Posted On: Oct 31, 2023

Today, Amazon Athena announced 1-hour reservations for Provisioned Capacity. You can now reserve and release query processing capacity after one hour, which makes it simpler to optimize cost for workloads whose demand changes over time.

Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service built on open-source Trino and Presto that makes it possible to analyze petabyte-scale data with ease and flexibility. Provisioned Capacity is a feature of Athena that allows you to run SQL queries on fully-managed, dedicated compute resources for a fixed price and no long-term commitments. With Provisioned Capacity, you pay only for the capacity you need and time it is active in your account. After one hour, capacity is billed per minute.

Provisioned Capacity is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm). To learn more, see Managing query processing capacity in the Amazon Athena User Guide.