Amazon Athena now supports Apache Spark
Amazon Athena now supports Apache Spark, a popular open-source distributed processing system that is optimized for fast analytics workloads against data of any size. Athena is an interactive query service that helps you query petabytes of data wherever it lives, such as in data lakes, databases, or other data stores. With Amazon Athena for Apache Spark, you get the streamlined, interactive, serverless experience of Athena with Spark, in addition to SQL. You can build interactive Apache PySpark applications using a simplified notebook experience in the Athena console or through Athena APIs. With Athena, interactive Spark applications start in under a second and run faster with our optimized Spark runtime, so you spend more time on insights, not waiting for results. As Athena takes care of managing the infrastructure and configuring Spark settings, you can focus on your business applications. You can use Athena for Apache Spark in the following 5 [AWS Regions](/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/): US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Europe (Ireland), with availability in additional Regions in the coming months. To learn more and get started, visit the [Amazon Athena for Apache Spark webpage](/athena/spark/).