Introduction to Amazon Athena

By Noreen Hasan

In this course, we’ll unpack Amazon Athena and compare against other similar services to figure out when to use it.

2 hours
  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab
  • 1 Course Quiz

About the course

In this course, Introduction to Amazon Athena, you’ll learn how to use basic SQL to query data stored in Amazon S3 using Amazon Athena. First, you’ll unpack the basics of Athena and explore its powers and limitations to identify when to use this service. Next, you’ll go over the options offered for defining the schema of the queried data. Finally, you’ll use your schema and Amazon Athena to query data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to query data using Athena.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 1:40

    Course Introduction

  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons Unpacking Amazon Athena 2:27:14

    Unpacking Amazon Athena


    When to Use Athena


    Accessing Athena


    Invoking Magic with Tables


    Demo: Querying S3 with Athena


    Querying Real Estate Data in S3 using Amazon Athena

    1:30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 2 Lessons Conclusion 31:28

    Amazon Athena

    30:00 Quiz

    Course Summary and Where to Go Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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