About Us

Ahana was founded as the first company focused on bringing PrestoDB-based ad hoc analytics offerings to market and working to foster growth and evangelize the Presto community. While Presto is in large-scale production deployment at large internet companies like Facebook, Uber, and Twitter, Ahana’s mission is to simplify ad hoc analytics for organizations of all shapes and sizes. We are an “All Remote” company, from the start, born during the spring of 2020.

Ahana is a Premier Member

“As two of our earliest members, Steven and Dipti have been strong supporters of the Presto Foundation since its launch in September 2019. It is our honor to welcome their new company, Ahana.”

Brian Hsieh, Head of Uber Open Source and Chairperson, Presto Foundation Governing Board

Founders

Steven Mih
Steven Mih

Co-Founder & CEO

Go-to-Market Leader. Experienced in growing startups. Ardent fan of open source, distributed systems, and yoga. Presto Foundation Board Member. Former CEO of Alluxio and Aviatrix. Started out as a Field Sales Engineer at AMD.

Dipti Borkar
Dipti Borkar

Co-Founder & CPO

Expert in relational and non-relational database engines. Passionate about products, community, and mixology. Presto Foundation Outreach Chair. Former VP at Alluxio, Kinetica, and Couchbase. Started out as a software engineer on IBM DB2 distributed.

David E. Simmen
David E. Simmen

Co-Founder & CTO

Database, data federation and advanced analytics pioneer. Began career as a carpenter, Local 230 in Pittsburgh. Former Splunk Fellow & Chief Architect and Teradata Fellow. Started out as a member of senior technical staff at IBM working on innovations for DB2.

Vivek Bharathan
Vivek Bharathan

Co-Founder & Principal Software Engineer

Passionate about big data, distributed systems, and analytic databases. 10+ years as a core database engineer.  Former software engineer at Uber managing Presto clusters with > 2,500 nodes, processing 35PB of data per day, Early member of the query-optimizer team at Vertica Systems.

Ashish Tadose
Ashish Tadose

Co-Founder & Principal Software Engineer

Passionate about distributed systems. Previously built a multi-cloud Data Acceleration Service powered by Presto as Principal Software Engineer at WalmartLabs. Designed & delivered a large-scale adtech data platform at PubMatic. Started out as a data engineer at VeriSign.

George Wang
George Wang

Co-Founder & Principal Software Engineer

Core database engineer for 13+ years. Presto contributor. Passionate about building OLAP systems. Previously built advanced Presto-based cloud service while at Alibaba. Developed multiple features and enhancements on DB2 for z/OS while at IBM. 

Investors

Dave Munichiello
General Partner, GV

“The data analytics market is evolving, as enterprises look for new opportunities to manage analytical data cost-effectively and at scale. There is a pronounced movement away from expensive, highly-structured data warehouses to ‘data lakes’ of raw data. We see an opportunity in companies who power simple and efficient analysis of this type of raw data and are drawn to Ahana’s vision that leverages the rapidly-growing Presto open source project.”


“There is no doubt that the future of analytics is pre-ordained by the petabyte-scale data companies like Facebook, Uber, and Twitter, who all run large clusters of PrestoDB. As the first PrestoDB company focused on simplifying ad-hoc analytics, Ahana is poised to corner this new gigantic market.”

Mark Leslie
Managing Director
, Leslie Ventures


Brandon Reeves
Principal, Lux Capital

“With data spread across many sources, particularly data lakes, a federated SQL approach is replacing the traditional data warehouse model and Presto is poised to become the new SQL query engine of choice for running across data stores. Ahana is the only company to make Presto ubiquitously available via unrivaled ease of use and affordability with its managed service model, and, combined with their stellar team having deep Presto and database experience, we believe they are positioned to make a major impact on the market.”


Advisors

“PrestoDB is exploding in popularity with users around the world. That, combined with Ahana’s vision of simplifying the ad-hoc analytics journey for users, is extremely promising. I look forward to working closely with the co-founders Steven Mih and Dipti Borkar as they rejoin the Presto Foundation and community. While various forks of the original PrestoDB project exist, only PrestoDB has true governance, transparency and vendor neutrality authenticated by the Presto Foundation, under the Linux Foundation.” 

Bob Wiederhold
Former CEO Couchbase, Tality