Qubole Announces Presto-as-a-Service Alpha Program

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a leading provider of the next generation cloud Big Data platform, announced today its new Presto-as-a-Service Alpha Program on Amazon Web Service. Presto, developed by the analytics infrastructure team at Facebook, is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running fast interactive analytic queries at petabyte scale.

Presto-as-a-Service has been a popular request from Qubole’s existing clients on AWS. In response, Qubole is excited to provide Presto as an option alongside flourishing Hive, Hadoop and Pig service offerings.

Presto is great option for use cases that involve fast, interactive, simple queries on large data sets. Presto is simple to use, as it relies on familiar ANSI SQL, and can query multiple data sources like Hive, HBase and relational databases. Simple queries can run in only a few hundred milliseconds while more complex queries take just a few minutes due to aggressive pipelining.

"We built Presto at Facebook to handle the unprecedented scale and performance challenges we face," said Ravi Murthy, who manages the analytics infrastructure team at Facebook. "Since open-sourcing Presto in November, we've seen tremendous interest from the community, and we look forward to Qubole and others adopting and building on this technology."

“Presto will provide great value to our users who have previously had to rely on expensive commercial technologies for fast analytics,” commented Shrikanth Shankar, Vice President of Engineering at Qubole. “We’re very excited to support this game-changing solution.”

Qubole’s integration of Presto allows QDS users to launch Presto clusters and start running queries within minutes. The Alpha Program is available to early adopters. To learn more and to join, click here.

About Qubole

Qubole is a leading Big Data as a Service provider. Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sen Sarma, creators of Facebook’s big data infrastructure and Apache Hive, founded Qubole to make it simple to prepare, integrate, and explore Big Data in the cloud.

Qubole’s Big Data-as-a-Service Solution, Qubole Data Service (QDS), runs on the top performing elastic Hadoop engine on the cloud and includes a library of data connectors with a graphical user-interface for Hive, Pig, Ooze and Sqoop. QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs. With QDS, the power of Big Data meets the simplicity of the cloud.

The largest brands in social media, online advertising, entertainment, gaming and other data-intensive ventures trust QDS to handle their most challenging Big Data requirements at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Customers include Pinterest, Quora, MediaMath, Insightera, Vocanic, TubeMogul, Decide.com, BigCommerce and many others.


Walter Paley