PrestoDB runs at Facebook
Trino does not run at Facebook
“At Facebook alone, over a thousand employees use Presto, running several million queries and processing petabytes of data per day. After creating Presto we open sourced it to see if other companies were having the same issues and wanted to collaborate. It turns out many other companies were interested and so under The Linux Foundation, we believe the project can engage others and grow the community for the benefit of all.”
Kathy Kam, Head of Open Source at Facebook.
A Brief History of Presto
Facebook develops Presto
The original creators of Presto leave Facebook and create a hard fork, confusingly named PrestoSQL, and put it in their own non-profit organization, the Presto Software Foundation
The creators become cofounders and CTOs of Starburst, a commercial vendor for their hard fork PrestoSQL.
Coinciding with the 1 year anniversary of the Presto Foundation, 650+ attend the first PrestoCon, with all sessions available on the Presto Foundation’s YouTube channel. Hear about all the innovations for PrestoDB in the past year in the keynote, what Facebook has planned, and what is the future vision as discussed by a panel of experts.
Negotiations with The Linux Foundation end, and the PrestoSQL hard fork is rebranded as Trino. The Presto Software Foundation is also rebranded at Trino Software Foundation. This makes it clear that these are two different, divergent projects.
Presto is one of the fastest growing open source projects in the data analytics space.
Only in Presto – Not in Trino
To understand more about Presto vs Trino, hear about the PrestoDB roadmap, watch this video from the Chair of the Technical Steering Committee and this one from Biswapesh Chattopadhyay, Tech Leader of Compute Infra at Facebook. Come join us in developing Presto, we welcome community participation. Below are some of the recent and current innovations.
Additional User Defined Functions
Support for dynamic SQL functions is now available in experimental mode. Docs
Disaggregated Coordinator (a.k.a. Fireball)
Scale out the coordinator horizontally and revamp the RPC stack. In Beta in Q1 2021. PrestoCon Day Session (Mar 2021)
is an ongoing contributor to PrestoDB.
Here are some of the recent features Ahana engineers have developed and open sourced:
Presto Foundation: Community-driven Presto
The Presto Foundation is guided by three main principles defined here
One open, neutral and united Presto community
Open, transparent technical leadership and direction
No one individual or company is greater than the project and its community
Every member in the Presto Foundation works together towards these principles. The Presto Foundation is an industry consortium focused on growing the use of Presto and has grown to 10 members today. Everyone is welcome.
Linux Foundation and Open Source
The Linux Foundation is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation provides unparalleled support for open source communities through financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Working together, the Linux Foundation and its projects form the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology.
Open Source creates a lot of goodness for developers, technologists and organizations. But to foster collaboration, developers prefer projects that have governance & transparency. The Presto Foundation under the Linux Foundation brings this to PrestoDB.