Managed Service for Presto on AWS

Delivers Combined Solution with Intel to Drive Adoption of Open Data Lakes Analytics


I've had the opportunity to speak with Dipti Borkar, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Ahana in the past. Ahana is the self-service analytics company for Presto. They have just announced today the general availability of Ahana Cloud for Presto, the first cloud-native managed service focused on Presto on Amazon Web Services (AWS).


Additionally, Ahana is providing a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel via its participation in the Intel Disruptor Program to offer an Open Data Lake Analytics Accelerator Package for Ahana Cloud users that leverages Intel Optane on the cloud with AWS.


Ahana Cloud for Presto is the only easy-to-use, cloud-native managed service for Presto and is deployed within the user’s AWS account, giving customers complete control and visibility of clusters and their data. In addition to the platform’s use of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS) and a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) pricing model in AWS Marketplace, the new release includes enhanced manageability, security, and integrations via AWS Marketplace.


Ahana Cloud for Presto includes:

  • Easy-to-use Ahana SaaS Console for creation, deployment, and management of multiple Presto clusters within a user’s AWS account bringing the compute to user’s data

  • Support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, and Amazon Elasticsearch

  • Click-button integration for user-managed Hive Metastores and Amazon Glue

  • Built-in hosted Hive Metastore that manages metadata for data stored in Amazon S3 data lakes

  • Pre-integrated and directly queryable Presto query log and integrations with Amazon CloudWatch

  • Cloud-native, highly scalable, and available containerized environment deployed on Amazon EKS

“With Ahana Cloud being generally available, the power of Presto is now accessible to any data team of any size and skill level. By abstracting away the complexities of deployment, configuration, and management, platform teams can now deploy ‘self-service’ Presto for open data lake analytics as well as analytics on a range of other data sources,” said Dipti. “Users are looking for analytics without being locked-in to proprietary data warehouses. This offering brings a SaaS open-source analytics option to users with Presto at its core, using open formats and open interfaces.”


“As Ahana Cloud users, we saw from day one the value the platform brings to our engineering team,” said Kian Sheik, Data Engineer, ReferralExchange. “Within about an hour we were up and running Presto queries on our data, without having to worry about Presto under the covers. With out-of-the-box integrations with a Hive data catalog and no configurations needed, Ahana Cloud takes care of the intricacies of the system, allowing our team to focus on deriving actionable insights on our data.”


Ahana also announced its participation in the Intel Disruptor Program to drive the adoption of Open Data Lake Analytics. Together, Ahana and Intel will offer an Open Data Lake Analytics Accelerator Package, available for Ahana Cloud users that leverage Intel Optane on AWS. It includes special incentives and PAYGO pricing. An Open Data Lake Analytics approach is a technology stack that includes open source, open formats, open interfaces, and open cloud, a preferred approach for companies that want to avoid proprietary formats and technology lock-in that come with traditional data warehouses. The offering is aimed at improving joint customers’ experience of running Presto in the cloud to help power the next generation of analytics use cases.


“We look forward to working with Ahana and helping bring this compelling open data lake analytic solution to market,” said Arijit Bandyopadhyay, CTO of enterprise analytics & AI within Intel’s data platform group. “As more companies require data to be queried across many different data sources like Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon RDS, Presto will become even more mission-critical. Intel Optane coupled with the Ahana Cloud platform provides superior analytical performance and ease of use for Presto, enabling data-driven companies to query data in place for open data lake analytics.”

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