Posted On: Jun 29, 2023

We are excited to announce that you can now use Amazon Athena to query data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Glacier storage classes. S3 Glacier is a secure and durable service for low-cost data archiving and long-term backup. With this launch, you can use Athena to directly query restored data in the Glacier Flexible Retrieval and Deep Archive storage classes, saving you time by removing the need to move and duplicate data.

Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service that makes it simple to analyze petabyte-scale data in your S3 data lake and 30 data sources. With today's launch, you can query restored data in S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval and Deep Archive storage classes without copying data to the Standard storage class for use cases such as log analysis and long-term trend analysis. For example, you can conduct log analysis across storage classes in a single query by combining recent logs stored in S3 Standard with restored older logs in S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval. You can enable S3 Glacier access for queries in Athena SQL workgroups.

This feature is available with Athena Engine V3 in all Amazon Athena supported regions. To learn more about querying S3 Glacier data in Athena, see Querying restored Glacier objects.