Using Open Data on AWS data sets - AWS Data Exchange User Guide

Using Open Data on AWS data sets

The Open Data on AWS program is a collection of over 300 free, publicly available data sets. You can use AWS Data Exchange to find Open Data on AWS data sets, along with other no-cost and paid products, all in one place.

The Open Data on AWS data sets that are available using AWS Data Exchange are part of the following affiliated programs:

Anyone can search and find these free Open Data on AWS data sets, with or without an AWS account, no subscription required.

Anyone can analyze and build services on top of an Open Data data set by using compute and data analytics services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Athena, AWS Lambda, and Amazon EMR.

Note

Unless specifically stated in the applicable data set documentation, data sets that are available through the Registry of Open Data on AWS are not provided and maintained by AWS. Data sets are provided and maintained by a variety of third parties under a variety of licenses. To determine if a data set can be used for your application, check data set licenses and related documentation.

The following topics explain how to get started with Open Data on AWS data sets.

Getting started with Open Data on AWS data sets using the AWS Data Exchange console

The following topics describe how you can find and use an Open Data on AWS data set on AWS Data Exchange by using the AWS Data Exchange console. You must have an AWS account to complete this process.

The process has the following steps:

Step 1: Find an Open Data on AWS data set

To find an Open Data on AWS data set on AWS Data Exchange
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Data Exchange console.

  2. In the left navigation pane, for Discover data products, choose Browse catalog.

  3. For Refine results, do one of the following:

    1. For the Affiliated programs filter, select one or both of the following options:

      • AWS Open Data Sponsorship Program

      • Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative

    2. (Optional) For the Contract type filter, select Open Data Licenses to see all publicly available affiliated and non-affiliated data sets.

      For more information, see Browse the catalog.

  4. (Optional) Enter a term or phrase in the search bar, and then choose Search.

    A list of Open Data on AWS data sets that match the search terms appears.

  5. Select an Open Data on AWS data set and view its details page.

    The information on the details page includes a description, resources on AWS, usage examples, and links.

    1. (Optional) In the Provided by information, choose the link to the provider’s information to view more information about the provider.

    2. (Optional) For Labels, choose a label to view a list of similar products.

Step 2: Use an Open Data on AWS data set

To use an Open Data on AWS data set
  1. On the product details page, choose the Resources on AWS tab.

  2. Copy the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is displayed under Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

  3. For AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required), choose the AWS CLI link.

    The AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) documentation opens.

  4. Read the documentation to learn how to use the AWS CLI to make calls to your AWS services from the command line.

    For more information, see the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

Getting started with Open Data on AWS data sets without an AWS account

The following topics describe how you can find and use Open Data on AWS data sets without an AWS account. The process has the following steps:

Step 1: Find an Open Data on AWS data set

To find an Open Data on AWS data set
  1. Go to AWS Data Exchange and then choose Browse 3,000+ third-party data sets.

    The AWS Marketplace catalog appears, with the AWS Data Exchange delivery method and the AWS Open Data Sponsorships Program and Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative affiliated programs selected.

  2. (Optional) For the Contract type filter, select Open Data Licenses to see all publicly available affiliated and non-affiliated data sets.

  3. (Optional) Enter a term or phrase in the Search bar.

    A list of Open Data on AWS data sets that match the search terms appears.

  4. Select an Open Data data set and view its details page.

    The information on the details page includes a description, resources on AWS, usage examples, and links.

    1. (Optional) In the Provided by information, choose the link to the provider’s information to view more information about the provider.

    2. (Optional) For Labels, choose a label to view a list of similar products.

Step 2: Use an Open Data on AWS data set

To use an Open Data on AWS data set
  1. On the product details page, choose the Resources on AWS tab.

  2. Copy the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is displayed under Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

  3. For AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required), choose the AWS CLI link.

    The AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) documentation opens.

  4. Read the documentation to learn how to use the AWS CLI to make calls to your AWS services from the command line.

    For more information, see the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.