Presto Newsletter – September 2019

Welcome to the 15th 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 Summit NYC – Week of Dec 9th, 2019
Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce the Presto Summit is coming to New York City the week of December 9th, 2019. Final date, venue, and sponsors to be announced shortly.

Register to secure your spot here.

If you’d like to speak at this event please let us know at hello@starburstdata.com.


Webinar – Query Federation using Looker and Starburst Presto (October 29th @ 2pm ET)


Data Orchestration Summit (Nov 7th – Mountain View, CA)
Join our good friends at Alluxio as they host The Data Orchestration Summit on Nov 7th, 2019 in Mountain View, CA. This summit aims to bring together data engineers, cloud engineers, data scientists, and industry thought leaders who are solving data problems at the intersection of cloud, AI, and data. Register for your spot at the link above.


Presto News & Knowledge

Presto at Robinhood
Using Presto as their query engine, Robinhood ingests and processes terabytes of data every day. This post details their journey from identifying the challenges that led to the inception of a data lake at Robinhood, to how it was deployed and is currently helping Robinhood scale its data platform efficiently.


Presto and Starburst recognized by Datanami
Datanami recently announced the results of their “2019 Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards”, which recognize entities that have made a difference in the big data community. Starburst and Presto were both awarded:


New to Presto? We recently launched our ‘Presto Bytes’ series to give you the Presto 101:
Stay tuned as we continue to release more videos from this series in the upcoming weeks.


Webinar Video & SlidesBuilding a Federated Semantic Layer using Starburst Presto
In this September webinar, Tom Nats discusses the value of building a federated semantic layer and how to do so using Starburst Presto. Key topics covered include best practices to build a semantic layer across multiple data sources, how to secure and mask data using integrated Ranger rules, creating and exposing different “layers” of data to end users, and separating workloads and access using multiple Presto clusters. A live demo is also included at the end.


Presto Releases & New Features 

Starburst Presto on GCP
We recently introduced support for Starburst Presto on GCP and can be deployed using the Starburst Presto Kubernetes solution onto the Google Kubernete Engine (GKE). GKE is a secure, production ready, managed Kubernetes service in GCP managing for containerized applications.


Engineers Corner 

Upcoming Feature Announcement
Presto CLI will soon feature syntax highlighting and multi-line editing

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