Step 6: Transform the dataset - AWS Glue DataBrew

Step 6: Transform the dataset

Until now, you tested your recipe on only a sample of the dataset. Now it's time to transform the entire dataset by creating a DataBrew recipe job.

When the job runs, DataBrew applies your recipe to all of the data in the dataset, and writes the transformed data to an Amazon S3 bucket. The transformed data is separate from the original dataset. DataBrew doesn't alter the source data.

Before you proceed, ensure that you have an Amazon S3 bucket in your account that you can write to. In that bucket, create a folder to capture the job output from DataBrew. To do these steps, use the following procedure.

To create an S3 bucket and folder to capture job output
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

    If you already have an Amazon S3 bucket available, and you have write permissions for it, skip the next step.

  2. If you don't have an Amazon S3 bucket, choose Create bucket. For Bucket name, enter a unique name for your new bucket. Choose Create bucket.

  3. From the list of buckets, choose the one that you want to use.

  4. Choose Create folder.

  5. For Folder name, enter databrew-output, and choose Create folder.

After you create an S3 bucket and folder to contain the job, run your job by using the following procedure.

To create and run a recipe job
  1. On the navigation pane, choose Jobs.

  2. On the Recipe jobs tab, choose Create job.

  3. For Job name, enter chess-winner-summary.

  4. For Job type, choose Create a recipe job.

  5. On the Job input pane, do the following:

    • For Run on, choose Dataset.

    • Choose Select a dataset to view a list of available datasets, and choose chess-games.

    • Choose Select a recipe to view a list of available recipes, and choose chess-project-recipe.

  6. On the Job output settings pane, do the following:

    • File type – chose CSV (comma-separated values).

    • S3 location - choose this field to view a list of available Amazon S3 buckets, and choose the bucket to use. Then choose Browse. In the list of folders, choose databrew-output, and choose Select.

  7. On the Access permissions pane, choose AwsGlueDataBrewDataAccessRole. This service-linked role lets DataBrew access your Amazon S3 buckets on your behalf.

  8. Choose Create and run job. DataBrew creates a job with your settings, and then runs it.

  9. On the Job run history pane, wait for the job status to change from Running to Succeeded.

  10. Choose Output to access the Amazon S3 console. Choose your S3 bucket, and then choose the databrew-output folder to access the job output.

  11. (Optional) Choose Download to download the file and view its contents.