Creating and working with AWS Glue DataBrew profile jobs - AWS Glue DataBrew

Creating and working with AWS Glue DataBrew profile jobs

Profile jobs run a series of evaluations on a dataset and output the results to Amazon S3. The information that data profiling gathers helps you understand your dataset and decide what kind of data preparation steps you might want to run in your recipe jobs.

The simplest way to run a profile job is using the default DataBrew settings. You can configure your profile job before running it so that it returns just the information that you want.

Use the following procedure to create a DataBrew profile job.

To create a profile job

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the DataBrew console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/databrew/.

  2. Choose JOBS from the navigation pane, choose the Profile jobs tab, and then choose Create job.

  3. Enter a name for your job, and then choose Create a profile job.

  4. For Job input, provide the name of the dataset to be profiled.

  5. (Optional) Configure the following on the Data profile configurations pane:

    • Dataset level configurations – Configure details of your profile job for all columns in your dataset.

      Optionally, you can turn on the ability to detect and count duplicate rows in the dataset. You can also choose Enable correlations matrix and select columns to see how closely the values in multiple columns are related. For details of the statistics that you can configure at the dataset level, see Configurable statistics at the dataset level. You can configure statistics on the DataBrew console, or using the DataBrew API or AWS SDKs.

    • Column level configurations – Using Default profile configuration settings, you can select the columns to include in your profile job. Use Add configuration override to select the columns for which to limit the number of statistics gathered, or override the default configuration of certain statistics. For details of the statistics that you can configure at the column level, see Configurable statistics at the column level. You can configure statistics on the DataBrew console, or using the DataBrew API or AWS SDKs.

      Be sure that any configuration overrides that you specify apply to columns that you included in your profile job. If there are conflicts between different overrides that you configured for a column, the last conflicting override has priority.

  6. On the Advanced job settings pane, you can choose more options for how your job is to run:

    • Maximum number of units – DataBrew processes jobs using multiple compute nodes, running in parallel. The default number of nodes is 5. The maximum number of nodes is 149.

    • Job timeout – If a job takes more than the number of minutes that you set here to run, it fails with a timeout error. The default value is 2,880 minutes, or 48 hours.

    • Number of retries – If a job fails while running, DataBrew can try to run it again. By default, the job isn't retried.

    • Enable Amazon CloudWatch Logs for job – Allows DataBrew to publish diagnostic information to CloudWatch Logs. These logs can be useful for troubleshooting purposes, or for more details on how the job is processed.

  7. For Associated Schedule, you can apply a DataBrew job schedule so that your job runs at a particular time, or on a recurring basis. For more information, see Automating job runs with a schedule.

  8. When the settings are as you want them, choose Create job. Or, if you want to run the job immediately, choose Create and run job.