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For context on getting started with ingestion, check out our metadata ingestion guide.


To install this plugin, run pip install 'acryl-datahub[glue]'.

Note: if you also have files in S3 that you'd like to ingest, we recommend you use Glue's built-in data catalog. See here for a quick guide on how to set up a crawler on Glue and ingest the outputs with DataHub.


This plugin extracts the following:

  • Tables in the Glue catalog
  • Column types associated with each table
  • Table metadata, such as owner, description and parameters
  • Jobs and their component transformations, data sources, and data sinks

Quickstart recipe

Check out the following recipe to get started with ingestion! See below for full configuration options.

For general pointers on writing and running a recipe, see our main recipe guide.

type: glue
# Coordinates
aws_region: "my-aws-region"

# sink configs

Config details

Note that a . is used to denote nested fields in the YAML recipe.

aws_regionAWS region code.
env"PROD"Environment to use in namespace when constructing URNs.
extract_transformsTrueWhether to extract Glue transform jobs.
database_pattern.allowList of regex patterns for databases to include in ingestion.
database_pattern.denyList of regex patterns for databases to exclude from ingestion.
database_pattern.ignoreCaseTrueWhether to ignore case sensitivity during pattern matching.
table_pattern.allowList of regex patterns for tables to include in ingestion.
table_pattern.denyList of regex patterns for tables to exclude from ingestion.
table_pattern.ignoreCaseTrueWhether to ignore case sensitivity during pattern matching.
underlying_platformglueOverride for platform name. Allowed values - glue, athena


Coming soon!


If you've got any questions on configuring this source, feel free to ping us on our Slack!