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The Ahana™ Learning Center covers beginner to advanced level Presto topics, questions, and answers to help you learn Presto.

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AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Oct 24, 20229 min read

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 AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

Oct 18, 20224 min read

Presto is powerful, but running it on your own can get complicated. If you’re looking for a managed Presto experience that can let you focus on querying your data rather … Continue reading Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

4 Amazon Redshift Alternatives for Better Analytics

Sep 20, 20227 min read

Using Amazon Redshift? If you are looking to replace Amazon Redshift due to the limitations look at the AWS Redshift Alternatives.

Redshift | 8 Frustrating Challenges to Overcome

Sep 20, 20226 min read

Redshift made it easy implement data warehouse use cases in the cloud. However, there are problems with Amazon Redshift. Learn what they are.

Ahana Joins Leading Open Source Innovators in its Commitment to the Velox Open Source Project Created by Meta

Aug 31, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced it is strengthening its commitment to the further development of the Velox Open Source Project, created by Meta, with the dedication of more engineers and significant contributors.

Using JMeter with Presto

Aug 23, 20224 min read

Apache JMeter is an open source application written in Java that is designed for load testing. This article presents how to install JMeter, and create and run a test plan for testing SQL workloads on Presto clusters.

Virtual Lab: Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi, and AWS S3

Aug 12, 20222 min read

Learn how to build an open data lakehouse stack using Presto, Apache Hudi and AWS S3 in this free hands-on lab.

Ahana Awarded Many Industry Recognitions and Accolades for Big Data, Data Analytics and Presto Innovations

Aug 3, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced many new industry accolades in 1H 2022.

Amazon Redshift Spectrum vs Redshift: Key Differences

Aug 2, 20224 min read

Redshift vs Redshift Spectrum: in this article we’ll cover what both are, how they are used, and pros and cons.

Using AWS Redshift Spectrum in AWS Lake Formation | Ahana

Jul 25, 20225 min read

Lake Formation makes it easier to set up the data lake, and to incorporate Redshift as part of the compute layer alongside other analytics tools and services.

Ahana to Present About Presto on the Open Data Lakehouse at PrestoCon Day; Ahana Customer Blinkit to Discuss Its Presto on AWS Use Case

Jul 14, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced its participation in PrestoCon Day, a day dedicated to all things Presto taking place virtually on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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

Jul 12, 202210 min read

In this tutorial we’ll explain how to run Presto on Kubernetes. We’ll cover how to get started, what you need, and what to expect.

Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse: A Comprehensive Guide Introduction A data warehouse is a data repository that is typically used for analytic systems and Business Intelligence tools. It is typically composed of operational … Continue reading Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners A data warehouse is a relational database that is designed for query and analysis rather than for transaction processing. Typically a data warehouse contains historical … Continue reading Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

Jun 23, 20223 min read

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine San Mateo, Calif. – June 23, 2022 — Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, … Continue reading Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

AWS Redshift Limitations | Redshift Pros and Cons

Jun 17, 20225 min read

Redshift is an Amazon petabyte-scale data warehouse product that is based on PostgreSQL version 8.0.2. While there are pros to Redshift, there are also cons. One of which is query limits. In this article we will dive deeper into the restrictions of Redshift including query limitations.

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse

Jun 16, 20225 min read

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse 

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Open Source Summit About Presto SQL Query Engine

Jun 14, 20223 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced that Rohan Pednekar, Ahana’s senior product manager, will co-lead a session with Meta Developer Advocate Philip Bell at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit about Presto, the Meta-born open source high performance, distributed SQL query engine.

Benefits Of Using Managed Service For Presto | Ahana

Jun 11, 20226 min read

Ahana Cloud offers a fully managed service for PrestoDB. This article will explain the benefits and need of a managed service.

Announcing the Cube integration with Ahana: Querying multiple data sources with managed Presto and Cube

Jun 8, 202233 min read

See how Ahana and Cube work together to help you set up a Presto cluster and build a single source of truth for metrics without spending days reading cryptic docs

AWS Athena Pricing vs Ahana Pricing

Jun 7, 20225 min read

What does AWS Athena cost? Compare Price-Performance Ratio of AWS Athena vs Ahana. Understand the value of Athena and Ahana for Presto.

