Posted On: May 18, 2023

Amazon Athena has expanded its support for inbound connections via Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) endpoints to include Amazon PrivateLink. Starting today, you can now connect to Athena securely and privately using PrivateLink from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), in addition to the public IPv6 endpoints that were previously available.

The rapid growth of the Internet is exhausting the availability of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses. IPv6 increases the number of available addresses by several times, and customers no longer have to manage overlapping address spaces in their VPCs. With this release, you can now combine the benefits of IPv6 addressing, such as a larger address space, with the security and performance advantages of PrivateLink.

To connect programmatically to an Amazon Web Services service, you can specify an endpoint in Amazon CLI or Amazon SDK.