For many latency-sensitive SQL workloads, Presto is often bound by retrieving distant data. In this talk, Rohit Jain from Facebook and Bin Fan from Alluxio will introduce their teams’ collaboration on adding a local on-SSD Alluxio cache inside Presto workers to improve unsatisfied Presto latency.

This talk will focus on:

  • Insights of the Presto workloads at Facebook w.r.t. cache effectiveness
  • API and internals of the Alluxio local cache, from design trade-offs (e.g. caching granularity, concurrency level and etc) to performance optimizations.
  • Initial performance analysis and timeline to deliver this feature for general Presto users.
  • Discussion on our future work to optimize cache performance with deeper integration with Presto

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Online Meetup | Optimizing Latency-Sensitive Queries for Presto at Facebook: A Collaboration Between Presto & Alluxio


Thursday, May 7


Rohit Jain is a software engineer at Facebook. He is currently developing solutions to help low latency queries in Presto at Facebook.

Software Engineer, Facebook

Speaker: Rohit Jain

Speaker: Yutian "James" Sun

Software Engineer, Facebook

Yutian "James" Sun is a Software Engineer at Facebook working on large-scale distributed database systems. Major interests are query optimization, data federation, and low-latency query execution. James received his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara focusing on data integration and data-centric processes.

Bin Fan is the founding engineer and VP of Open Source at Alluxio, Inc. Prior to Alluxio, he worked for Google to build the next-generation storage infrastructure. Bin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University on the design and implementation of distributed systems.

Speaker: Bin Fan

Founding Engineer & VP of OS, Alluxio

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