AWS Athena Limitations

Jun 7, 20226 min read

AWS Athena query limits cause problems, and data engineering teams spend hours diagnosing them. Learn what the limitations are and how to fix.

What is Amazon Redshift Spectrum? | Ahana

Jun 7, 20225 min read

Launched in 2017, Redshift Spectrum is a feature within Redshift that enables you to query data stored in AWS S3 using SQL. Spectrum allows you to do federated queries from within the Redshift SQL query editor to data in S3, while also being able to combine it with data in Redshift.

Building a Data Lake Using Lake Formation on AWS

Jun 7, 20225 min read

AWS lake formation helps users to build, manage and secure their data lakes in a very short amount of time, meaning days instead of months as is common with a traditional data lake approach.

Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi and AWS S3

Jun 6, 20229 min read

Learn how to build an Open Data Lakehouse stack using Presto, Hudi and AWS S3.

Is Amazon Redshift Expensive?

Jun 6, 20225 min read

AWS Redshift is a completely managed cloud data warehouse service with the ability to scale on-demand and is compatible with multitudes of AWS tools and technologies. AWS Redshift is considered the preferred cloud data warehouse of choice for most customers but the pricing is not simple, since it tries to accommodate different use cases and customers. Let us try to understand the pricing details of Amazon Redshift.

From Lake to Shining Lakehouse, A New Era in Data

Jun 3, 20222 min read

During this episode of DM Radio you will learn from experts Raj K of General Dynamics Information technology and Wen Phan of Ahana.

PrestoDB on AWS

May 30, 20224 min read

What is Presto? Presto is an open-source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against all types of data sources. Learn more about PrestoDB on AWS.

What is Presto? | Presto Caching, Data Sources & Usage Intro

May 30, 20225 min read

Learn more about what Presto is, how it was developed, and how to use it.

Presto vs Snowflake: Data Warehousing Comparisons

May 27, 20228 min read

Snowflake is a cloud data warehouse that offers a cloud-based data storage and analytics service. Snowflake runs completely on cloud infrastructure.

AWS Redshift Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

May 24, 20228 min read

Amazon Redshift is a cloud data warehouse offered as a managed service by AWS, and a popular choice for business intelligence and reporting use cases

What Is Trino?

May 22, 20228 min read

Heard about Trino and curious about what it is? This article breaks down what it is, how it’s started, and how Trino is used.

Data warehouse or Data Lake, which one do I choose? | Ahana

May 20, 20222 min read

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Ali LeClerc who will discuss the data landscape and why many companies are moving to an open data lakehouse.

Ahana Announces New Presto Query Analyzer to Bring Instant Insights into Presto Clusters

May 18, 20223 min read

With the Presto Query Analyzer, data platform teams can get instant insights into their Presto clusters including query performance, bandwidth bottlenecks, and much more. The Presto Query Analyzer was built for the Presto community and is free to use.

What Is AWS Redshift Used For | Redshift Use Cases

May 13, 20226 min read

Amazon Redshift is one of the most widely-used services in the AWS ecosystem and is a familiar component in many cloud architectures.

ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

May 12, 20225 min read

ETL and ELT in Data Warehousing What is the difference between ETL and ELT? What is ETL used for? If you’re looking to understand, ETL and ELT differences let’s start … Continue reading ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

How to run SQL queries with Presto on Amazon Redshift

May 10, 20229 min read

Just learning or looking for a refresher about running SQL queries, then this guide is for you. We’ll focus on SQL with Presto and Redshift.

The Differences Between AWS RedShift Spectrum vs Athena

May 1, 20226 min read

AWS Redshift Spectrum vs Athena: Redshift is the storage and Redshift Spectrum is a SQL engine extension. Athena is a standalone SQL engine

How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

Apr 25, 20224 min read

Understanding AWS Athena Costs with Examples What Is Amazon Athena?  Since you’re reading this to understand Athena costs, you likely already know, so we’ll just very briefly touch on what … Continue reading How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

5 Components of Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

Apr 25, 20226 min read

In this article we’ll look at the requirements of a Data Warehouse Architecture Learn the five components of a data warehouse.

