Presto Newsletter – June 2019

Welcome to the 12th 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.



Presto talk at DataCouncil in Singapore (July 17th):
Join Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski, CTO of Starburst as he discusses how to optimize the performance of Presto across different data sources, often with incomplete or differing data statisitics.

Presto Conference Tokyo (July 11th):
Hosted by Arm Trasure Data. Join the co-creators of Presto and founders of the Presto Software Foundation, along with a variety of speakers from large Presto users for the first ever Presto conference in Japan.


Presto News & Knowledge

Recap and slides from Presto Summit 2019 @ Twitter:
On June 20th, the Presto Summit 2019 was hosted by Starburst, The Presto Software Foundation, and Twitter. Read a complete recap of the day and download the presentations from some of the largest Presto users in tech and retail. Videos of the presentations will soon follow.

Presto Monitoring with Datadog:
Datadog recently announced support for Presto integration with their data monitoring software. Monitor more than 100 Presto performance and resource usage metrics alongside metrics from various other data stores.

Presto & Databricks Delta reader:
Starburst is excited to announce Presto Databricks Delta Lake compatibility. Read our blog to learn more about what this entails.

The Key to Future-Proofing any Enterprise Data Architecture: Create Optionality:
In a recent Inside Big Data article, Starburst CEO, Justin Borgman is interviewed about how separation of compute and storage affects interactions with data, and how this can future-proof your big data architecture.

Apache Phoenix Connector makes HBase available to Presto:
Read all about the new Apache Phoenix Connector and how this enables you to query data stored in HBase.

User impersonation in Presto connectors:
User impersonation enables Presto to be authenticated when accessing external service through the connector. With this approach Presto authenticates in the external service using credentials stored in connector properties file, but once it connects it informs the external service that any further action in given session should be performed on behalf of current Presto user.


Presto Releases & New Features 

Starburst Presto on Kubernetes


Engineers Corner 

Quix by Wix: a notebook tool for Presto
Quix is a multi-user, easy-to-use notebook manager. By utilizing Presto it provides unified access to multiple data sources and effectively acts as a shared space for your company’s BI insights and know-how.

Removing redundant ORDER BY:
Some SQL constructs such as ORDER BY do not affect query results in many situations, and can negatively affect performance unless the optimizer is smart enough to remove them. This feature has been added in Presto 312! Read more about what this entails.

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