Posted On: Mar 30, 2023

Amazon Athena announces that Amazon Athena for Apache Spark is now available in 4 new AWS regions: Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Mumbai). This release expands Amazon Athena for Apache Spark beyond the 5 regions available today: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland)

Athena is an interactive query service that helps you query petabytes of data wherever it lives, such as in data lakes, databases, or other data stores. With Amazon Athena for Apache Spark, you get the streamlined, interactive, serverless experience of Athena with Spark, in addition to SQL. You can build interactive Apache PySpark applications using a simplified notebook experience in the Athena console or through Athena APIs. With Athena, interactive Spark applications start in under a second and run faster with our optimized Spark runtime, so you spend more time on insights, not waiting for results. As Athena takes care of managing the infrastructure and configuring Spark settings, you can focus on your business applications. 

To learn more and get started, visit the Amazon Athena for Apache Spark webpage.