Amazon Athena
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Release Notes

Describes Amazon Athena features, improvements, and bug fixes by release date.

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November 13, 2017#

Published on 2017-11-13

Added support for connecting Athena to the ODBC Driver. For information, see Connecting to Amazon Athena with ODBC.

November 1, 2017#

Published on 2017-11-01

Added support for querying geospatial data, and for Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), and EU (London) regions. For information, see Querying Geospatial Data and AWS Regions and Endpoints.

October 19, 2017#

Published on 2017-10-19

Added support for EU (Frankfurt). For a list of supported regions, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

October 3, 2017#

Published on 2017-10-03

Create named Athena queries with CloudFormation. For more information, see AWS::Athena::NamedQuery in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

September 25, 2017#

Published on 2017-09-25

Added support for ap-southeast-2 (Sydney). For a list of supported regions, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

August 14, 2017#

Published on 2017-08-14

Added integration with the AWS Glue Data Catalog and a migration wizard for updating from the Athena managed data catalog to the AWS Glue Data Catalog. For more information, see Integration with AWS Glue.

August 4, 2017#

Published on 2017-08-04

Added support for Grok SerDe, which provides easier pattern matching for records in unstructured text files such as logs. For more information, see Grok SerDe. Added keyboard shortcuts to scroll through query history using the console (CTRL + ⇧/⇩ using Windows, CMD + ⇧/⇩ using Mac).

June 22, 2017#

Published on 2017-06-22

Added support for ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo) and ap-southeast-1 (Singapore). For a list of supported regions, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

June 8, 2017#

Published on 2017-06-08

Added support for eu-west-1 (Ireland). For more information, see AWS Regions and Endpoints.

May 19, 2017#

Published on 2017-05-18

Added an Amazon Athena API and AWS CLI support for Athena; updated JDBC driver to version 1.1.0; fixed various issues.

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April 4, 2017#

Published on 2017-04-04

Added support for Amazon S3 data encryption and released JDBC driver update (version 1.0.1) with encryption support, improvements, and bug fixes.

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March 24, 2017#

Published on 2017-03-24

Added the AWS CloudTrail SerDe, improved performance, fixed partition issues.

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February 20, 2017#

Published on 2017-02-20

Added support for AvroSerDe and OpenCSVSerDe, US East (Ohio) region, and bulk editing columns in the console wizard. Improved performance on large Parquet tables.

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