changing. You have to make sure that it's part and parcel of your everyday operations. The solution is pretty stable, or stable in the long run. However, every single day there is a need to grow the infrastructure, or there are new services being added externally and internally. You deploy more applications. You deploy more code. You deploy new libraries. You'll have to stay on top of everything to make sure it stays aligned with changes. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

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Top 5Vendor

On a scale of one to ten, I would give AWS Lake Formation a nine. In our experience, this AWS solution is one of the main players now on the market in this field. Additionally, because they can connect the offer in terms of infrastructure and software, sometimes you can combine the price and discount of infrastructure and software. This could be an advantage for clients.

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Top 5Real User

Our company does not have a business relationship with AWS. We're just a customer. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're using. The thing is that we are not forcing the end-user or the project team to deploy the application. They have the liberty to choose their own platform. Either they can go with AWS or they can go with Azure. Most of the projects which are deployed on non-Windows OS tend to go for AWS. My area of expertise is more in the auditing of the security standards and maintaining the security requirements as per the industry standard. I'm more in a security architect kind of role. Every solution has its pros and cons, however, for our purposes, this solution works quite well for us. I'd rate it overall at eight out of ten.

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