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Pleased to announce the initial release of the AWS provider for StackQL.

StackQL allows you to query, provision, and manage cloud and SaaS resources using a simple, SQL-based framework.

The initial release of the AWS provider covers EC2, S3, and the Cloud Control API - with support for other services to be released soon. The documentation for the StackQL AWS provider is available here.

Follow the steps below to get started querying AWS in the StackQL interactive command shell:

Authenticate and Connect

Connect to an authenticated shell using the syntax shown below:

# AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY and AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID should be set as environment variables
AUTH="{ \"aws\": { \"type\": \"aws_signing_v4\", \"credentialsenvvar\": \"AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY\", \"keyID\": \"${AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID}\" }}"
stackql shell --auth="${AUTH}"

Download the AWS provider

Download the AWS provider from the StackQL Provider Registry:

REGISTRY PULL aws v0.1.3;

Explore the AWS provider

Explore the AWS provider using StackQL metacommands (such as SHOW and DESCRIBE), for example...

Show available services

Show the services available in the StackQL AWS provider:

SHOW SERVICES IN aws;

Show available resources

Show the resources available in the AWS EC2 service (filtered by a fuzzy match on instances):

SHOW RESOURCES IN aws.ec2 LIKE '%instances%';

Show 'selectable' fields

Show the 'selectable' fields available in a resource:

DESCRIBE EXTENDED aws.ec2.instances;

Show operations available

Show the available operations on a resource:

SHOW EXTENDED METHODS IN aws.ec2.instances;

Run some queries

Now that you've identified the available resources and fields let's run some queries!

Instances by region (across multiple regions)

SELECT 'N. Virginia' as region, COUNT(*) as num_instances
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region = 'us-east-1'
UNION
SELECT 'N. California' as region, COUNT(*) as num_instances
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region = 'us-west-1'
UNION
SELECT 'Sydney' as region, COUNT(*) as num_instances
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region = 'ap-southeast-2';

Instances grouped by instanceType

SELECT instanceType, COUNT(*) as num_instances
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region = 'ap-southeast-2'
GROUP BY instanceType;

Instances grouped by instanceState

SELECT instanceState, COUNT(*) as num_instances
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region = 'ap-southeast-2'
GROUP BY instanceState;

Enjoy!