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#30. "Facebook Presto - SQL-on-Anything"­

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We are happy to invite you to the 29th meetup of WHUG. This time we'll be pleased to host Grzegorz Kokosiński & Karol Sobczak from Teradata Presto team who will talk about Presto distributed SQL engine

Title: Facebook Presto - SQL-on-Anything

One of the key differences between Presto and Hive, also a crucial functional requirement Facebook made when launching this new SQL engine project, was to have the opportunity to query different kinds of data sources via a uniform ANSI SQL interface.
Presto, an open source distributed analytical SQL engine, implements this with it’s connector architecture, creating an abstraction layer for anything that can be expressed as in a row-like format, ranging from MySQL tables, HDFS, Amazon S3 to NoSQL stores, Kafka streams and proprietary data sources. Presto connector SPI allows anyone to implement a Presto connector and benefit from the capabilities of the Presto SQL engine, enabling them to join data from various sources within a single SQL query.

Grzegorz Kokosiński is an experienced engineer in Teradata Labs (Teradata Center for Hadoop) and he is involved in development of Presto and its integration with the Teradata database. Grzegorz participated in core development of Hadapt before its acquisition by Teradata in 2014. Before that he worked in IBM/Netezza. A graduate of Warsaw University of Technology.

Karol Sobczak is an engineer involved in the development of Presto in Polish branch of Teradata Labs. Previously, he worked at Hadapt and companies such as IBM Research and A graduate of Warsaw University and the Vrije University of Amsterdam