Posted On: Sep 19, 2019

Amazon Athena now supports inserting new data to an existing table using the INSERT INTO statement. 

With this release, you can insert new rows into a destination table based on a SELECT query statement that runs on a source table, or based on a set of values that are provided as part of the query statement. Supported data formats include Avro, JSON, ORC, Parquet, and Text files. 

INSERT INTO statements can also help you simplify your ETL process. For example, you can use INSERT INTO to select data from a source table that is in JSON format and write to a destination table in Parquet format in a single query. INSERT INTO statements are charged based on bytes scanned in the Select phase, similar to how Athena charges for Select queries.  

For additional details including supported formats, SerDes and examples, see INSERT INTO documentation.