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AWS Athena replacement for better price performance

Customer Case Study Spotlight

AWS Athena customer study

“Ahana Cloud allows us to scale on demand in a dynamic manner, with no stalling or failing queries (like we had with AWS Athena).

Santhosh Kumar Ravindran, Delivery Lead at Adroitts

Adroitts user study

5.5X price performance improvement after using Ahana Cloud as an AWS Athena replacement

Comparing Presto Services: Looking at Amazon Athena and Ahana Cloud

AWS Athena

Serverless Presto
Easy to manage

  • Built for less experienced data teams
  • Serverless – easy to get started
  • Little visibility, control of your deployment
  • Cost effective for low/infrequent usage on small to medium sized data volumes
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Managed Service for Presto
Full flexibility, easy to manage

  • Built for data teams of all experience levels
  • Managed service – easy to get started
  • Moderate level of control of deployment without the complexity
  • Dedicated support from Presto experts

AWS Athena Replacement | Case Studies

See why companies are using Ahana Cloud as an AWS Athena alternative


5.5X price performance improvement

AWS Athena alternatives

AWS Athena

  • No control over the compute engine
  • Hard to run complex queries at higher scale
  • Limited concurrency
  • Queries may get queued up

Ahana Cloud

  • 44% in cost savings in benchmark comparison across 8 complex queries
  • 5.5X price performance improvement
  • Faster, more predictable queries that don’t stall or fail
  • Scale Presto on demand to minimize costs
  • More control and visibility into deployment


90% faster queries for their workloads

Fast SQL queries with Presto

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AWS Athena

  • Hard to run complex queries and scale past a certain point
  • Queries can be queued with no control over when
  • Very limited concurrency as a result of queue
  • Little visibility, control of deployment

Ahana Cloud

  • 90% faster with a 10 node cluster, providing greater than 5x price performance comparisons
  • Can scale to improve performance to many times faster
  • No more failing queries
  • More control and visibility into deployment

Understanding how to increase performance and reduce cost is critical to today’s data landscape. If you’re looking for an AWS Athena replacement that’s easy and provides better price-performance book time with an engineer.


3x better price performance

AWS Athena Replacement

The Presto engine was designed for scale, and it’s feature-built just for a query engine. Ahana Cloud made it easy for us to use Presto in the cloud.”

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AWS Athena FAQ

Why does a single AWS Athena query get stuck in QUEUED state before being executed?

Why am I getting zero records when I use AWS Athena to query a CSV file?

When I run a query with AWS Athena, I get the error message ‘query exhausted resources on this scale factor’. Why?

Do I have to use AWS Lambda to connect to data sources with Athena?

How do I get deterministic performance out of Amazon Athena?