• Athena is an interactive query service that enables you to analyse and query data located in S3 using standard SQL.

  • Serverless, nothing to provision, pay per query / per TB scanned.

  • No need to setup complex ETL processes.

  • Works directly with data stored on S3.

Use cases

  • Can be used to query log files in S3, e.g. ELB logs, S3 access logs, etc.

  • Generate business reports on data stored in S3.

  • Analyse AWS cost and Usage reports.

  • Run queries on click-stream data.

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