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The Ahana Newsletter for PrestoDB

October 2020 EditionContent curated by the Ahana Team


Welcome to the August Ahana Community Newsletter for PrestoDB!

We at Ahana are excited to share with you the latest blogs, tutorials, and news from the community. Have some content about Presto you want to share? Drop us a note community@ahana.io and we’ll include it in our next newsletter!

Introducing Ahana Cloud for Presto

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Ahana Cloud for Presto

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Ahana Cloud is Presto simplified – No installation, No AWS AMIs or CFTs, No configuration.  Save hours and days of time across the Presto configuration, deployment and operations lifecycle. It is as easy as a cloud data warehouse but without having to copy all your data into it.

Community Blogs, Events & Presentations

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PrestoCon was the first and only conference dedicated to Presto. On September 24 hundreds of Presto experts, practitioners and developers came together to hear from a wide array of presenters and panel discussions.

Don’t miss the highlights:

To Infinity and Beyond Keynote – Nezih Yigitbasi, Facebook and Technical Steering Committee Chair of Presto Foundation on the accomplishments and Presto innovations during the first year of the Presto Foundation

Presto at Facebook: Today and Tomorrow to hear about the future Presto roadmap –  Biswapesh Chattopadhyay, Facebook

The Presto Ecosystem panel discussion with leaders from Apache Superset, Hudi, Pinot & Presto, moderated by Dipti Borkar, Ahana; Nezih Yigitbasi, Facebook; Maxime Beauchemin, Preset; Vinoth Chandar, Apache Hudi & Kishore Gopalakrishna, LinkedIn

Presto, Today, and Beyond panel discussion on the vision of Presto, moderated by Dipti Borkar, Ahana; David Simmen, Ahana; Biswapesh Chattopadhyay, Facebook & Girish Baliga, Uber 

Ahana and Presto Introduction of Ahana Cloud for Presto, the first fully-integrated, cloud-native managed service for Presto, by Dipti Borkar, Co-founder and CPO, Ahana  

Additional sessions are available on the Presto Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Beyond PrestoCon, this past month had lots of additional interesting discussions, meetups and blogs: 

The Next Database Platform conference: “The Third Wave Of Federated Databases” discussion between Dave Simmen, Co-founder and CTO of Ahana and Timothy Prickett Morgan, The Next Platform.

Women in Big Data Meetup – Dipti Borkar, Co-founder and CPO of Ahana, recently discussed her career journey and introduced the group  to Presto technology, sharing why it’s becoming so popular. Watch the video

Read the AWS Startups blog: “Building Managed Services: Architecting Ahana Cloud for Presto with the In-VPC Deployment Model” by Gary Stafford, Solutions Architect, AWS and James Mesney, Solutions Engineer, Ahana

“Getting Started with PrestoDB and Aria Scan Optimizations” by Adam Shook on pretodb.io blog

“Even Faster Unnest” by Ying Su, Masha Basmanova, and Orri Erling of Facebook on prestodb.io blog

Upcoming Webinar:

0 to Presto in 30 mins with AWS and Ahana Cloud

December 10, 10am PT

We will share how Ahana Cloud, the first managed service for PrestoDB, simplifies Presto deployment and management on AWS running in-VPC on Kubernetes.


Dipti Borkar, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Ahana
Gary Stafford, Solutions Architect, AWS

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