Posted On: Oct 22, 2020

AWS Step Functions is now integrated with Amazon Athena, an interactive query service, allowing you to build workflows that queries data on your S3 data lake. AWS Step Functions support built-in error handling, parameter passing, recommended security settings, and state management, reducing the amount of code you have to write and maintain.

AWS Step Functions allows you to build resilient workflows using AWS services such as AWS Lambda, AWS Glue, Amazon Simple Notification Service, and now with Amazon Athena. Amazon Athena is a serverless interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. You can use Athena integration to create a workflow that queries data in Amazon S3, gets the query results, and notifies relevant stakeholders. Or you can use the Athena integration to build a workflow that verifies the ETL job completion. You can read the AWS Step Functions Developer Guide to learn how to use the AWS Step Functions Athena service integration. You can get started by deploying the sample project.

The Athena service integration is available in all regions where both AWS Step Functions and Amazon Athena are available. For a complete list of regions and service offerings, see AWS Regions

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