Posted On: Jul 10, 2024

Amazon Lake Formation announces new features in Amazon Web Services China Regions. Starting today, customers can start using the following features; Apache Hive Metastore Federation for Amazon Glue Data Catalog, Cross Region resource links, Amazon Lake Formation Hybrid access mode for Amazon Glue Data Catalog, Amazon Lake Formation Read-Only Administrator role, Amazon Lake Formation Tag and Tag Policy Delegation, and Amazon Lake Formation integration with Amazon IAM Identity Center.

The Hybrid Access Mode, gives you an incremental path to move all existing users of a table into Lake Formation without interrupting other existing users or workloads. Amazon Lake Formation and the Glue Data Catalog now extend data cataloging, data sharing and fine-grained access control support for customers using a self-managed Apache Hive Metastore (HMS) as their data catalog. The Read-Only Administrator role allows auditing the existing catalog metadata and Lake Formation permissions while restricting the role from making changes to existing metadata, permissions, and LF-Tags. Previously, only users with Lake Formation administrator privileges could create, manage and grant permissions using LF-Tags. Tag and Tag policy delegation allow you to delegate creation and management of LF-Tags to others users so they can autonomously create, tag and grant permissions on the Glue Data Catalog resources they own without the need for administrator privileges.

Amazon Lake Formation is available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

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