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Amazon Fills a Big Data Hole with Athena

In an article for Datanami, Moshe Kranc, CTO at Ness Digital Engineering, discusses Amazon’s data query tool Athena, as well as instances when the tool may or may not be the best fit for big data cases. “At its core, Athena is a fusion of Hadoop Hive for the Data Description Language (DDL) and Facebook’s Presto for SQL. Athena can ingest data directly from Amazon S3 storage and uses Amazon’s Lambda serverless programming framework to allocate resources on demand with a very attractive pricing model,” notes Moshe.

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