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Announcing Amazon RDS Snapshot Export to S3 in Asia Pacific (Osaka)

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) in Asia Pacific (Osaka) now offers export of snapshot data to Amazon S3 in Apache Parquet format, an efficient open columnar storage format for analytics. The Parquet format is up to 2x faster to export and consumes up to 6x less storage in Amazon S3, compared to text formats. The exported data can be analyzed using AWS tools such as Amazon Athena and Amazon SageMaker, or an open source big data framework such as Apache Spark.

Source:: Amazon AWS