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How does Athena work for unstructured files? Is there a lab on how to configure Athena for unstructured files?

how does Athena work for unstructured files

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It depends on what you would want Athena to do. Athena does work on unstructured files, but the information it returns would be very different and limited. If you’re looking to transform your unstructured data into something structured, you have some options of using other services to balance those out.

If you’re looking to search masses of unstructured data for particular strings, like looking for words in text files, you might be better off using something like ElasticSearch rather than Athena

Faye Ellis

Amazon Athena can process unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data sets. Examples include CSV, JSON, Avro or columnar data formats such as Apache Parquet and Apache ORC.

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