Posted On: Aug 14, 2017

Amazon Athena is now integrated with the AWS Glue Data Catalog. The AWS Glue Data Catalog provides a central metadata repository for all of your data assets regardless of where they are located. It integrates with Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift and Amazon Redshift Spectrum, Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, and any Apache Hive Metastore compatible application. If you already use Amazon Athena, we recommend that you upgrade from using Athena’s internal Data Catalog to AWS Glue Data Catalog. Click here to learn more about the upgrade.

With Glue Data Catalog, you will be able to create a unified metadata repository across various services, crawl data sources to discover schemas and populate your Data Catalog with new and modified table and partition definitions, and maintain schema versioning. You can also use Glue’s fully-managed ETL capabilities to transform data or convert it into columnar formats to optimize cost and improve performance.

AWS Glue Data Catalog charges are billed separately and is currently available in US-East (N.Virginia) region with more regions coming soon. Click here for pricing details.