Creating databases in Athena - Amazon Athena

Creating databases in Athena

A database in Athena is a logical grouping for tables you create in it. Creating a database in the Athena console query editor is straightforward.

To create a database using the Athena query editor
  1. Open the Athena console at

  2. On the Editor tab, enter the Hive data definition language (DDL) command CREATE DATABASE myDataBase. Replace myDatabase with the name that you want to use. For restrictions on database names, see Names for tables, databases, and columns.

  3. Choose Run or press Ctrl+ENTER.

  4. To make your database the current database, select it from the Database menu on the left of the query editor.

For information about controlling permissions to Athena databases, see Fine-grained access to databases and tables in the AWS Glue Data Catalog.