Posted On: Aug 15, 2017

You can now use the AWS Glue Data Catalog as the metadata repository for Amazon Redshift Spectrum. The AWS Glue Data Catalog provides a central metadata repository for all of your data assets regardless of where they are located.  

If you use Amazon Athena’s internal Data Catalog with Amazon Redshift Spectrum, we recommend that you upgrade to AWS Glue Data Catalog. Click here to learn more about the upgrade

With AWS Glue, you will be able to crawl data sources to discover schemas, populate your AWS Glue Data Catalog with new and modified table and partition definitions, and maintain schema versioning. You can also use AWS Glue’s fully-managed ETL capabilities to transform data or convert it into columnar formats to optimize cost and improve performance.

AWS Glue charges are billed separately and is currently available in US-East (N.Virginia) region with more regions coming soon. Click here for pricing details.