Presto Benchmarks

Performance comparisons to help you plan your Presto deployment

Presto Cost-Based Query Optimization White Paper

Fast SQL Performance that’s Simple to Scale


Discover how well the Presto distributed SQL engine performs on different platforms, under different workloads, and against various alternatives.

These test results can help you make informed decisions on whether Presto is a good fit for your project, and how to configure a Presto deployment to handle different size workloads.

Starburst vs. Open Source Presto on AWS

Starburst developers ran the TPC-DS benchmark on Starburst Presto vs. AWS EMR Presto.

Starburst ran 12x faster at 1/7th the cost.

Presto vs. AWS EMR performance benchmark

Starburst vs. Redshift price performance

Concurrency Labs compared Starburst Presto and Redshift, using the TPC-H benchmark.

For comparable performance, the monthly cost of Starburst Presto was 45% less expensive.

Presto vs. Redshift performance benchmark

Starburst vs. “vanilla” Presto

Starburst developers ran the TPC-DS benchmark on Starburst Presto (with cost-based query optimization) vs. the “vanilla” Presto 195.

Starburst Presto ran TPC-DS queries up to 13x faster.

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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

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