The Athena connector allows data to be cataloged, queried, transformed and more in Athena. This can be used to quickly and easily join data between different systems like Athena and Hive, or between different Athena instances.

The Athena connector is available for these Promethium editions:

  • Professional

  • Premium

  • Enterprise

Connect Athena

Connecting to Athena is fast and easy. Simply click Data Sources from the menu, then click + New Data Source. Select Athena and enter the information for your Athena.

Athena Connection Configuration

Athena connection details can be case-sensitive. Ensure that data is entered with the correct case for your Athena.



Data Source Name

Give the Athena Connection a unique name for easy identification.


Optional. A meaningful description for this connection.

AWS Access Key

Unique Key for AWS Athena

AWS Secret Key

Unique Secret for AWS Athena

S3 Output Location

Indicate the location where the query output files are downloaded. Athena will cache all query results in this location.

AWS Region

Enter the region endpoint of your Athena instance. To find the region code from a region name.

Schema Name

Enter the schema containing the data you want to retrieve.

Data Source Topic

Optional. Categorize the Athena connection. For example, Marketing.

What Happens Next - Finish Athena Connection

Click the Connect button then select schemas. After successful connection and schema selection Promethium will automatically crawl and catalog data in your Athena, then make the data easily searchable and usable.

Click Data Explorer from the menu and begin exploring the data in your Athena.

Athena Data Catalog Promethium


  • Is my data moved or copied?

    No. Your data stays where is is and isn't moved to Promethium.

  • What options are available for publishing datasets?

    Datasets can be published as a view, table or as a dbt model.

  • Is this a Production-level connector?

    Yes. The Athena connector is designed for all-sized Datasets.

Watch how to video

Did this answer your question?