Improving Presto Architectural Decisions with Alluxio Shadow Cache at Meta (Facebook)

With the collaboration between Meta (Facebook), Princeton University, and Alluxio, we have developed “Shadow Cache” – a lightweight Alluxio component to track the working set size and infinite cache hit ratio. Shadow cache can keep track of the working set size over the past window dynamically and is implemented by a series of bloom filters. Shadow cache is deployed in Meta (Facebook) Presto and is being leveraged to understand the system bottleneck and help with routing design decisions.

Using Consistent Hashing in Presto to Improve Caching Data Locality in Dynamic Clusters

Running Presto with Alluxio is gaining popularity in the community. It avoids long latency reading data from remote storage by utilizing SSD or memory to cache hot dataset close to Presto workers. Presto supports hash-based soft affinity scheduling to enforce that only one or two copies of the same data are cached in the entire cluster, which improves cache efficiency by allowing more hot data cached locally. The current hashing algorithm used, however, does not work well when cluster size changes. This article introduces a new hashing algorithm for soft affinity scheduling, consistent hashing, to address this problem.

Presto: Fast SQL-on-anything across data lakes, DBMS, and NoSQL Data stores

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 Comcast, GrubHub, FINRA, LinkedIn, Lyft, Netflix, Slack, Zalando, 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.

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StorageQuery: federated querying on object stores, powered by Alluxio and Presto

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Over the last few years, organizations have worked towards the separation of storage and compute for a number of benefits in the areas of cost, data duplication and data latency. Cloud resolves most of these issues but comes to the expense of needing a way to query data on remote storages. Alluxio and Presto are a powerful combination to address the compute problem, which is part of the strategy used by Simbiose Ventures to create a product called StorageQuery – A platform to query files in cloud storages with SQL.

Serving Structured Data in Alluxio: Concept

This article introduces Structured Data Management available in the latest Alluxio 2.2.0 release, a new effort to provide further benefits to SQL and structured data workloads using Alluxio.