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athena-cli

A CLI for Amazon Athena, powered by JRuby.

Amazon Athena allows you to define a schema and query structured data in S3 without the usual Extract-Transform-Load process. This project uses the JDBC driver and JRuby to bring Athena access to your terminal.

athena-cli is a rapidly evolving work in progress. Some parts of this README are aspirational.

Installation

Make sure you have JRuby >= 9.1.6.0.

jruby -v

Install from Rubygems:

gem install athena-cli
Setting up AWS credentials

The app will look for your AWS key and secret in the AWS_ACCESS_KEY and AWS_SECRET_KEY environment variables. If you use multiple AWS accounts, awsam makes that a snap. Otherwise, you'll need to supply your AWS key and secret on every command via --key and --secret flags.

Configuring the JDBC driver

The underlying Java code needs to know where to find your JDBC driver. Add the path to your CLASSPATH environment variable. Something like:

Example:

export CLASSPATH="$CLASSPATH:~/src/AthenaJDB41-1.0.0.jar"
Setting the scratch folder

Athena requires an S3 scratch folder for storing results. You'll need to set the ATHENA_S3_STAGING_DIR environment variable or pass via the --staging-dir command line flag.

Check your settings
athena-cli doctor

If you're calling it outside the repository folder, you'll want to drop a log4j.xml file into that folder to silence the logger.

Hacking on athena-cli

Clone the repository:

git clone https://github.com/pengwynn/athena-cli

Install the dependencies:

bundle install

If you're running the project form source, be sure and use

bundle exec bin/athena-cli

so that the dependencies are properly loaded.

Usage

❯ athena-cli
NAME
    athena-cli - CLI for Amazon Athena

SYNOPSIS
    athena-cli [global options] command [command options] [arguments...]

VERSION
    0.0.1

GLOBAL OPTIONS
    --help            - Show this message
    --key=arg         - AWS Access Key (default: ********)
    -p, --preview     - Output the SQL statement instead of running
    --secret=arg      - AWS Secret Key (default: ********)
    --staging-dir=arg - S3 bucket for staging results (default: none)
    --version         -

COMMANDS
    column    - Manage columns in Athena tables
    database  - Manage Athena databases
    doctor    - Check for required AWS setup
    help      - Shows a list of commands or help for one command
    partition - Manage partitions in Athena tables
    query     - Run a query from a file or STDIN
    schema    - Manage Athena schemas
    table     - Manage tables in Athena databases

TODO

  • Explore more discoverable commands. show-tables instead of table list
  • Tests for unhappy paths
  • Publish to Rubygems

Similar projects

  • athenacli: AthenaCLI is a CLI tool for AWS Athena service that can do auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2017 Wynn Netherland

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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