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Open-Source Presto®

Presto is an open source distributed SQL engine for running fast analytic queries against various data sources ranging in size from gigabytes to petabytes. Presto was designed and built from scratch for interactive analytics. It approaches the speed of commercial data warehouses while scaling to the size of very large organizations. Presto was originally developed by Facebook to scale to the data size and performance they needed.

In Fall 2012 a small team of four engineers at Facebook started working on Presto. By Spring 2013, the first version was successfully rolled out within Facebook. Later that year, Facebook open sourced Presto under the Apache License. In 2018 Martin, Dain, and David left Facebook to pursue building an open source community full-time, under the new name PrestoSQL, which in 2020 became Trino. Facebook and others continued with Presto.

Presto Features

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Presto Use Cases

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Presto Connectors

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The Differences between Presto and Trino

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Starburst Enterprise

Fast, free, distributed SQL query engine for big data analytics

Starburst offers a free, unlicensed version which includes:

  • Certified and secure releases
  • Cost-based optimization for federated queries
  • Connector extensions, including table statistics
  • Usage metrics

Data leaders trust Trino (formerly PrestoSQL)

Netflix, Verizon, FINRA, AirBnB, Comcast, Yahoo, and Lyft are powering some of the biggest analytic projects in the world with Trino.

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