Amazon Glue databases - Amazon Glue
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Amazon Glue databases

Databases are used to organize metadata tables in the Amazon Glue. When you define a table in the Amazon Glue Data Catalog, you add it to a database. A table can be in only one database.

Your database can contain tables that define data from many different data stores. This data can include objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and relational tables in Amazon Relational Database Service.


When you delete a database from the Amazon Glue Data Catalog, all the tables in the database are also deleted.

For more information about defining a database using the Amazon Glue console, see Working with databases on the Amazon Glue console.

The Amazon Glue console was recently updated. The current version of the console does not support Database Resource Links.

The Data Catalog can also contain resource links to databases. A database resource link is a link to a local or shared database. Currently, you can create resource links only in Amazon Lake Formation. After you create a resource link to a database, you can use the resource link name wherever you would use the database name. Along with databases that you own or that are shared with you, database resource links are returned by glue:GetDatabases() and appear as entries on the Databases page of the Amazon Glue console.

The Data Catalog can also contain table resource links.

For more information about resource links, see Creating Resource Links in the Amazon Lake Formation Developer Guide.