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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)


8 GB


2 Ghz processor

Software (for on-premise runs only)


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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.