Athena / Client / terminate_session



Terminates an active session. A TerminateSession call on a session that is already inactive (for example, in a FAILED, TERMINATED or TERMINATING state) succeeds but has no effect. Calculations running in the session when TerminateSession is called are forcefully stopped, but may display as FAILED instead of STOPPED.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.terminate_session(

SessionId (string) –


The session ID.

Return type:



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • State (string) –

      The state of the session. A description of each state follows.

      CREATING - The session is being started, including acquiring resources.

      CREATED - The session has been started.

      IDLE - The session is able to accept a calculation.

      BUSY - The session is processing another task and is unable to accept a calculation.

      TERMINATING - The session is in the process of shutting down.

      TERMINATED - The session and its resources are no longer running.

      DEGRADED - The session has no healthy coordinators.

      FAILED - Due to a failure, the session and its resources are no longer running.


  • Athena.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • Athena.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • Athena.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException