Presto-based analytics company Ahana has announced the availability of PrestoDB Amazon Machine Image (AMI) on the AWS Marketplace as well as a PrestoDB container on DockerHub.

The PrestoDB AMI is claimed to be the first and only completely open source and completely free Presto offering available on the AWS Marketplace. With these free PrestoDB offerings, data platform teams can easily get started with Presto in the cloud particularly for interactive, ad hoc analytics on S3 data lakes and other popular data sources like AWS RDS, Redshift, Amazon’s Elasticsearch service and others.

Ahana also plans to provide commercial support for users who require technical help and management of their container or AMI-based PrestoDB clusters.

PrestoDB is a federated SQL engine for data engineers and analysts to run interactive, ad hoc analytics on large amounts of data. As a result, data platform teams are using Presto as the de facto SQL query engine to run analytics across data sources in-place, without the need to move data.

Hosted by the Linux Foundation’s Presto Foundation, PrestoDB is said to be the same project running at massive scale at Facebook, Uber and Twitter.

In addition to the PrestoDB AMI and container, new Presto Sandbox offerings are also available to users getting started with Presto. These include a new Sandbox AMI on the AWS Marketplace and a Sandbox container on DockerHub.

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