What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

Apr 16, 20225 min read

Overview The term Data Lakehouse has become very popular over the last year or so, especially as more customers are migrating their workloads to the cloud. This article will help … Continue reading What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

An introduction to Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS

Apr 14, 20222 min read

During this webinar we will share how to build an open data lakehouse with Presto and AWS S3 using Ahana Cloud.

AWS Lake Formation for Enterprise Data Lakes | Ahana Cloud

Apr 6, 20223 min read

AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake very quickly (in a matter of days), providing a governance layer for data lakes on AWS S3. 

How to build an Open Data Lakehouse Analytics stack

Mar 31, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll show you how you can build an open data lakehouse stack. At the heart of this stack is Presto, the open source SQL query engine for the data lake, and the transaction manager / governance layer, which includes technologies like Apache Hudi, Delta Lake, and AWS Lake Formation.

How to Use AWS Athena to Query JSON Data | 1 Easy Use Case Example

Mar 30, 20225 min read

Want to query JSON files using AWS Athena? Check out this intuitive tech guide for an explanation with 1 use case example. Query JSON easily.

Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on BigQuery

Mar 20, 20227 min read

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 BigQuery

Unlocking the Business Value of the Data Lake

Mar 17, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll discuss how nearly three-fifths of organizations have gained competitive advantage from their data lake initiatives. That includes unleashing the intelligence-generating potential of a data lake that enables ad hoc data discovery and analytics in an open and flexible manner. We’ll cover:

What is an Open Data Lake in the Cloud?

Mar 16, 20224 min read

The Open Data Lake in the cloud is the solution to the massive data problem. Many companies are adopting that architecture because of better price-performance, scale, and non-proprietary architecture.

The Differences Between AWS Athena and AWS Glue | Ahana

Mar 16, 20224 min read

Here, we are going to talk about AWS Athena vs Glue, which is an interesting pairing as they are both complementary and competitive. So, what are they exactly?

Best Practices for Resource Management in PrestoDB

Mar 11, 20229 min read

Resource management in databases allows administrators to have control over resources and assign a priority to sessions, ensuring the most important transactions get the major share of system resources. Resource management in a distributed environment makes accessibility of data easier and manages resources over the network of autonomous computers (i.e. Distributed System). The basis of resource management in the distributed system is also resource sharing.

AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Oct 24, 20229 min read

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 AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

Oct 18, 20224 min read

Presto is powerful, but running it on your own can get complicated. If you’re looking for a managed Presto experience that can let you focus on querying your data rather … Continue reading Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

4 Amazon Redshift Alternatives for Better Analytics

Sep 20, 20227 min read

Using Amazon Redshift? If you are looking to replace Amazon Redshift due to the limitations look at the AWS Redshift Alternatives.

Redshift | 8 Frustrating Challenges to Overcome

Sep 20, 20226 min read

Redshift made it easy implement data warehouse use cases in the cloud. However, there are problems with Amazon Redshift. Learn what they are.

Ahana Joins Leading Open Source Innovators in its Commitment to the Velox Open Source Project Created by Meta

Aug 31, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced it is strengthening its commitment to the further development of the Velox Open Source Project, created by Meta, with the dedication of more engineers and significant contributors.

Using JMeter with Presto

Aug 23, 20224 min read

Apache JMeter is an open source application written in Java that is designed for load testing. This article presents how to install JMeter, and create and run a test plan for testing SQL workloads on Presto clusters.

Virtual Lab: Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi, and AWS S3

Aug 12, 20222 min read

Learn how to build an open data lakehouse stack using Presto, Apache Hudi and AWS S3 in this free hands-on lab.

Ahana Awarded Many Industry Recognitions and Accolades for Big Data, Data Analytics and Presto Innovations

Aug 3, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced many new industry accolades in 1H 2022.

Amazon Redshift Spectrum vs Redshift: Key Differences

Aug 2, 20224 min read

Redshift vs Redshift Spectrum: in this article we’ll cover what both are, how they are used, and pros and cons.

