Ahana blog for Presto

All the latest from Ahana and the Presto community

Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on Amazon Redshift

August 10, 2021
Presto has evolved into a unified SQL engine on top of cloud data lakes for both interactive queries as well as batch workloads with multiple data sources. This tutorial is … Continue reading Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on Amazon Redshift

Announcing the Ahana $20M Series A – Furthering our Vision of Open Data Lake Analytics with Presto

August 3, 2021
I’m very excited to announce that Ahana, the Presto company, has raised a jumbo $20M Series A round from lead investor Third Point Ventures. Our SaaS managed service for open … Continue reading Announcing the Ahana $20M Series A – Furthering our Vision of Open Data Lake Analytics with Presto

Autoscale your Presto cluster in Ahana Cloud

July 29, 2021
We’re excited to announce that autoscaling is now available on Ahana Cloud. In this initial release, the autoscaling feature will monitor the worker nodes’ average CPU Utilization of your presto … Continue reading Autoscale your Presto cluster in Ahana Cloud

Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on Google BigQuery

July 20, 2021
Presto has evolved into a unified SQL engine on top of cloud data lakes for both interactive queries as well as batch workloads with multiple data sources. This tutorial is … Continue reading Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on Google BigQuery

Snowflake may not be the silver bullet you wanted for your long term data strategy… here’s why

July 20, 2021
Since COVID, every business has pivoted and moved everything online, accelerating digital transformation with data and AI. Self-service, accelerated analytics has become more and more critical for businesses and Snowflake … Continue reading Snowflake may not be the silver bullet you wanted for your long term data strategy… here’s why

Hands-on Presto Tutorial: How to run Presto on Kubernetes

July 12, 2021
What is Presto? Presto is a distributed query engine designed from the ground up for data lake analytics and interactive query workloads. Presto supports connectivity to a wide variety of … Continue reading Hands-on Presto Tutorial: How to run Presto on Kubernetes

Hands-on Presto Tutorial: Presto 102

July 9, 2021
Running a three node PrestoDB cluster on a laptop Environment This guide was developed using a laptop running windows OS and docker on it. Implementation Steps This guide was developed … Continue reading Hands-on Presto Tutorial: Presto 102

Enabling spill to disk for optimal price per performance

July 7, 2021
Presto was born out of the need for low-latency interactive queries on large scale data, and hence, continually optimized for that use case. In such scenarios, the best practice is … Continue reading Enabling spill to disk for optimal price per performance

Hands-on Presto Tutorial: Presto 101

June 30, 2021
Installing & Configuring Presto locally Presto Installation Presto can be installed manually or using docker images on: Single Node: Both co-ordinator and workers run on the same machine.  or even … Continue reading Hands-on Presto Tutorial: Presto 101

Why I’m betting on PrestoDB, and why you should too!

June 13, 2021
By Dipti Borkar, Ahana Cofounder, Chief Product Officer & Chief Evangelist I’ve been in open source software companies and communities for over 10 years now, and in the database industry … Continue reading Why I’m betting on PrestoDB, and why you should too!

5 main reasons Data Engineers move from AWS Athena to Ahana Cloud

June 1, 2021
In this brief post, we’ll discuss the 5 main reasons why data platform engineers decide to move their data analytics workloads from Amazon Athena to Ahana Cloud for Presto. While … Continue reading 5 main reasons Data Engineers move from AWS Athena to Ahana Cloud

Presto Foundation Vs Single Open Source Projects | Ahana

April 1, 2021
Presto Foundation compared to Single Vendor-Driven Open Source Projects Why Project Neutrality Matters Steven Mih, Cofounder and CEO, Ahana PrestoCon Day was last week on March 24, and it was … Continue reading Presto Foundation Vs Single Open Source Projects | Ahana

Upsolver and Ahana Announce Technology Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Open Data Lake Analytics in the Cloud with Presto

March 16, 2021
Upsolver and Ahana Announce Technology Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Open Data Lake Analytics in the Cloud with Presto Todd Odess, Head of Partnerships at Upsolver | Ali LeClerc, Head … Continue reading Upsolver and Ahana Announce Technology Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Open Data Lake Analytics in the Cloud with Presto

Comparing AWS Athena and PrestoDB Blog Series: Athena Alternatives

March 9, 2021
This is the 4th blog in our comparing AWS Athena to PrestoDB series. If you missed the others, you can find them here: Part 1: AWS Athena vs. PrestoDB Blog … Continue reading Comparing AWS Athena and PrestoDB Blog Series: Athena Alternatives

Athena Partition Limits | Comparing AWS Athena & PrestoDB | Ahana

February 24, 2021
Athena Partition Limits This is our 3rd blog in the comparing AWS Athena to PrestoDB series. If you missed the first two, you can find them here: Part 1: AWS … Continue reading Athena Partition Limits | Comparing AWS Athena & PrestoDB | Ahana

Athena Query Limits | Comparing AWS Athena & PrestoDB | Ahana

February 19, 2021
Athena Query Limits Welcome to the 2nd blog in our blog series on comparing AWS Athena, a serverless Presto service, to open source PrestoDB. In this series we’ll discuss Amazon’s … Continue reading Athena Query Limits | Comparing AWS Athena & PrestoDB | Ahana

Athena Limitations & AWS Athena Limits | Comparing AWS Athena | Ahana

February 19, 2021
Athena Limitations & AWS Athena Limits Welcome to our blog series on comparing AWS Athena, a serverless Presto service, to open source PrestoDB. In this series we’ll discuss Amazon’s Athena … Continue reading Athena Limitations & AWS Athena Limits | Comparing AWS Athena | Ahana

Ahana Cloud for Presto 🌤 – Now “Open” for “Open Analytics”

December 9, 2020
I’m thrilled to share that today Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS is generally available and open for Open Analytics. Ahana Cloud 🌤 is the first fully integrated, cloud-native managed … Continue reading Ahana Cloud for Presto 🌤 – Now “Open” for “Open Analytics”

Top 5 reasons Presto is the foundation of the data analytics stack and why you should use Presto

October 1, 2020
Data platform teams are increasingly using the federated SQL query engine PrestoDB to run such analytics for a variety of use cases across a wide range of data lakes and databases in-place, without the need to move data. Here’s a look at some important characteristics of Presto that account for its growing adoption.

Building Managed Services: Architecting Ahana Cloud for Presto with the In-VPC Deployment Model

September 24, 2020
This blog post discusses how AWS users have evolved their big data requirements and how the Ahana team architected its managed service offering, highlighting the best practice of providing an “In-VPC” deployment.

Ahana Cloud for Presto: Analytics for Disaggregated Stack

September 21, 2020
Today I am incredibly excited to announce Ahana Cloud for Presto, the first fully integrated, cloud-native managed service for Presto – that simplifies the ability of cloud and data platform teams of all sizes to provide self-service, SQL analytics for their data analysts and scientists.

Bridging the gap to bring two Presto communities together: Welcoming Starburst Data to the Presto Foundation

June 5, 2020
Why are there two Presto projects and how many do we need? For the benefit of the community, I hope we can see the confusion end with: 1 foundation, 1 primary code base for new development, and 1 community.

Getting Perspective on Open Source Projects and Forks with Ted Dunning, Apache Software Expert

June 4, 2020
We spent some time with Apache Software Foundation board member, PMC member, and open source expert Ted Dunning to get his thoughts on the state of open source software.

Introducing Ahana

June 2, 2020
There are many factors that contribute to strong co-founder relationships. Forbes refers to one set and defines them as the 3Ts…