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Starburst Acquires Fellow Trino Supplier, Varada

Starburst solidified its position in the market for next-gen data analytics engines yesterday with the acquisition of Varada, a former competitor that developed and sold an analytics engine based on Presto. Terms of the Read more…

Ahana Launches ‘Forever Free’ Presto Service, Series A Top-Off

Ahana today announced a free version of its hosted Presto service that can run on a six-node EC2 cluster indefinitely. It also added another $7.2 million to its previously announced Series A round, giving the startup mor Read more…

The Upcoming Year in Big Data: A 2022 Preview

The world of big data is a never-ending roller coaster of new technologies, new techniques, and an ever-growing tsunami of data. As we roll into 2022, we turn to the community of big data practitioners and solution provi Read more…

2022 Big Data Predictions from the Cloud

The pandemic marked an inflection point for the growth of cloud platforms in 2020, as organizations scrambled to keep their applications running. That general pattern has continued through 2021, and the cloud looms even Read more…

Alluxio Nabs $50M, Preps for Growth in Data Orchestration

Data orchestration software provider Alluxio today announced the close of an oversubscribed $50-million Series C round, which its CEO plans to spend on a global expansion. It also launched version 2.7 of its software, wh Read more…

Ahana Grabs $20M to Grow Presto Biz

Presto startup Ahana today announced the completion of its Series A round led by Third Point Ventures, netting it $20 million in capital to grow its data lake analytics business, which currently runs on AWS but will be e Read more…

Presto the Future of Open Data Analytics, Foundation Says

The openness of Presto, its adherence to standard SQL, and the ubiquity and performance of modern cloud storage have combined to put Presto in the driver’s seat of the big data analytics stack for the foreseeable futur Read more…

Cloud Data Warehousing: Understanding Your Options

Cloud data warehouses have emerged as the go-to repositories for amassing huge amounts of data and running advanced analytics and AI upon it. This is great news for customers, who no longer must worry about provisioning Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

Presto, the federated SQL query engine developed at Facebook as a follow-on to Apache Hive, appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. That’s good news for customers who want to analyze a wide variety of d Read more…

Ahana Goes GA with Presto on AWS

Organizations that want to analyze massive amounts of data stored in S3 and other cloud repositories may be interested in Ahana, which today announced the general availability of the first cloud-native managed service fo Read more…

This Just In

Ahana Welcomes David Simmen to Executive Team as Chief Technology Officer

Jul 23, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif.,  — July 23, 2020 – Ahana, the SQL analytics company for Presto, announced the appointment of David E. Simmen as Chief Technology Officer. Read more…

Ahana Announces Linux Foundation’s PrestoDB Now Available on AWS Marketplace and DockerHub

Jun 30, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 30, 2020 – Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, announced the availability of the completely open source PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub. Read more…

Ahana Raises $2.25M Seed Funding, Joins Linux Foundation’s Presto Foundation

Jun 2, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 2, 2020 – Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, announced it has raised $2.25 million in funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) along with participation from Leslie Ventures and other angel investors. Read more…

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