Introduction to Presto: The SQL Engine for Data Platform Teams

Dipti Borkar (Ahana) and Tim Meehan (Facebook) - Presto Community Track - Percona Live 2021

Presto is an open source high performance, distributed SQL query engine. Born at Facebook in 2012, Presto was built to run interactive queries on large Hadoop-based clusters. Today it has grown to support many users and use cases including ad hoc query, data lake analytics, and federated querying. In this session, we will give an overview on Presto including architecture and how it works, the problems it solves, and most common use cases. We’ll also share the latest innovation in the project as well as what’s on the roadmap.




Dipti Borkar

Ahana, Cofounder & Chief Product Officer

Dipti is the co-founder and CPO of Ahana with over 15 years experience in distributed data and database technology including relational, NoSQL and federated systems. She is also the Presto Foundation Outreach Chairperson. Prior to Ahana, Dipti held VP roles at Alluxio, Kinetica and Couchbase. At Alluxio, she was Vice President of Products and at Couchbase she held several leadership positions there including VP, Product Marketing, Head of Global Technical Sales and Head of Product Management. Earlier in her career Dipti managed development teams at IBM DB2 Distributed where she started her career as a database software engineer. Dipti holds a M.S. in Computer Science from UC San Diego, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Tim Meehan

Facebook, Software Engineer

Tim is a Software Engineer at Facebook working on Presto and is also a Presto Foundation Technical Steering Committee member and Committer. His interests are in Presto reliability and scalability.

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