Output to an Amazon S3 bucket


Ensure that you have an Amazon S3 connection with the correct permissions to write to your target bucket.

Create a job writing into Amazon S3

Once you have fulfilled the prerequisites, you can create an INSERT job as follows:
This example only demonstrates an example of all job options available when writing to Amazon S3.
Depending on your use case, you may want to configure a different set of options. For example, set the FILE_FORMAT to Parquet or the COMPRESSION to SNAPPY
For the full list of job options with syntax and detailed descriptions, see: Amazon S3 transformation job options
For more details regarding the INSERT command syntax, see: INSERT

Alter a job writing to Amazon S3

Certain job options are considered mutable, meaning that in some cases, you can run a SQL command to alter an existing transformation job rather than having to create a new one.
For example, take the job we created as an example earlier:
If you wanted to keep the job as is but just change the cluster that is running the job, you can run the following command:
ALTER JOB insert_into_s3
SET COMPUTE_CLUSTER = high_memory_cluster;
Note that some options such as RUN_INTERVAL or the FILE_FORMAT cannot be altered once the connection has been created.
To check which specific job options are mutable, see Amazon S3 transformation job options

Drop a job writing to Amazon S3

If you no longer need a certain job, you can easily drop it with the following SQL command:
DROP JOB insert_into_s3;
For the full list of job options with descriptions, see: DROP JOB