Using AWS Redshift Spectrum in AWS Lake Formation | Ahana

Jul 25, 20225 min read

Lake Formation makes it easier to set up the data lake, and to incorporate Redshift as part of the compute layer alongside other analytics tools and services.

Ahana to Present About Presto on the Open Data Lakehouse at PrestoCon Day; Ahana Customer Blinkit to Discuss Its Presto on AWS Use Case

Jul 14, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced its participation in PrestoCon Day, a day dedicated to all things Presto taking place virtually on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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

Jul 12, 202210 min read

In this tutorial we’ll explain how to run Presto on Kubernetes. We’ll cover how to get started, what you need, and what to expect.

Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse: A Comprehensive Guide Introduction A data warehouse is a data repository that is typically used for analytic systems and Business Intelligence tools. It is typically composed of operational … Continue reading Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners A data warehouse is a relational database that is designed for query and analysis rather than for transaction processing. Typically a data warehouse contains historical … Continue reading Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

Jun 23, 20223 min read

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine San Mateo, Calif. – June 23, 2022 — Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, … Continue reading Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

AWS Redshift Limitations | Redshift Pros and Cons

Jun 17, 20225 min read

Redshift is an Amazon petabyte-scale data warehouse product that is based on PostgreSQL version 8.0.2. While there are pros to Redshift, there are also cons. One of which is query limits. In this article we will dive deeper into the restrictions of Redshift including query limitations.

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse

Jun 16, 20225 min read

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse 

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Open Source Summit About Presto SQL Query Engine

Jun 14, 20223 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced that Rohan Pednekar, Ahana’s senior product manager, will co-lead a session with Meta Developer Advocate Philip Bell at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit about Presto, the Meta-born open source high performance, distributed SQL query engine.

Benefits Of Using Managed Service For Presto | Ahana

Jun 11, 20226 min read

Ahana Cloud offers a fully managed service for PrestoDB. This article will explain the benefits and need of a managed service.

Announcing the Cube integration with Ahana: Querying multiple data sources with managed Presto and Cube

Jun 8, 202233 min read

See how Ahana and Cube work together to help you set up a Presto cluster and build a single source of truth for metrics without spending days reading cryptic docs

AWS Athena Pricing vs Ahana Pricing

Jun 7, 20225 min read

What does AWS Athena cost? Compare Price-Performance Ratio of AWS Athena vs Ahana. Understand the value of Athena and Ahana for Presto.

AWS Athena Limitations

Jun 7, 20226 min read

AWS Athena query limits cause problems, and data engineering teams spend hours diagnosing them. Learn what the limitations are and how to fix.

What is Amazon Redshift Spectrum? | Ahana

Jun 7, 20225 min read

Launched in 2017, Redshift Spectrum is a feature within Redshift that enables you to query data stored in AWS S3 using SQL. Spectrum allows you to do federated queries from within the Redshift SQL query editor to data in S3, while also being able to combine it with data in Redshift.

Building a Data Lake Using Lake Formation on AWS

Jun 7, 20225 min read

AWS lake formation helps users to build, manage and secure their data lakes in a very short amount of time, meaning days instead of months as is common with a traditional data lake approach.

Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi and AWS S3

Jun 6, 20229 min read

Learn how to build an Open Data Lakehouse stack using Presto, Hudi and AWS S3.

Is Amazon Redshift Expensive?

Jun 6, 20225 min read

AWS Redshift is a completely managed cloud data warehouse service with the ability to scale on-demand and is compatible with multitudes of AWS tools and technologies. AWS Redshift is considered the preferred cloud data warehouse of choice for most customers but the pricing is not simple, since it tries to accommodate different use cases and customers. Let us try to understand the pricing details of Amazon Redshift.

From Lake to Shining Lakehouse, A New Era in Data

Jun 3, 20222 min read

During this episode of DM Radio you will learn from experts Raj K of General Dynamics Information technology and Wen Phan of Ahana.

PrestoDB on AWS

May 30, 20224 min read

What is Presto? Presto is an open-source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against all types of data sources. Learn more about PrestoDB on AWS.

