Athena is a powerful AWS tool which lets you query data from a variety of sources using SQL. We love SQL here at Transposit. It has a friendly user interface that you can use when logged into the AWS console. But sometimes you just want to run a query from within your Slack application. There's a (Transposit) app for that.
You might want to see the latest user signups, or the delta of application errors between this week and last. This type of ad-hoc querying is a good fit for direct Athena queries (assuming, of course, that this data is available in Athena).
Things to watch out for:
timing. If the query takes more than two minutes, this application will timeout. Might be better to use a different interface.