This guide is written by me, Theo Tolv. I’ve been working with Athena since its launch, and been a constant annoyance to the Athena service team for all that time.

After answering over a hundred questions tagged amazon-athena on Stack Overflow, I felt that there needed to be a place where the questions that come up again and can be answered. This guide is meant to cover the most frequently asked questions, and more.

Who is this guide for?

The articles in this guide are inspired by questions on Stack Overflow, and are for people learning Athena. I assume you’ve read parts of the official Athena documentation and know how to create tables, and run queries. I’m not covering the things that are in the getting started guides, but almost everything else. This guide is for those who wish that the official documentation went a bit more in depth in places.

How to ask me questions

If you have Amazon Athena related questions the best place to ask them is on Stack Overflow. I look at the amazon-athena tag frequently and answer all questions that I can.

If you have specific questions for me you can find me as @iconara on Twitter, or find me by name on some of the AWS Slack channels, like AWS Developers, Open Guide to AWS, or AWS Community Nordics.

Where to report issues

The content for this site is available at iconara/athena-guide-content where you can report issues and contribute fixes.

How to support this project

If you find this guide helpful you can buy me a coffee.