Ever wish you could query data without needing to provision, manage, and configure infrastructure and software? Enter AWS Athena, a scalable, serverless, and interactive query service newly provided by Amazon Web Services. In this course, Getting Started with AWS Athena, you'll learn how to utilize Athena and perform ad-hoc analysis of data in the Amazon Cloud. First, you'll explore how to setup user access, and define schemas which point to your S3 data. Next, you'll discover how to query information using SQL in a few simple steps. Finally, you'll delve into how Athena works from behind the scenes and understand the best practices that drive Athena cost and performance optimization. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary to start implementing solutions with AWS Athena on your own datasets in your own AWS environments.