What is Presto? | Presto Caching, Data Sources & Usage Intro

May 30, 20225 min read

Learn more about what Presto is, how it was developed, and how to use it.

Presto vs Snowflake: Data Warehousing Comparisons

May 27, 20228 min read

Snowflake is a cloud data warehouse that offers a cloud-based data storage and analytics service. Snowflake runs completely on cloud infrastructure.

AWS Redshift Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

May 24, 20228 min read

Amazon Redshift is a cloud data warehouse offered as a managed service by AWS, and a popular choice for business intelligence and reporting use cases

What Is Trino?

May 22, 20228 min read

Heard about Trino and curious about what it is? This article breaks down what it is, how it’s started, and how Trino is used.

Data warehouse or Data Lake, which one do I choose? | Ahana

May 20, 20222 min read

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Ali LeClerc who will discuss the data landscape and why many companies are moving to an open data lakehouse.

Ahana Announces New Presto Query Analyzer to Bring Instant Insights into Presto Clusters

May 18, 20223 min read

With the Presto Query Analyzer, data platform teams can get instant insights into their Presto clusters including query performance, bandwidth bottlenecks, and much more. The Presto Query Analyzer was built for the Presto community and is free to use.

What Is AWS Redshift Used For | Redshift Use Cases

May 13, 20226 min read

Amazon Redshift is one of the most widely-used services in the AWS ecosystem and is a familiar component in many cloud architectures.

ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

May 12, 20225 min read

ETL and ELT in Data Warehousing What is the difference between ETL and ELT? What is ETL used for? If you’re looking to understand, ETL and ELT differences let’s start … Continue reading ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

How to run SQL queries with Presto on Amazon Redshift

May 10, 20229 min read

Just learning or looking for a refresher about running SQL queries, then this guide is for you. We’ll focus on SQL with Presto and Redshift.

The Differences Between AWS RedShift Spectrum vs Athena

May 1, 20226 min read

AWS Redshift Spectrum vs Athena: Redshift is the storage and Redshift Spectrum is a SQL engine extension. Athena is a standalone SQL engine

How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

Apr 25, 20224 min read

Understanding AWS Athena Costs with Examples What Is Amazon Athena?  Since you’re reading this to understand Athena costs, you likely already know, so we’ll just very briefly touch on what … Continue reading How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

5 Components of Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

Apr 25, 20226 min read

In this article we’ll look at the requirements of a Data Warehouse Architecture Learn the five components of a data warehouse.

What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

Apr 16, 20225 min read

Overview The term Data Lakehouse has become very popular over the last year or so, especially as more customers are migrating their workloads to the cloud. This article will help … Continue reading What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

An introduction to Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS

Apr 14, 20222 min read

During this webinar we will share how to build an open data lakehouse with Presto and AWS S3 using Ahana Cloud.

AWS Lake Formation for Enterprise Data Lakes | Ahana Cloud

Apr 6, 20223 min read

AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake very quickly (in a matter of days), providing a governance layer for data lakes on AWS S3. 

How to build an Open Data Lakehouse Analytics stack

Mar 31, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll show you how you can build an open data lakehouse stack. At the heart of this stack is Presto, the open source SQL query engine for the data lake, and the transaction manager / governance layer, which includes technologies like Apache Hudi, Delta Lake, and AWS Lake Formation.

How to Use AWS Athena to Query JSON Data | 1 Easy Use Case Example

Mar 30, 20225 min read

Want to query JSON files using AWS Athena? Check out this intuitive tech guide for an explanation with 1 use case example. Query JSON easily.

Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on BigQuery

Mar 20, 20227 min read

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 BigQuery

Unlocking the Business Value of the Data Lake

Mar 17, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll discuss how nearly three-fifths of organizations have gained competitive advantage from their data lake initiatives. That includes unleashing the intelligence-generating potential of a data lake that enables ad hoc data discovery and analytics in an open and flexible manner. We’ll cover:

What is an Open Data Lake in the Cloud?

