Facebook Open-Sources Presto Engine

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 7, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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Presto is a distributed SQL query engine developed in-house at Facebook that they use for scouring their 300+ petabytes of data at the social network company. Facebook uses Hadoop clusters but Hive and other existing open-source tools didn't provide the low-latency results the company wanted, so a team set to develop Presto.

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