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Amazon Athena
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Limitations

Athena does not support the following features, which are supported by an open source Presto version 0.172.

  • User-defined functions (UDFs or UDAFs).

  • Stored procedures.

  • A particular subset of data types is supported. For more information, see Data Types.

  • CREATE TABLE AS SELECT statements.

  • INSERT INTO statements.

  • Prepared statements. You cannot run EXECUTE with USING.

  • CREATE TABLE LIKE.

  • DESCRIBE INPUT and DESCRIBE OUTPUT.

  • EXPLAIN statements.

  • Federated connectors. For more information, see Connectors.