JMX Connector

The JMX connector provides the ability to query JMX information from all nodes in a Presto cluster. This is very useful for monitoring or debugging. Java Management Extensions (JMX) provides information about the Java Virtual Machine and all of the software running inside it. Presto itself is heavily instrumented via JMX.

This connector can also be configured so that chosen JMX information will be periodically dumped and stored in memory for later access.


To configure the JMX connector, create a catalog properties file etc/catalog/ with the following contents:

To enable periodical dumps, define the following properties:

dump-tables is a comma separated list of Managed Beans (MBean). It specifies which MBeans will be sampled and stored in memory every dump-period. History will have limited size of max-entries of entries. Both dump-period and max-entries have default values of 10s and 86400 accordingly.

Commas in MBean names should be escaped in the following manner:

Querying JMX

The JMX connector provides three schemas: current, history, and information_schema.

Current Schema

The current schema contains every MBean from every node in the Presto cluster. To see all of the available MBeans, run SHOW TABLES:

SHOW TABLES FROM jmx.current;

MBean names map to non-standard table names and must be quoted with double quotes when referencing them in a query. For example, the following query shows the JVM version of every node:

SELECT node, vmname, vmversion
FROM jmx.current."java.lang:type=runtime";
                 node                 |              vmname               | vmversion
 ddc4df17-0b8e-4843-bb14-1b8af1a7451a | Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM | 24.60-b09
(1 row)

The following query shows the open and maximum file descriptor counts for each node:

SELECT openfiledescriptorcount, maxfiledescriptorcount
FROM jmx.current."java.lang:type=operatingsystem";
 openfiledescriptorcount | maxfiledescriptorcount
                     329 |                  10240
(1 row)

The wildcard character * may be used with table names in the current schema. This allows matching several MBean objects within a single query. The following query returns information from the different Presto memory pools on each node:

SELECT freebytes, node, object_name
FROM jmx.current."com.facebook.presto.memory:*type=memorypool*";
 freebytes  |  node   |                       object_name
  214748364 | example | com.facebook.presto.memory:type=MemoryPool,name=reserved
 1073741825 | example | com.facebook.presto.memory:type=MemoryPool,name=general
  858993459 | example | com.facebook.presto.memory:type=MemoryPool,name=system
(3 rows)

History Schema

The history schema contains the list of tables configured in the connector properties file. The tables have the same columns as those in the current schema, but with an additional timestamp column that stores the time at which the snapshot was taken:

SELECT "timestamp", "uptime" FROM jmx.history."java.lang:type=runtime";
        timestamp        | uptime
 2016-01-28 10:18:50.000 |  11420
 2016-01-28 10:19:00.000 |  21422
 2016-01-28 10:19:10.000 |  31412
(3 rows)

Information Schema

The information_schema contains metadata about all the other schemas. To list all the available tables in this schema, run the following command:

SHOW TABLES FROM jmx.information_schema;