Use Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight in a cross-account environment

Many AWS customers use a multi-account strategy to host applications for different departments within the same company. However, you might deploy services like Amazon QuickSight using a single-account approach, which raises challenges when you need to use QuickSight in combination with Amazon Athena to build reports and dashboards. With the recently announced built-in support for cross-account Data Catalogs in Athena, you can now use AWS Glue Data Catalogs in different accounts to create datasets, and build reports and dashboards from a single AWS account using QuickSight and Athena – creating a serverless data visualization solution that lets you share insights from all your data to all your users.

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