Why Ahana Cloud for Presto?

If you are looking for a presto-based solution, then you have a handful of different options to choose from. However, we believe that the Ahana Cloud for Presto is the best choice for your SQL Lakehouse and Data Analytics. Here are 5 reasons why:

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Always open with no proprietary vendor lock-in 

A project’s openness can be defined across multiple vectors, each vector having more or less lock-in. Ahana Cloud for Presto is built around the open forever, open source Linux Foundation Presto. Anyone can download the software and run it themselves. Other SQL Lakehouse solutions are closely intertwined with one specific cloud vendor, or use a proprietary engine. In contrast, Ahana Cloud for Presto isn’t tied to one cloud provider and it doesn’t use a proprietary engine. Ahana engineers contribute to open source Presto on a regular basis. As Presto is hosted under the Linux Foundation, it’s guaranteed to be continually released with a permissive license like Apache 2.0. Presto is therefore more open than the Trino fork, which is controlled by a single vendor. In short, no need to worry about vendor lock-in with Ahana Cloud for Presto.

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Higher price-performance ratio

When you’re choosing an engine, the price-performance ratio is one of the most important factors to consider. Analytical compute processing often has the highest cost for data platforms, and Presto offers the best price-performance ratio.

Presto has always been known for its outstanding price-performance, and it’s only going to get better. With the addition of unique-to-Presto advanced features like RaptorX and Aria, Presto delivers superior performance. RaptorX is a multi-level caching system that helps Presto speed up data access and processing. Aria pushes down entire expressions, making table scans on ORC data many times more efficient. Unlike Trino that continues to be written only in Java, the new Presto worker will use the open source, vectorized C++ Velox acceleration library, which provides even better price-performance capabilities for Presto. Ahana Cloud adds cost-saving cloud-native features, like support for cluster autoscaling and spot instances. It is safe to say that both Ahana Cloud and Presto will continue to be a price-performance leader for the foreseeable future.

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State-of-the-art technical roadmap

The Linux Foundation’s Presto community is made up of database experts who are committed to Presto’s technical roadmap. The technical roadmap is driven by the Linux Foundation Presto Technical Steering Committee (TSC). There is major work on-going in many areas: optimizer improvements, the worker being re-implemented with the vectorized c++ acceleration library Velox, and table type support for Apache HUDI, Delta, and Iceberg. The roadmap is designed to ensure that Presto remains a competitive open source option for data analytics and SQL Lakehouses.

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Largest scale production deployments

As every data engineer knows, having a reliable, cost-effective, and scalable platform is essential to running a successful data-driven business. Presto has been around for many years, and in that time it has seen massive adoption across a wide range of industries and organizations including AWS, ByteDance, Rippling, Twilio and more. That’s due to the reliability and performance assurances provided by the founding members of the Presto Foundation: Meta (fmr. Facebook), Uber, Twitter, and Alibaba. Collectively, they handle millions of queries every day against hundreds of petabytes of data. Consequently, you can rely on Presto to be dependable and efficient for your data processing needs that are crucial to your business.

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Ease of use via secured managed services

Ahana Cloud for Presto is a secure, managed Presto solution that makes it easy for anyone to operate a SQL Lakehouse or just fast, reliable data analytics on all your data. It simplifies the deployment and handles the operational overhead of a complex distributed system so you can focus on enabling end-users and analytics applications with fast insights on large amounts of data. Ahana Cloud is designed to be both easy and secure. Any data platform engineer can start running SQL queries on their lakehouse with multiple Presto clusters in a matter of hours. It includes out-of-the-box configurations to support high-concurrently or low latency. It can be further customized via the point-and-click cloud console. This is all delivered in the most secure way, using an in-VPC deployment which doesn’t extricate your data to the vendor. In contrast, many open source SaaS require your data to traverse via the vendor. As a result, Ahana Cloud provides a presto solution that is easy to use and secure.

Ahana Cloud for Presto is the best choice for your SQL Lakehouse and Data Analytics needs.

We’re confident that you will be satisfied with the performance, scalability, and reliability that our presto platform provides. Try Ahana Cloud for Presto today to see why it is the best choice for your data analytics needs.