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Use SQL or select an existing dbt or Looker model.
Sync your data
Define how fields from your model map to SMTP Email, and start syncing.
Model your Amazon Athena data using any of these methods
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Sync directly with your dbt models saved in a git.
Query using looks. Hightouch turns your look into SQL and will pull from your source.
Create and Edit SQL from your browser. Hightouch supports SQL native to Amazon Athena.
Select available tables and sheets from Amazon Athena and sync using existing views without having to write SQL.
For less technical users, pass traits and audiences from Amazon Athena using our visual segmentation builder.
Why is it valuable to sync Amazon Athena data to SMTP Email?
Lifecycle marketing platforms like SMTP Email are built on omnichannel experiences and multiple touch points. They allow marketers to experiment and iterate at a moment's notice. However, to build personalized experiences for your customers, you first need access to the rich behavioral data in your data warehouse.
This might include data models built around unique objects in your business like workspaces, subscriptions, playlists, or even custom audiences your data team has defined based on core metrics like items in cart, pages viewed, average order value, time spent in-app, etc.
To truly convert new users and retain existing customers, you need to build customized experiences that feel unique to each user. Usually, this includes sending custom emails, SMS messages, push notifications, or even web notifications.
For example, if you want to encourage users who abandoned their shopping cart in the last seven days to complete their purchase, you might want to send an email letting them know your stock is running low. Maybe you want to target new users with a special offer through an in-app/on-browser notification, or perhaps you simply want to send an SMS notifying your customers that their order has shipped.
Either way, the only complete 360-degree view of your customer lives in your warehouse. Your lifecycle marketing tool is only as good as the data you give it. If you want to offer the best possible experience to your customers, you need to take advantage of the data in your warehouse.
Why should you use reverse ETL to connect Amazon Athena and SMTP Email data?
Whenever your marketing team wants to launch a new campaign, the typical process is to request a specific data set from your data team (e.g., can you give a list of every user who's visited our pricing page over the last seven days?) One-off requests like these are frequent, and each one pulls away from high-value work your data team could be doing.
To facilitate this, your data engineers must download ad-hoc CSV files so your marketing team can upload that data into SMTP Email. Alternatively, your data team might build and maintain custom pipelines to consistently ingest that data into SMTP Email. The problem is CSV files aren't fresh, and data pipelines are prone to failure because integrating with third-party APIs is hard.
Ultimately, your marketers want to self-serve, and that's only possible with Reverse ETL. With Hightouch, you can leverage your existing data models (e.g., lifetime value, last-login date, workspaces, annual recurring revenue, etc.) in your warehouse and sync that data directly to fields in SMTP Email. You can schedule your syncs to run sequentially or define a set cadence (e.g., running your syncs while your marketing campaign is in progress.)
Hightouch has a visual audience builder so your marketers can self-serve and build custom audiences using the parameters your data team has set. If any of your rows fail, Hightouch will automatically retry them later in the next sync. You can easily view all of your API payload requests/responses in a live debugger, and your sync logs can be written back directly to Snowflake. Ultimately your lifecycle marketing tool is only as good as the data you give it.
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Email yourself a CSV of your model's results for custom processing
About Amazon Athena
Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.Learn more about Amazon Athena
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