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Amazon RDS

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68 Ratings

Presto

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Amazon RDS

Top Rated
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Presto

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Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is well suited if you need a highly-available, cloud-hosted, scalable database for websites or web applications. It can grow to serve as many queries as you need (at a cost) and is easy to configure. That being said, RDS can get expensive quickly depending on your use. If you're hosting a simple website or blog, it would be cheaper to stand up a database inside the EC2 instance powering the application. If you're not working with a lot of data, RDS can potentially be overkill for your needs.
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Presto

Presto is for interactive simple queries, where Hive is for reliable processing. If you have a fact-dim join, presto is great..however for fact-fact joins presto is not the solution.. Presto is a great replacement for proprietary technology like Vertica
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Pros

  • RDS received provisional FedRAMP-High Authorization in January of 2017. When our clients ask us how our data is encrypted and secured, we mention that it's encrypted at rest on Amazon RDS, and that (so far) has instantly established trust in every instance.
  • RDS makes everything easy - automatic backups, encryption at rest (above a certain service tier), ultra-fast upgrades, and excellent configurations for event hooks and logging.
  • RDS is impressively fast and available. Our RDS instance literally has never had a failure or problem of any kind.
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  • Fast - Presto, is incredibly fast due to its optimized query engine and is well suited for interactive analysis.
  • Flexible - Presto is highly flexible as it operates with a plug and play model for data sources. Joining and query across different data sources is very easy with presto (eg. HDFS, MySQL, Kafka).
  • ANSI Sql - Presto follows ANSI SQL which is the recognized SQL language and hence helps allow easy query migration without much overhead.
  • Large Fact + Small Dimension table joins made fast - By design presto excels most distributed query engines out there in this type of queries.
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Cons

  • Personally, I feel, RDS though it scales much, the pricing is too expensive, if the pricing for larger instance types are reduced, it would be much better.
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  • Presto was not designed for large fact fact joins. This is by design as presto does not leverage disk and used memory for processing which in turn makes it fast.. However, this is a tradeoff..in an ideal world, people would like to use one system for all their use cases, and presto should get exhaustive by solving this problem.
  • Resource allocation is not similar to YARN and presto has a priority queue based query resource allocation..so a query that takes long takes longer...this might be alleviated by giving some more control back to the user to define priority/override.
  • UDF Support is not available in presto. You will have to write your own functions..while this is good for performance, it comes at a huge overhead of building exclusively for presto and not being interoperable with other systems like Hive, SparkSQL etc.
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Alternatives Considered

I try not to compare services, as I know that every project has specific requirements, and every service is slightly different. However, if you have chosen AWS, and you are setting up a LAMP, and have no plans for rapid growth, then RDS is a must. If you have not chosen a provider, look over all of them, since if you go RDS, you have to go AWS for everything.
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I think Presto is one of the best solutions out there today at the cutting edge for interactive query analysis. One of the challenges is presto is a niche tool for the interactive query use case and doesn't have the knobs and whistles as much as Spark. In the foreseeable future if they are able to make presto work without the need for Hive, solving all the gaps it could be game changing and can be a direct threat to spark
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Return on Investment

  • Decreases costs if used and planned accordingly.
  • Increases website speed, reliability, and reduces downtime.
  • Negates the need to hire and pay a dedicated DBA, as any admin can quickly administer a database using RDS.
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  • Presto has helped scale Uber's interactive data needs. We have migrated a lot out of proprietary tech like Vertica.
  • Presto has helped build data driven applications on its stack than maintain a separate online/offline stack.
  • Presto has helped us build data exploration tools by leveraging it's power of interactive and is immensely valuable for data scientists.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General
Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Presto

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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