IBM has actually gotten Ahana, a start-up supplying handled and business variations of the Presto open source dispersed question engine, for a concealed quantity.
” Our company believe that this is an interesting time for the Presto task. We’re seeing showed development outdoors source neighborhood around Presto. The task has 14,600 GitHub stars, saw a 110% development of members in the neighborhood over the previous year, and an engagement rate of near to 50% throughout all of the Presto neighborhood channels,” composed Vikram Murali, VP of hybrid information management at IBM in a article co-authored by Steven Mih, co-Founder and CEO of Ahana
Presto was established by Facebook (now Meta) in 2013 and is promoted by Ahana as an essential part of an information lakehouse. The lakehouse information architecture is growing in appeal due to its capability to deal with a range of information types, consisting of structured, semi-structured, and disorganized information. Presto utilizes the SQL language to query information in location from several sources, such as AWS S3 things storage, Hive, Cassandra, and relational or NoSQL databases. Ahana uses Presto through its Ahana Cloud handled service.
As an outcome of this acquisition, IBM is now a member of the Presto Structure, a not-for-profit developed in 2019 by Facebook, Uber, Twitter, and Alibaba that is managed by the Linux Structure. The Presto Structure keeps in mind that Uber depends upon Presto to run ad-hoc analytics for its 7,000 weekly active users on 20 computing clusters that process 100 million or more inquiries daily.
In their article, Murali and Mih go over how IBM has an enduring dedication to open-source innovation, obvious by its acquisition of Red Hat in 2018 and its function as an establishing member of the Cloud Native Computing Structure. IBM states it has actually signed up with forces with Ahana since of its dedication to Presto as a significant factor with 4 committers to the task and 2 members on the Technical Steering Committee. Ahana states IBM is a perfect match for the business and the Presto neighborhood due to its history of open source contributions and market reach.
Ahana was established in 2020 and its head offices remain in San Mateo, California. The business has actually raised $32 million in seed and Series A financing from Lux Capital, Google Ventures, Leslie Ventures, Third Point Ventures, and Liberty Global Ventures. Rivals of the business consist of Starburst, which uses a cloud-based service constructed from a fork of Presto called Trino. AWS likewise takes on a serverless dispersed question service, Athena, that utilizes Presto and Trino.
IBM’s Murali composed that the business is “delighted” to end up being a member of the Presto Structure by means of this acquisition: “Our company believe that Presto is an unbelievable engine for analytics, and we anticipate assisting drive continued development in the task. Our company believe we’re going into an interesting next chapter of Presto, and we anticipate sharing more with the neighborhood as we move on.”