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Connect Soda to Amazon Athena

Last modified on 30-Nov-23

For Soda to run quality scans on your data, you must configure it to connect to your data source.
To learn how to set up Soda and configure it to connect to your data sources, see Get started.

Connection configuration reference

Install package: soda-athena

data_source my_datasource_name:
  type: athena
  access_key_id: kk9gDU6800xxxx
  secret_access_key: 88f&eeTuT47xxxx
  region_name: eu-west-1
  staging_dir: s3://s3-results-bucket/output/
  schema: public
Property Required Notes
type required Identify the type of data source for Soda.
access_key_id optional 1 Consider using system variables to retrieve this value securely. See Manage access keys for IAM users.
secret_access_key optional 1 Consider using system variables to retrieve this value securely.
region_name optional The endpoint your AWS account uses. Refer to Amazon Athena endpoints and quotas.
staging_dir required Identify the Amazon S3 Staging Directory (the Query Result Location in AWS); see Specifying a query result location
schema required Identify the schema in the data source in which your tables exist.
catalog optional Identify the name of the Data Source, also referred to as a Catalog. The default value is awsdatacatalog.
work_group optional Identify a non-default workgroup in your region. In your Athena console, access your current workgroup in the Workgroup option on the upper right. Read more about Athena Workgroups.

1 Access keys and IAM role are mutually exclusive: if you provide values for access_key_id and secret_access_key, you cannot use Identity and Access Management role; if you provide value for role_arn, then you cannot use the access keys. Refer to Identity and Access Management in Athena for details.

Test the data source connection

To confirm that you have correctly configured the connection details for the data source(s) in your configuration YAML file, use the test-connection command. If you wish, add a -V option to the command to returns results in verbose mode in the CLI.

soda test-connection -d my_datasource -c configuration.yml -V

Supported data types

Category Data type

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Last modified on 30-Nov-23