View From the Top by Dipti Borkar, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer

Today’s data-driven organizations don’t want to manage complex infrastructure to query data that’s spread across many sources, in different formats. That’s why many are moving to a more flexible, disaggregated stack: the open data lake analytics stack. It includes the data lake and other data sources, a query engine, and BI tools integrations; overall, it provides faster performance and more flexibility to query data as data continues to grow exponentially.

Presto, an open source SQL query engine, underpins the open data lake analytics stack. It is the fastest SQL engine for data lake analytics and ad hoc querying of data in-place.

Ahana Cloud for Presto is the first and only cloud-native managed service for Presto on AWS, giving customers complete control and visibility of their Presto deployment. With Ahana Cloud, the power of Presto is now accessible to any data team of any size and skill level. By abstracting away the complexities of deployment, configuration and management, platform teams can now deploy “self-service” Presto for open data lake analytics as well as analytics on a range of other data sources.

Ahana Cloud brings a SaaS open source analytics option to users with Presto at its core, using open formats and open interfaces. With Ahana Cloud, you can be up and running with Presto on AWS in just 30 minutes. Get started with a free trial.