On Demand Video

Presto: Query Anything – Data Engineer’s Perspective


Presto, an open source distributed SQL engine, is widely recognized for its low-latency queries, high concurrency, and native ability to query multiple data sources. Proven at scale in a variety of use cases at Airbnb, Comcast, GrubHub, Facebook, FINRA, LinkedIn, Lyft, Netflix, Twitter, and Uber, in the last few years Presto experienced an unprecedented growth in popularity in both on-premises and cloud deployments over Object Stores, HDFS, NoSQL and RDBMS data stores.

This talk will discuss best use cases for Presto from the Data Engineer’s perspective. In addition, we will present the recent Presto advancements such as Cost-Based Optimizer, Kubernetes-native deployment and the project roadmap going forward.


Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski is a technology leader in the large scale data warehousing and analytics space. He is CTO of Starburst, the enterprise Presto company. Prior to co-founding Starburst, Kamil was the Chief Architect at the Teradata Center for Hadoop in Boston, focusing on the open source SQL engine Presto. Previously, he was the co-founder and chief software architect of Hadapt, the first SQL-on-Hadoop company, acquired by Teradata in 2014.

Martin Traverso is the co-creator of Presto and co-founder of the Presto Software Foundation. Previously, he was at Facebook where he led the Presto team.

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