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I'm new to the PCI world, but need to research ETL (extract-transform-load) solutions for my team to move data from one place to another. I looked in amazon's list of PCI DSS compliant resources, and I noticed Glue is not there. Does this mean Glue should not be used when there is a need for PCI DSS compliance? or does it not need to be because its not storing data, just transforming the data and loading data into an RDS data store?

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As per the PCI tab in AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program Glue is not PCI compliant.

I'm not an auditor but I assume processing credit card data on non-PCI-compliant service is not permitted, even if it's not stored there. I guess in cases like this better be safe than sorry and use only compliant services to cover your back side.

That's what I would do anyway ;)

  • thanks. I saw and referenced that same list. I was hoping to see it there without a check mark. but it was completely absent making me question whether this was just an out-of-date list or if glue just isn't compliant. But I agree on erring on the side of caution. If I can't get a definitive answer, I won't use it. – JonTroncoso Nov 7 '18 at 10:04
  • You are correct. I have confirmation from the paid AWS technical support: >>> Regarding the first question, as you have correctly pointed out from the docs Glue and Data pipeline service are not yet PCI compliant. I regret the inconvenience that this may cause and I am afraid that I cannot provide an ETA when these services will be PCI compliant. – JonTroncoso Nov 13 '18 at 20:01

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