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  • It Interactive query service which allows analyzing the S3 database using the SQL.
  • Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
  • It will work with a number of data formats including "JSON", "Apache Parquet", "Apache ORC" amongst others, but "XML" is not a format that is supported.
  • No need to set up the ETL processes

Athena is used to

  1. Generate Query log files in s3.
  2. Generate reports from s3.

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