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Facebook query software crawls data mountains more quickly

Joab Jackson | March 18, 2015
Facebook engineers have revamped the company's open source Presto query engine to run up to four times faster, making it even more feasible for very large scale data warehouse work.

Presto is one of a number of SQL query engines developed for interrogating massive amounts of data across multiple servers in parallel. Cloudera developed Impala for similar reasons. Pivotal also created HAWQ for the same purpose, borrowing technology from its Greenplum database technology.

 

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