Mar 16, 20224 min read

The Open Data Lake in the cloud is the solution to the massive data problem. Many companies are adopting that architecture because of better price-performance, scale, and non-proprietary architecture.

The Differences Between AWS Athena and AWS Glue | Ahana

Mar 16, 20224 min read

Here, we are going to talk about AWS Athena vs Glue, which is an interesting pairing as they are both complementary and competitive. So, what are they exactly?

Best Practices for Resource Management in PrestoDB

Mar 11, 20229 min read

Resource management in databases allows administrators to have control over resources and assign a priority to sessions, ensuring the most important transactions get the major share of system resources. Resource management in a distributed environment makes accessibility of data easier and manages resources over the network of autonomous computers (i.e. Distributed System). The basis of resource management in the distributed system is also resource sharing.

AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Oct 24, 20229 min read

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 AWS Athena Alternatives: Best Amazon Athena Alternatives

Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

Oct 18, 20224 min read

Presto is powerful, but running it on your own can get complicated. If you’re looking for a managed Presto experience that can let you focus on querying your data rather … Continue reading Presto SQL Syntax: Learn to Write SQL Queries in Presto

4 Amazon Redshift Alternatives for Better Analytics

Sep 20, 20227 min read

Using Amazon Redshift? If you are looking to replace Amazon Redshift due to the limitations look at the AWS Redshift Alternatives.

Redshift | 8 Frustrating Challenges to Overcome

Sep 20, 20226 min read

Redshift made it easy implement data warehouse use cases in the cloud. However, there are problems with Amazon Redshift. Learn what they are.

Ahana Joins Leading Open Source Innovators in its Commitment to the Velox Open Source Project Created by Meta

Aug 31, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced it is strengthening its commitment to the further development of the Velox Open Source Project, created by Meta, with the dedication of more engineers and significant contributors.

Using JMeter with Presto

Aug 23, 20224 min read

Apache JMeter is an open source application written in Java that is designed for load testing. This article presents how to install JMeter, and create and run a test plan for testing SQL workloads on Presto clusters.

Virtual Lab: Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi, and AWS S3

Aug 12, 20222 min read

Learn how to build an open data lakehouse stack using Presto, Apache Hudi and AWS S3 in this free hands-on lab.

Ahana Awarded Many Industry Recognitions and Accolades for Big Data, Data Analytics and Presto Innovations

Aug 3, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced many new industry accolades in 1H 2022.

Amazon Redshift Spectrum vs Redshift: Key Differences

Aug 2, 20224 min read

Redshift vs Redshift Spectrum: in this article we’ll cover what both are, how they are used, and pros and cons.

Using AWS Redshift Spectrum in AWS Lake Formation | Ahana

Jul 25, 20225 min read

Lake Formation makes it easier to set up the data lake, and to incorporate Redshift as part of the compute layer alongside other analytics tools and services.

Ahana to Present About Presto on the Open Data Lakehouse at PrestoCon Day; Ahana Customer Blinkit to Discuss Its Presto on AWS Use Case

Jul 14, 20225 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced its participation in PrestoCon Day, a day dedicated to all things Presto taking place virtually on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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

Jul 12, 202210 min read

In this tutorial we’ll explain how to run Presto on Kubernetes. We’ll cover how to get started, what you need, and what to expect.

Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse: A Comprehensive Guide Introduction A data warehouse is a data repository that is typically used for analytic systems and Business Intelligence tools. It is typically composed of operational … Continue reading Data Warehouse: Understanding the Types & Architecture

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Jul 5, 20225 min read

Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners A data warehouse is a relational database that is designed for query and analysis rather than for transaction processing. Typically a data warehouse contains historical … Continue reading Data Warehouse Concepts for Beginners | Ahana

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

Jun 23, 20223 min read

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine San Mateo, Calif. – June 23, 2022 — Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, … Continue reading Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Data & AI Summit About Presto Open Source SQL Query Engine

AWS Redshift Limitations | Redshift Pros and Cons

Jun 17, 20225 min read

Redshift is an Amazon petabyte-scale data warehouse product that is based on PostgreSQL version 8.0.2. While there are pros to Redshift, there are also cons. One of which is query limits. In this article we will dive deeper into the restrictions of Redshift including query limitations.

