AWS Lake Formation - AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS Lake Formation

This service is currently available in AWS GovCloud (US-West) only.

AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake in days. A data lake is a centralized, curated, and secured repository that stores all your data, both in its original form and prepared for analysis. A data lake enables you to break down data silos and combine different types of analytics to gain insights and guide better business decisions.

Lake Formation simplifies and automates many of the complex manual steps that are usually required to create data lakes. These steps include collecting, cleansing, moving, and cataloging data, and securely making that data available for analytics and machine learning. You point Lake Formation at your data sources, and Lake Formation crawls those sources and moves the data into your new Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data lake.

Lake Formation provides its own permissions model that augments the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions model. This centrally defined permissions model enables fine-grained access to data stored in data lakes through a simple grant/revoke mechanism.

Lake Formation permissions are enforced at the table and column level across the full portfolio of AWS analytics and machine learning services.

How AWS Lake Formation Differs for AWS GovCloud (US)

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region implementation of Lake Formation is unique in the following ways:

  • Amazon QuickSight integration with Lake Formation is not supported.

  • Granting Lake Formation permissions to Amazon Athena users who authenticate through the JDBC or ODBC driver using a SAML identity provider is not supported.

Documentation for AWS Lake Formation

AWS Lake Formation documentation.

Export-Controlled Content

For AWS Services architected within the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, the table below explains how certain components of data may leave the Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings. The table can be used as a guide to help meet applicable customer compliance obligations.

Data in the following service attributes will not leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings Data in the following service attributes may leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings
  • Export-controlled data may be backed up and managed using Lake Formation.