Facebook Presto with Christopher Berner

Presto is a low latency SQL language built for interactive analysis.



Christopher Berner works on Presto at Facebook.


  • Is Presto for data scientists, developers, or everyone?
  • What are the problems with Hive?
  • How does Hive break a query into mapreduces?
  • How do the clients, coordinators, and workers interact?
  • Is Presto both fast and cheap?
  • How does Presto tune Java to get speed improvements?
  • What are the advantages to doing open-source within Facebook but not within Apache?


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