March 24, 2017 - Amazon Athena

March 24, 2017

Published on 2017-03-24

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



  • Improved performance when scanning a large number of partitions.

  • Improved performance on MSCK Repair Table operation.

  • Added ability to query Amazon S3 data stored in regions other than your primary Region. Standard inter-region data transfer rates for Amazon S3 apply in addition to standard Athena charges.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where a "table not found error" might occur if no partitions are loaded.

  • Fixed a bug to avoid throwing an exception with ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION IF NOT EXISTS queries.

  • Fixed a bug in DROP PARTITIONS.