Posted On: Oct 8, 2020

AWS Lake Formation now supports cross account database sharing. You can now create cross account data lakes to access data across your organization and eliminate data silos.

Many organizations use multi-account setup for their Amazon S3 data lakes for a variety of reasons, including to limit blast radius in the case of a security issue, manage budgets by organization unit, or simplify administration overhead. However, this causes the data in these data lakes to be siloed and inaccessible to others. With Lake Formation cross account database sharing, and the seamless sharing it offers, you can now share data in your data lakes across other accounts, multiple organizational units, or your entire organization.

Cross account database sharing is now available in the same AWS regions as AWS Lake Formation. To learn more, see the Data Lakes and Analytics on AWS page and visit the AWS Lake Formation Developer Guide.