Posted On: Aug 9, 2019

Amazon Athena now supports enforcing AWS Lake Formation policies for fine-grained access control to new or existing databases, tables, and columns defined in the AWS Glue Data Catalog for data stored in Amazon S3.

AWS Lake Formation is a fully managed service that makes it easier for customers to build, secure, and manage data lakes. Lake Formation simplifies and automates many of the complex manual steps required to create a data lake, including collecting, cleaning, and cataloging data, and securely making that data available for analytics.  

Before AWS Lake Formation, customers had to set up data access roles and enforce security policies across their storage and each of their different analytics engines, and update the security policies when permissions change or new end users are added. With Lake Formation, you can define policies once and enforce them in the same way for services including Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, AWS Glue, and Amazon Athena. There are no additional charges to use this feature.  

You can use this feature in the following AWS regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland). 

For additional information about Using Amazon Athena with AWS Lake Formation, please refer to our documentation. Additional information about AWS Lake Formation can be found here.