What is Presto?

Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes ranging from gigabytes to petabytes.

High performance

Presto is a highly parallel and distributed query engine, that is built from the ground up for efficient, low latency analytics.


Supports diverse use cases: ad-hoc analytics at interactive speeds, massive multi-hour batch queries, and high volume apps that perform sub-second queries.

In-place analysis

You can natively query data in Hadoop, S3, Cassandra, MySQL, and many others, without the need for complex and error-prone processes for copying the data to a proprietary storage system.

Query federation

Access data from multiple systems within a single query. For example, join historic log data stored in S3 with real-time customer data stored in MySQL.

Works with existing BI tools

Presto is an ANSI SQL compliant query engine and works with BI tools such as R, Tableau, MicroStrategy, Power BI, and Superset.


Presto is used for critical business operations, including financial results for public markets, by some of the largest organizations in the world.

Runs everywhere

Presto is optimized for both on-premise and cloud environments such as Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud.


The largest organizations in the world use Presto to run exabyte scale warehouses.


The Presto project is community driven project under the non-profit Presto Software Foundation.