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse

Jun 16, 20225 min read

Ahana Announces Additional $7.2 Million Funding Led by Liberty Global Ventures and Debuts Free Community Edition of Ahana Cloud for Presto for the Open Data Lakehouse 

Ahana Will Co-Lead Session At Open Source Summit About Presto SQL Query Engine

Jun 14, 20223 min read

Ahana, the only SaaS for Presto, today announced that Rohan Pednekar, Ahana’s senior product manager, will co-lead a session with Meta Developer Advocate Philip Bell at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit about Presto, the Meta-born open source high performance, distributed SQL query engine.

Benefits Of Using Managed Service For Presto | Ahana

Jun 11, 20226 min read

Ahana Cloud offers a fully managed service for PrestoDB. This article will explain the benefits and need of a managed service.

Announcing the Cube integration with Ahana: Querying multiple data sources with managed Presto and Cube

Jun 8, 202233 min read

See how Ahana and Cube work together to help you set up a Presto cluster and build a single source of truth for metrics without spending days reading cryptic docs

AWS Athena Pricing vs Ahana Pricing

Jun 7, 20225 min read

What does AWS Athena cost? Compare Price-Performance Ratio of AWS Athena vs Ahana. Understand the value of Athena and Ahana for Presto.

AWS Athena Limitations

Jun 7, 20226 min read

AWS Athena query limits cause problems, and data engineering teams spend hours diagnosing them. Learn what the limitations are and how to fix.

What is Amazon Redshift Spectrum? | Ahana

Jun 7, 20225 min read

Launched in 2017, Redshift Spectrum is a feature within Redshift that enables you to query data stored in AWS S3 using SQL. Spectrum allows you to do federated queries from within the Redshift SQL query editor to data in S3, while also being able to combine it with data in Redshift.

Building a Data Lake Using Lake Formation on AWS

Jun 7, 20225 min read

AWS lake formation helps users to build, manage and secure their data lakes in a very short amount of time, meaning days instead of months as is common with a traditional data lake approach.

Building an Open Data Lakehouse with Presto, Hudi and AWS S3

Jun 6, 20229 min read

Learn how to build an Open Data Lakehouse stack using Presto, Hudi and AWS S3.

Is Amazon Redshift Expensive?

Jun 6, 20225 min read

AWS Redshift is a completely managed cloud data warehouse service with the ability to scale on-demand and is compatible with multitudes of AWS tools and technologies. AWS Redshift is considered the preferred cloud data warehouse of choice for most customers but the pricing is not simple, since it tries to accommodate different use cases and customers. Let us try to understand the pricing details of Amazon Redshift.

From Lake to Shining Lakehouse, A New Era in Data

Jun 3, 20222 min read

During this episode of DM Radio you will learn from experts Raj K of General Dynamics Information technology and Wen Phan of Ahana.

PrestoDB on AWS

May 30, 20224 min read

What is Presto? Presto is an open-source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against all types of data sources. Learn more about PrestoDB on AWS.

What is Presto? | Presto Caching, Data Sources & Usage Intro

May 30, 20225 min read

Learn more about what Presto is, how it was developed, and how to use it.

Presto vs Snowflake: Data Warehousing Comparisons

May 27, 20228 min read

Snowflake is a cloud data warehouse that offers a cloud-based data storage and analytics service. Snowflake runs completely on cloud infrastructure.

AWS Redshift Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

May 24, 20228 min read

Amazon Redshift is a cloud data warehouse offered as a managed service by AWS, and a popular choice for business intelligence and reporting use cases

What Is Trino?

May 22, 20228 min read

Heard about Trino and curious about what it is? This article breaks down what it is, how it’s started, and how Trino is used.

Data warehouse or Data Lake, which one do I choose? | Ahana

May 20, 20222 min read

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Ali LeClerc who will discuss the data landscape and why many companies are moving to an open data lakehouse.

