Ahana, a PrestoDB-based analytics company, has announced its new offering designed to simplify the deployment, management, and integration of Presto, an open source distributed SQL query engine, with data catalogs, databases and data lakes on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Ahana has also increased its seed funding to $4.8 million with the additional funding led by Lux Capital, and expanded its technical team with three new co-founders from Uber, Walmart, and Alibaba.
Ahana Cloud for Presto is currently accepting customers for its early access program. General availability is expected by the end of the year.
Ahana Cloud for Presto provides a cloud-native managed service for Presto, and is deployed within the user’s AWS account, giving customers complete control and visibility of clusters and their data. The Ahana Cloud for Presto service, built specifically for AWS users, allows cloud and data platform teams to provide self-service, SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists.
PrestoDB is a federated SQL query engine for data engineers and analysts to run interactive, ad hoc analytics on large amounts of data. PrestoDB is hosted by the Linux Foundation’s Presto Foundation and is the same project running at Facebook, Uber, and Twitter. (PrestoSQL, with a similar name but a different offering, is a fork that was announced in 2019.)
The Ahana Cloud for Presto service, built specifically for AWS users, allows cloud and data platform teams to provide self-service, SQL analytics for their organization’s analysts and scientists. Ahana says support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud will be added in the future.
"While Presto is one of the fastest-growing open source projects in data analytics, it is still a complicated distributed data system with extensive tuning and integration required. This tends to make Presto deployments expensive and achievable mostly by large internet companies like Facebook, Uber and Twitter,” said Dipti Borkar, co-founder and chief product officer, Ahana. ”Organizations increasingly need self-service SQL analytics, and Ahana Cloud for Presto can now simplify and unify data analytics so users can query data directly in place across a range of data sources on AWS including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and others—without the need to move or copy the data.”
To join the early access program or sign up for updates, visit https://ahana.io/signup.