Embracing Presto Open Source for Breakthrough Performance 

    At IBM, we are passionate about pushing the boundaries of data processing capabilities. To that end, we’re excited to share our latest groundbreaking work towards Presto 2.0, the next-generation version of Presto that includes a robust native C++ worker. This initiative not only strengthens the project’s technological foundations but also reiterates our dedication to the…

    NeuroBlade Joins Presto Foundation: Pioneering Hardware Acceleration for Faster Data Analytics

    NeuroBlade Joins Presto Foundation: Pioneering Hardware Acceleration for Faster Data Analytics

    NeuroBlade, known for its SQL Processing Unit (SPU) designed to accelerate data analytics, has joined the Presto Foundation. This partnership underscores NeuroBlade’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of open-source support for hardware acceleration, thereby enhancing Presto’s robust capabilities. By aligning with the Presto community’s drive to transcend traditional hardware limitations through sophisticated software optimizations, NeuroBlade…

    Time Travel for Iceberg Tables in Presto

    Introduction Presto, an open-source distributed SQL query engine, excels at querying large data sets distributed across diverse data sources. It has maintained its position as a high-performance data analytics tool for over a decade. As data collection capabilities expand, businesses increasingly recognize the importance of historical data alongside current data. With the recent release of…

    Elevating Presto Query Optimization: Leveraging State-of-the-Art Techniques for Improved Performance 

    Elevating Presto Query Optimization: Leveraging State-of-the-Art Techniques for Improved Performance 

    Presto, a prominent open-source distributed SQL query engine, has been at the leading edge of high-performance data analytics for over a decade. In analytical data processing, the effectiveness of query optimization is paramount. Over the last half-century, optimizing SQL queries has been a hotbed of research and development, resulting in groundbreaking innovations. This blog post…

    Top 3 reasons why you should attend PrestoCon 2023: Halloween Edition 

    Top 3 reasons why you should attend PrestoCon 2023: Halloween Edition 

    Two days of Presto, hands-on workshops, and Prestissimo…oh my!  Happy Halloween, Presto community!  Over the last few weeks, I’ve had people reach out to ask more about PrestoCon 2023, so I figured I’d write a blog to share my thoughts. First, a quick overview:  When: December 5-6th, 2023 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View,…

    Happy 11th Birthday to Presto! We’re celebrating with some project contributions

    Happy Birthday to Presto! Although it officially happened in August, we’re still celebrating because Presto turned 11 and because we’ve logged four vibrant years under the Linux Foundation’s governance. 🎂🎉Check out the video of the Presto Community wishing the project a happy birthday! What’s a birthday without gifts, right? 🎁 Coinciding with this birthday, the…

    Scaling Presto for Data Analytics – Insights from Meta, Uber, and Intuit

    At PrestoCon Day 2023, we had a fantastic panel discussion with speakers from Meta, Uber, and Intuit. Each shared their experiences and use cases of scaling Presto in their respective companies. Let’s take a look at the key points discussed by each panelist, including use cases, key metrics, and future plans for Presto. Sign up…

    Simplifying Presto on Kubernetes – Introducing the Presto Helm Chart

    Let’s explore how to run Presto on Kubernetes. At PrestoCon Day 2023, Denis Krivenko of Platform24 shared his work on the Presto Helm Chart and why Presto on Kubernetes helps make for an efficient deployment. He also demoed a step-by-step process of deploying Presto on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Sign up…

    Quick Stats – Runtime ANALYZE for Better Query Plans with Presto

    At PrestoCon Day, Anant Aneja of Ahana, an IBM Company introduced a new feature for Presto called Quick Stats which aims to enhance query optimization by providing up-to-date statistics for the query optimizer. This enables more accurate cost-based decisions and better selectivity for non-trivial queries. In this blog post we’ll recap the details and benefits…

    Migrating to Presto – How Bolt Built a Data Platform Architecture for Scalability and Cost Efficiency

    At PrestoCon Day we heard from Bolt, a ride sharing app with 100 million users across 45 countries in Eastern Europe, who shared why they chose Presto to underpin their data architecture platform. By leveraging Presto’s capabilities, Bolt was able to address scalability limits, cost efficiency, and workload management challenges. In this blog we’ll recap…

    IBM watsonx.data – a modern open data lakehouse architecture, built on Presto!

    Today we are happy to share that IBM watsonx.data, a Presto-based Open Data Lakehouse architecture, is now generally available. Back in April we shared that IBM had joined the Presto Foundation through the acquisition of Ahana. To reiterate what we talked about then, we believe that this is an exciting time for the Presto open…

    Harnessing Presto – A Deep Dive into Adobe Advertising’s Three Use Cases

    At PrestoCon Day 2023, we had a team from Adobe showcasing three different Presto-based use cases. As part of Adobe Advertising, Rajmani Arya, Varun Senthilnathan and Manoj Kumar Dhakad detailed the Adobe Data Processing platform (ADP) and three use cases for Presto: scheduled pipelines, ad-hoc query, and custom reporting. Let’s dive into what they covered….

    Recapping PrestoCon Day 2023 – Presto for the Data Lakehouse, Presto at scale

    Just a few weeks ago we hosted PrestoCon Day, our annual virtual community conference. Thank you to everyone who attended – it was an awesome day! We had a fantastic agenda with many Presto users sharing why they chose Presto and how they’re using it to power some pretty sizable workloads. Sign up for the…

    Denodo Joins the Presto Foundation

    We are pleased to announce that Denodo Technologies has joined the Presto Foundation. The Denodo Platform is a popular data management platform based on the concept of data virtualization and logical data models, which includes capabilities for data integration, privacy, governance, and data cataloging. Denodo is often used to implement logical and distributed data architectures…

    Hudi tables via Presto-Hive connector: A Deep Dive

    With the growing popularity of the lakehouse approach, it has become increasingly important for query engines to support these new formats such as Hudi. A previous blog discusses the evolution of presto-hudi integration via hive connector at a high level. With the latest community developments, a separate presto-hudi connector has come up but it is…