Posted On: Aug 20, 2018

Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. Today, we are releasing a new version (2.0.5) of the JDBC driver that can deliver up to 2x better performance when fetching results less than 10,000 rows, and approximately 5-6x better performance when fetching results larger than 10,000 rows, compared to the old driver. The feature is enabled by default.

A complete list of enhancements included in the driver is available in the release notes. We recommend that you review the changes documented in the migration guide before using the new driver in production systems. Please review Athena documentation for more details.