Athena JDBC 3.x driver - Amazon Athena
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Athena JDBC 3.x driver

You can use the Athena JDBC driver to connect to Amazon Athena from many third-party SQL client tools and from custom applications.

System Requirements

  • Java 8 (or higher) runtime environment

  • At least 20 MB of available disk space

Considerations and limitations

Following are some considerations and limitations for the Athena JDBC 3.x driver.

  • Logging – The 3.x driver uses SLF4J, which is an abstraction layer that enables the use of any one of several logging systems at runtime.

  • Encryption – When using the Amazon S3 fetcher with the CSE_KMS encryption option, the Amazon S3 client can't decrypt results stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. If you require CSE_KMS encryption, you can continue to use the streaming fetcher. Support for CSE_KMS encryption with the Amazon S3 fetcher is planned.

JDBC 3.x driver download

This section contains download and license information for the JDBC 3.x driver.


When you use the JDBC 3.x driver, be sure to note the following requirements:

  • Open port 444 – Keep port 444, which Athena uses to stream query results, open to outbound traffic. When you use a PrivateLink endpoint to connect to Athena, ensure that the security group attached to the PrivateLink endpoint is open to inbound traffic on port 444.

  • athena:GetQueryResultsStream policy – Add the athena:GetQueryResultsStream policy action to the IAM principals that use the JDBC driver. This policy action is not exposed directly with the API. It is used only with the ODBC and JDBC drivers as part of streaming results support. For an example policy, see Amazon managed policy: AWSQuicksightAthenaAccess.

To download the Amazon Athena 3.x JDBC driver, visit the following links.

JDBC driver uber jar

The following download packages the driver and all its dependencies in the same .jar file. This download is commonly used for third-party SQL clients.

3.2.0 uber jar

JDBC driver lean jar

The following download is a .zip file that contains the lean .jar for the driver and separate .jar files for the driver's dependencies. This download is commonly used for custom applications that might have dependencies that conflict with the dependencies that the driver uses. This download is useful if you want to choose which of the driver dependencies to include with the lean jar, and which to exclude if your custom application already contains one or more of them.

3.2.0 lean jar


The following link contains the license agreement for the JDBC 3.x driver.