Amazon Athena vs Presto: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon Athena as "Query S3 Using SQL". Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run. On the other hand, Presto is detailed as "Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data". Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to petabytes.
Amazon Athena and Presto belong to "Big Data Tools" category of the tech stack.
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Amazon Athena, while over 9 developers mention "Works directly on files in s3 (no ETL)" as the leading cause for choosing Presto.
Presto is an open source tool with 9.22K GitHub stars and 3.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Presto's open source repository on GitHub.
SendGrid, Chartbeat, and Auto Trader are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Athena, whereas Presto is used by Repro, Airbnb, and Netflix. Amazon Athena has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Presto, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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