Supported Formats and SerDes

The data formats presently supported are:

In order to use these formats you must specify a serializer-deserializer class (SerDe) so that Athena knows the format of the table. A SerDe is a custom library that tells the Athena-managed Catalog how to handle your data.

Compression Formats#

Currently, Snappy, Zlib, GZIP, and LZO are the supported compression formats.

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