Setting up a JDBC connection to connect to Amazon Athena - 8.0

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Before you begin

  • Amazon Athena is currently available only in selected AWS regions. Verify the availability of the service from AWS global infrastructure region table.
  • You have the required additional library AthenaJDBC42-2.X.X.jar ready. If not, download the Athena JDBC driver here.
  • As the query results from Amazon Athena needs to be saved to Amazon S3, create an S3 output folder. For more information on Amazon Athena, Amazon S3, and JDBC, see:


  1. In the Repository tree view of Talend Studio, expand the Metadata node, right-click Db Connections and select Create connection.
    Screenshot of the Repository tree view.
    The Database connection wizard opens.
  2. Provide the connection name and purpose and click Next.
  3. From the DB Type list, select JDBC.
  4. In the JDBC URL field, provide the JDBC URL details, including your AWS user ID and password.
    jdbc:awsathena://AwsRegion=<AWS Region>;User=<AWS Access Key>;Password=<AWS Secret Key>;S3OutputLocation=<S3 folder>
  5. Install the required additional library.
    1. In the Drivers table, click the [+] button to add a line and click the [...] button to open the Module dialog box.
    2. Select the Install a new module option, click the [...] button to browse to the downloaded jar.
      Screenshot of the Module dialog box.
    3. Click OK to close the dialog box.
  6. Back in the Database connection wizard, click the Select class name button and select the main class of the driver allowing to communicate with Amazon Athena.
  7. Fill in your database user authentication data in the User Id and Password fields.
    Screenshot of the Database connection wizard.
  8. Click Test connection and then Finish to close the wizard.
  9. In the Repository tree view, right-click the JDBC connection you just created and select Retrieve Schema to retrieve table schema of the connected Amazon Athena service.
    Screenshot of the Repository tree view.