Ahana Announces New Presto Query Analyzer to Bring Instant Insights into Presto Clusters

May 18, 20223 min read

With the Presto Query Analyzer, data platform teams can get instant insights into their Presto clusters including query performance, bandwidth bottlenecks, and much more. The Presto Query Analyzer was built for the Presto community and is free to use.

What Is AWS Redshift Used For | Redshift Use Cases

May 13, 20226 min read

Amazon Redshift is one of the most widely-used services in the AWS ecosystem and is a familiar component in many cloud architectures.

ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

May 12, 20225 min read

ETL and ELT in Data Warehousing What is the difference between ETL and ELT? What is ETL used for? If you’re looking to understand, ETL and ELT differences let’s start … Continue reading ETL and ELT | What are the differences between ETL and ELT?

How to run SQL queries with Presto on Amazon Redshift

May 10, 20229 min read

Just learning or looking for a refresher about running SQL queries, then this guide is for you. We’ll focus on SQL with Presto and Redshift.

The Differences Between AWS RedShift Spectrum vs Athena

May 1, 20226 min read

AWS Redshift Spectrum vs Athena: Redshift is the storage and Redshift Spectrum is a SQL engine extension. Athena is a standalone SQL engine

How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

Apr 25, 20224 min read

Understanding AWS Athena Costs with Examples What Is Amazon Athena?  Since you’re reading this to understand Athena costs, you likely already know, so we’ll just very briefly touch on what … Continue reading How Much Does Amazon Athena Cost? | Ahana

5 Components of Data Warehouse Architecture | Ahana

Apr 25, 20226 min read

In this article we’ll look at the requirements of a Data Warehouse Architecture Learn the five components of a data warehouse.

What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

Apr 16, 20225 min read

Overview The term Data Lakehouse has become very popular over the last year or so, especially as more customers are migrating their workloads to the cloud. This article will help … Continue reading What is a Data Lakehouse Architecture?

An introduction to Ahana Cloud for Presto on AWS

Apr 14, 20222 min read

During this webinar we will share how to build an open data lakehouse with Presto and AWS S3 using Ahana Cloud.

AWS Lake Formation for Enterprise Data Lakes | Ahana Cloud

Apr 6, 20223 min read

AWS Lake Formation is a service that makes it easy to set up a secure data lake very quickly (in a matter of days), providing a governance layer for data lakes on AWS S3. 

How to build an Open Data Lakehouse Analytics stack

Mar 31, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll show you how you can build an open data lakehouse stack. At the heart of this stack is Presto, the open source SQL query engine for the data lake, and the transaction manager / governance layer, which includes technologies like Apache Hudi, Delta Lake, and AWS Lake Formation.

How to Use AWS Athena to Query JSON Data | 1 Easy Use Case Example

Mar 30, 20225 min read

Want to query JSON files using AWS Athena? Check out this intuitive tech guide for an explanation with 1 use case example. Query JSON easily.

Tutorial: How to run SQL queries with Presto on BigQuery

Mar 20, 20227 min read

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 BigQuery

Unlocking the Business Value of the Data Lake

Mar 17, 20222 min read

During this webinar we’ll discuss how nearly three-fifths of organizations have gained competitive advantage from their data lake initiatives. That includes unleashing the intelligence-generating potential of a data lake that enables ad hoc data discovery and analytics in an open and flexible manner. We’ll cover:

What is an Open Data Lake in the Cloud?

Mar 16, 20224 min read

The Open Data Lake in the cloud is the solution to the massive data problem. Many companies are adopting that architecture because of better price-performance, scale, and non-proprietary architecture.

The Differences Between AWS Athena and AWS Glue | Ahana

Mar 16, 20224 min read

Here, we are going to talk about AWS Athena vs Glue, which is an interesting pairing as they are both complementary and competitive. So, what are they exactly?

Best Practices for Resource Management in PrestoDB

Mar 11, 20229 min read

Resource management in databases allows administrators to have control over resources and assign a priority to sessions, ensuring the most important transactions get the major share of system resources. Resource management in a distributed environment makes accessibility of data easier and manages resources over the network of autonomous computers (i.e. Distributed System). The basis of resource management in the distributed system is also resource sharing.