Presto 0.170 Documentation

4.2. Tuning Presto

4.2. Tuning Presto

The default Presto settings should work well for most workloads. The following information may help you if your cluster is facing a specific performance problem.

Config Properties

These configuration options may require tuning in specific situations:

  • task.max-worker-threads: Sets the number of threads used by workers to process splits. Increasing this number can improve throughput if worker CPU utilization is low and all the threads are in use, but will cause increased heap space usage. The number of active threads is available via the com.facebook.presto.execution.TaskExecutor.RunningSplits JMX stat.
  • distributed-joins-enabled: Use hash distributed joins instead of broadcast joins. Distributed joins require redistributing both tables using a hash of the join key. This can be slower (sometimes substantially) than broadcast joins, but allows much larger joins. Broadcast joins require that the tables on the right side of the join fit in memory on each machine, whereas with distributed joins the tables on the right side have to fit in distributed memory. This can also be specified on a per-query basis using the distributed_join session property.
  • Sets the network topology to use when scheduling splits. “legacy” will ignore the topology when scheduling splits. “flat” will try to schedule splits on the same host as the data is located by reserving 50% of the work queue for local splits.

JVM Settings

The following can be helpful for diagnosing GC issues: