Posted On: Feb 20, 2017

Customers can now use Amazon Athena to query data stored in Apache AVRO. AVRO is a data serialization system with support for rich data structures, schemas and binary data format. Click here to learn more about using AVRO with Athena. We also added support for the OpenCSV Serde, which allows you to process CSV files with customized separator, quote and escape characters. 

In addition, Amazon Athena is now available in US East (Ohio) region. With the latest release, customers can now use Amazon Athena in US East (N. Virginia & Ohio) and US West (Oregon) regions.

Lastly, Amazon Athena now integrates with Looker. Looker on Amazon Athena allows users across an organization to derive insights and easily make data-driven decisions directly from their data on Amazon S3. For more information, please visit release notes.