🎊 Happy Holidays from The Presto Community - December 2021 Community Update


Hi all. Here are the Presto Community Updates for December 2021!

PrestoCon Recap 👏

Though PrestoCon has ended over a week ago, we’re still buzzing from the experience of coming together as a community and sharing our diverse set of technical skills, best practices and use cases around using Presto.

To view the sessions offered at PrestoCon, head over to the playlist.

We're proud to have been awarded the Gold Diversity and Inclusion Award from the CHAOSS project, a nod to the attention given to ensuring diverse representation was prioritized. 

Be sure to join us on Slack to stay informed about the next PrestoCon, and sign up to The Presto Meetup Community to join us for upcoming Meetups!

Presto Software Releases

What a great way to end a successful year with PrestoCon as well as two new releases with these awesome features:

Weighted Split Scheduling 

This feature adds support for scheduling splits to workers based on a computed weight for each split instead of split count. There no behavior changes when splits are sized appropriately but when the hive connector is processing small files, the worker split queues are allowed to be deeper to compensate which significantly improves performance

🤩 Another great contribution from James Petty!

 Google Sheet Connector 

The Google Sheets connector allows reading Google Sheets spreadsheets as tables in Presto

Shout out to Chen Liang for his contribution!

Add support for reading LZ4 and ZSTD-compresed parquet data 

Now users can use ZSTD which is a more efficient compression mechanism and with this feature enabled, users can read the LZ4 and ZSTD data from Presto and gain significant reduction in storage size over SNAPPY and GZIP. 

🤩 Shout out to Xinli Shang for adding this great feature!

 Support Caching with the Iceberg connector 

Starting 0.266, users can enable caching with Iceberg connector

🤩 Great contribution from maobaolong for Apache Iceberg users.

Community Content

Recordings are available from recent events. Enjoy at your leisure!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays! 🎊See you in 2022. 

Patricia Dugan

Sr. Community Manager for Presto at Ahana