Chloe McAree (McAteer)
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AWS Athena


This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

Athena Summary

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  • Athena is an interactive query service that analyses data using standard SQL.

  • Can work with both structured and unstructured data and can work directly with data stored in S3.

  • Serverless — nothing to provision, pay per query

  • No need for complex ETL

  • Out of the box integration with AWS Glue

  • Can be used for things like querying log files or generating reports based on data stored in S3.

If you are interested in trying out Athena, try this tutorial I created earlier in the year!