Presto Newsletter – Feb 2019

Welcome to the 8th issue of the Presto Newsletter. Please sign-up to get future issues to your mailbox. We aim to track the relevant news in the Presto community and keep you updated every month.


Strata Data in San Francisco, March 25-28
Lots of Presto talks at the conference!

Individual Strata Sessions:

Upcoming Webinars:


Presto News & Knowledge

Starburst Data’s road to providing the gateway to cloud storage
How Presto is at the core of helping companies create their new data lake with cloud storage.

Starburst Data Modernizes the Processes Behind Data Analytics
In an interview with CEO, Justin Borgman, this article explores the background of Starburst Data and how some of the most innovative customs are solving their problems with Presto.

Can On-Prem S3 Compete with HDFS for Analytic Workloads?
Let’s examine how Presto with on-prem S3 stacks up against traditional HDFS for analytical workloads. Can S3 compete?

2019 Database Trends – SQL Vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single Vs. Multiple Database Use
Wondering which databases are trending in 2019? Hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders were interviewed to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks

PrestoSQL on Docker
Docker has migrated the docker-presto-cluster to PrestoSQL, since the launch of the Presto Software Foundation earlier this month. Learn more about what that means here.

Presto Software Foundation in the news this month:


Presto Releases & New Features 

Starburst Presto 302e with Mission Control is out

Engineers Corner 

Pushdown of complex operations into Presto connectors (design doc):
The intent of this document is to capture high-level thoughts and ideas about how to add support for pushing down complex operations (filters, projections, aggregations, joins, etc) into connectors and allowing connectors to surface additional filters (for row-level security) or projections (for masking) during query planning.


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