Hightouch lets you pull data stored in Amazon Athena and push it to downstream destinations. Connecting Hightouch to Amazon Athena requires some setup in both platforms. In Amazon, you need to make sure the AWS credentials you will use to connect Hightouch has the correct permissions.
You need to allowlist Hightouch's IP addresses to let our systems contact your warehouse. Reference our networking docs to determine which IPs you need to allowlist.
The AWS user that you use to connect to Athena must have the following permissions:
Read and list permissions for Athena resources and execute permissions for Athena queries:
Read and write permissions for the output location in S3 to both write the results to S3 and read them back:
See the AWS managed policy
To get started, go to the Sources overview page and click the Add source button. Select Amazon Athena and follow the steps below.
Configure your service account
You can either select AWS credentials you've previously configured in Hightouch or choose to add New credentials directly from this page.
The credentials must be for a user who has permission to access Athena and the S3 output location. Refer to the required permissions section for permission details and to the AWS credential configuration docs for credential setup information.
Configure your Amazon Athena source
Enter the following fields into Hightouch:
- Athena workgroup you previously set up in AWS.
- (Optional) Query output location—you only need to enter this if your workgroup doesn't have an output location configured. This is an S3 path.
- Data catalog name
- Database name
Workgroup and data catalog options populate depending on your AWS credentials. If you don't see the expected values, confirm your AWS credentials and click Refresh. Your database options populate depending on your selected data catalog.
Test your connection
When setting up Amazon Athena as a source for the first time, Hightouch checks that you have the correct permissions. Once the test passes, click Continue to finish setup.
Once your source configuration has passed the necessary validation, your source setup is complete. Next, you can set up models to define which data you want to pull from Athena.
The Athena source supports these modeling methods:
- writing a query in the SQL editor
- using the visual table selector
- leveraging existing dbt models
- leveraging existing Looker Looks
Read more about Athena data types in the Athena documentation.
Tips and troubleshooting
To date, our customers haven't experienced any errors while using this source. If you run into any issues, please don't hesitate to . We're here to help.