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Teradata Launches First Enterprise Support for Presto

June 8, 2015 | SAN DIEGO

Makes multi-year commitment to open source query engine

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced a multi-year commitment to contribute to Presto’s open source development and provide the industry’s first commercial support. Based on a three-phase roadmap, Teradata’s contributions will be 100 percent open source under the Apache® license and will advance Presto’s modern code base, proven scalability, iterative querying, and the ability to query multiple data repositories. Teradata’s contribution to Presto will make it easier for more companies to extract insights from data lakes and enable them to leverage those insights across their entire analytical ecosystem.

Developed and used by Facebook, Presto is a powerful, next-generation, open source SQL query engine which supports big data analytics. There is a growing interest in Presto, with leading companies adopting it, including Airbnb, DropBox, Gree, Groupon, and Netflix.

“Presto is an integral part of the Airbnb data infrastructure stack with hundreds of employees running queries each day with the technology. We are excited to see Teradata joining the Presto open source community and are encouraged by the direction of their contributions,” said James Mayfield, product lead, Airbnb.

"We are excited to see Teradata's commitment to Presto and adding capabilities in the open source domain. This will create interesting opportunities within our technical and business teams to open up more access options to our critical data. We think this is a positive for Teradata and for the community as a whole," said Steve Deasy, vice president of Engineering, Groupon.

“We look forward to collaborating with Facebook and the open source community to bring this Silicon Valley Hadoop analytic engine into main street enterprises,” said Justin Borgman, vice president and general manager, Teradata Center for Hadoop. Teradata. “To accelerate Presto deployments, our Think Big consulting teams help customers bring the value of Presto into their enterprise where it leverages the sophisticated analytical ecosystem enabled by Teradata’s range of advanced technologies.”

Presto complements Teradata® QueryGridTM software and fits within the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™ vision. Presto provides users the ability to originate queries directly from their Hadoop platform, while Teradata QueryGrid allows queries to be initiated from the Teradata Database and the Teradata Aster Database all through a common SQL protocol.

Presto runs on multiple Hadoop distributions. In addition, Presto can reach out from a Hadoop platform to query Cassandra, relational databases, or proprietary data stores. This cross-platform analytic capability allows Presto users to extract the maximum business value from data lakes of any size, from gigabytes to petabytes.

“Teradata’s support of Presto is a very smart move - it legitimizes Presto and boosts the Hadoop ecosystem. It will improve the ability of organizations to gain business insight from Hadoop,” said Robin Bloor, chief analyst and founder, The Bloor Group. “I expect Presto to rapidly become a ‘must have’ component of the analytical ecosystems boosted by Teradata’s commitment to open source development and commercial services.”

“The 100 percent open source contribution is a strategic move for Teradata which will accelerate the enterprise adoption of Presto,” said Tim Hall, vice president, Product Management, Hortonworks. “The open source community will benefit from Teradata’s core competencies in SQL and massive parallel processing.”

Teradata’s three-phase contribution to 100 percent open source code will advance Presto’s enterprise capabilities.

Phase 1 - Enhance essential features that simplify the adoption of Presto, including installation, support documentation, and basic monitoring. The Phase 1 capabilities are available today for download at or on Github

Phase 2 - Integrate Presto with other key parts of the big data ecosystem, such as standard Hadoop distribution management tools, interoperability with YARN, and connectors that extend Presto’s capabilities beyond the Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS). These features will be available at the end of 2015.

Phase 3 – Enable ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity API) to expand adoption within organizations and enhance integration with business intelligence tools. Enhance security by providing access based on job roles. These enhancements will be available in 2016.


Teradata Contributions to Presto

In addition to its open source contributions, Teradata commercial support is now available from Think Big consulting. Think Big will offer its proven expertise in three areas to enable users to feel confident about putting Presto into production with assistance:

Presto Jumpstart – In the cloud or onsite, Think Big will assist with piloting new functionality

Presto Development – In the cloud or onsite, Think Big consultants will help customers design, build, and deploy a Presto solution

Think Big Academy - Two-day workshops will help customers understand the best uses and criteria for architectural decisions

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