AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Amazon Athena

Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL. With a few actions in the AWS Management Console, you can point Athena at your data stored in Amazon S3 and begin using standard SQL to run ad-hoc queries and get results in seconds. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to set up or manage, and you pay only for the queries you run. Athena scales automatically—executing queries in parallel—so results are fast, even with large datasets and complex queries.

This service has no differences between the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region and the standard AWS Regions.

For more information about Amazon Athena, see the Amazon Athena documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data entered and stored in Amazon S3 buckets can contain ITAR-regulated data.

Amazon Athena metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes:

  • Database Name

  • Table Name

  • Partitions

  • Query Names

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