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Loading Data from S3 into Power BI

Gilbert Quevauvilliers loves a challenge:

I really enjoy a good challenge, and with my customer they have all their data stored in AWS S3. Whilst there is no native connector, I thought there must be a way for me to get the data from AWS S3 into Power BI.

I did a bit of Googling and could not find any suitable solution. I also found and learnt that I could use AWS Athena to query the data living in S3. (I am definitely an expert of have a lot of knowledge in the AWS space. I am fortunate that I have other people who know AWS and were able to setup, configure and give me the details to connect to S3 via AWS Athena)

Below are the steps on how I got this working.

Why they don’t have a proper connector is a bit of a head-scratcher to me given the sheer amount of data stored in S3 and the sheer number of connectors in Power BI.