Announcing preview of AWS Lake Formation features: Transactions, Row-level Security, and Acceleration

Posted on: Dec 9, 2020

AWS Lake Formation transactions, row-level security, and acceleration are now available for preview. These capabilities are available via new, open, and public update and access APIs for data lakes. These APIs extend AWS Lake Formation’s governance capabilities with row-level security. In addition, with this preview, we introduce governed tables - a new Amazon S3 table type that supports atomic, consistent, isolated, and durable (ACID) transactions. AWS Lake Formation transactions simplify ETL script and workflow development, and allow multiple users to concurrently and reliably insert, delete, and modify rows across multiple governed tables. AWS Lake Formation automatically compacts and optimizes storage of governed tables in the background to improve query performance. 

AWS Lake Formations transactions, row-level security, and acceleration are currently available for preview in the US East (N. Virginia) AWS Region. 

To get early access to these capabilities, please sign up for the preview.