Ahana Supports Presto Adoption with New Releases

Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, is releasing the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub.

These free PrestoDB offerings make it easier for data platform teams to get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon’s Elasticsearch service, and others.

Additionally, Ahana will provide commercial support for users who require technical help and management of their container or AMI-based PrestoDB clusters.

PrestoDB is a federated SQL engine for data engineers and analysts to run interactive, ad hoc analytics on large amounts of data, which continues to grow exponentially across a wide range of data lakes and databases.

As a result, data platform teams are increasingly using Presto as the de facto SQL query engine to run analytics across data sources in-place, without the need to move data.

“We’re looking forward to making it easier for the Presto community to get started with Presto,” said Dipti Borkar, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Ahana and outreach committee chairwoman of the Presto Foundation. “This is the first and only fully open source version of Presto that’s available on the AWS Marketplace, and we hope to see continued growth and adoption of PrestoDB as the federated query engine of choice for analytics across data lakes and database”

In addition to the PrestoDB AMI and container, new Presto Sandbox offerings are also available to users getting started with Presto.

These include a new Sandbox AMI on the AWS Marketplace and a Sandbox container on DockerHub. They come preconfigured with the Hive Metastore catalog to allow users to query data easily from S3, MySQL and other data sources as well as with built-in data sets like the TPC-DS benchmark data.

The new AWS AMIs and container offerings are yet another way for PrestoDB users to install and get started with the software. Other options include manual installation and using Homebrew.

All variations offer PrestoDB as a completely open source technology.

Despite similar names, PrestoDB and PrestoSQL are two different offerings. While other variations of Presto are available on the marketplace like the Starburst Data AMI (based on PrestoSQL), they are paid offerings with proprietary features.

The PrestoDB AMI, on the other hand, is 100% open source and available for use in production immediately.

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