Presto Newsletter – September 2018

Welcome to the third issue of the Presto Newsletter, a monthly round up of news and events relevant to the Presto community.


Presto at the @Scale Conference 2018 (San Jose, Sept 13)
Vaughn Washington from Facebook presented “Presto: Fast SQL on everything”:

Presto by Schibsted at BigDataConf (Barcelona, Sept 25-26)
The story of Schibsted Media Group journey from Athena to Presto to analyze billions of events.

Presto at Global AI Conference (Boston, Sept 25-27) 
Starburst CTO, Kamil Pawlikowski presented “Presto SQL-on-Anything Engine for Interactive Analytics.”


Presto News and Knowledge

Benchmark: Presto, Redshift, Snowflake, Azure, BigQuery,  by Fivetran
See how cloud data warehouse services compare on performance and cost.

FINRA success story with Presto
Read about FINRA’s journey to the cloud and Presto. Fraud detection use case analyzes 60 billion new financial trade events per day.

How to write custom Presto functions
Great article from Jampp. Starburst Presto added to Azure HDInsight
Ease of use, connectors, and performance of Presto now on Azure.

Are you taking only half of the advantage of Columnar File Formats?
Find out yourself thanks to this excellent article by Eric Sun from LinkedIn.

Recap from the Alluxio meetup in NYC
Learn about’s experience running a 100-node Presto cluster, plus other user stories, like BazaarVoice. Slides included.

Releases and new features

Starburst Presto on Azure HDInsight
Experience the power of Presto natively on Azure, querying data on Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Blob Storage.

Engineer’s Corner

Hudi: a new HDFS storage format from Uber
A talk from Strata NYC and slides from previous events.

A deep dive into Netflix Iceberg
A talk (and slides) from Strata NYC on the Iceberg project, a new table layout for cloud object stores.


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