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Preparing to run the Athena collector

Setting up pre-requisites for running the collector

Make sure that the machine from where you are running the collector meets the following hardware and software requirements.

Table 1.



Hardware(for on-premise runs only)

Note: The following specs are based upon running one collector process at a time. Please adjust the hardware if you are running multiple collectors at the same time.


8 GB


2 Ghz processor

Software(for on-premise runs only)


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JDBC Driver

The computer must have the  JDBC 3.x driver on its file system. You need to do this task, if you are using collector version 2.198 or higher. specific objects(for both cloud and on-premise runs)


You must have a ddw-catalogs dataset set up to hold your catalog files when you are done running the collector.

If you are using Catalog Toolkit , follow these instructions to prepare the datasets for collectors.

Preparing Athena for collectors

  • An AWS credentials file for authentication which contains the user profile to determine which AWS account's instance to catalog. Typically the AWS_CREDENTIALS_FILE is at [user’s home directory]/.aws/credentials. See the AWS documentation on configuration and credential file settings for information on setting up this file.