Ahana, the Presto-based analytics company, has announced an additional investment of $7.2 million from Liberty Global Ventures with participation from existing investor GV, extending the company’s Series A financing to $27.2 million. This brings the total amount of funding raised to date to $32 million.
Ankur Prakash, Partner, Liberty Global Ventures, will join the Ahana Board of Directors as a board observer. Ahana will use the funding to continue to grow its technical team and product development; evangelize the Presto community; and develop go-to-market programs to meet customer demand.
Ahana also announced Ahana Cloud for Presto Community Edition, designed to simplify the deployment, management and integration of Presto, an open source distributed SQL query engine, for the Open Data Lakehouse.
Ahana Community Edition is immediately available to everyone, including users of the 100,000+ downloads of Ahana’s PrestoDB Sandbox on DockerHub. It provides simple, distributed Presto cluster provisioning and tuned out-of-the-box configurations, bringing the power of Presto to data teams of all sizes for free.
Instead of downloading and installing open source Presto software, data teams can quickly learn about Presto and deploy initial SQL data lakehouse use cases in the cloud. Community Edition users can easily upgrade to the full version of Ahana Cloud for Presto, which adds increased security including integration with Apache Ranger and AWS Lake Formation, price-performance benefits including multi-level caching, and enterprise-level support.