Amazon Athena
  • 18 Nov 2022
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In this article we will discuss how to connect an Amazon Athena database to Preset. So let's get started!

Allowlist Preset IPs

Preset Cloud currently runs on three regions with the IPs listed below, and those need to be allowlisted so Preset can access your data.

Before starting, please take a moment to allowlist the IPs below based on the region that you're deployed in.

us-west-2 (us1a) us-east-1 (us2a) eu-north-1 (eu5a) ap-northeast-1 (ap1a)

If you are not sure where your Preset workspace is located, you can refer to the URL on your browser when accessing Preset. It should look like this:, where us2a means it is in us-east-1.

Connect Database to Preset

Let's start by selecting + Database — have a look at Connecting your Data if you need help wth this step.

...then, in the Connect a database window, select the Amazon Athena card.


Define Display Name and URI

In the Display Name field, enter a database nickname for display in the Preset environment.

In the SQLAlchemy URI field, enter the unique URI based on the following syntax, being careful to enter the relevant token, host, and database name details.

awsathena+rest://<aws_access_key_id>:<aws_secret_access_key>@athena.<region name><database name>?s3_staging_dir=s3://<s3 bucket>/&work_group=<work group>

The screen should similar to the following:


Make the Connection

Next, navigate back to the Basic tab and then select Test Connection.

A notification message will appear indicating success or failure. If the test worked, then go ahead and select Connect to finalize the database connection.

Great work!

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