Data analytics startup Ahana released its new Ahana Cloud for Presto system, providing a managed service for organizations using Presto.
The new managed Presto service is now in preview and is set to be generally available by the end of 2020. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine that competes against Apache Spark.
Ahana, based in San Mateo, Calif., emerged from stealth mode on June 2 and revealed its first offering on June 30 with the availability of the open source PrestoDB in the AWS Marketplace. While the initial Ahana product provides support for the open source Presto project, Ahana Cloud for Presto is a managed service that goes beyond the open source project.
“Managing Presto environments can be a bit daunting for many, especially as clusters grow to meet the speed, size and scale of data,” said Mike Leone, senior analyst at ESG.
Leone said Ahana’s managed service has the potential to address the perceived challenges of getting started with Presto. He noted that Ahana has a slick user interface that can be used to ramp up deployments quickly as well as help with ongoing management. As Ahana’s engineering team grows, continuing to infuse automation and