According to a recent press release, “The creators of Presto announced today the launch of the Presto Software Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the Presto open source distributed SQL query engine. The foundation is committed to ensuring the project remains open, collaborative and independent for decades to come. Known for its high performance, Presto lets companies perform interactive queries on data wherever it lives, and easily scales to accommodate the largest and most complex enterprise datasets. Prominent users include global leaders like Airbnb, Facebook, LinkedIn, Lyft, Netflix, Twitter, Uber, Walmart and many more.”
The release goes on, “The Presto project was founded in 2012 by a small engineering team at Facebook with the goals of building a high performance, standards compliant, easy-to-use and dependable query engine capable of scaling to the largest datasets (exabyte scale) in the world. From day one, the project was designed and developed to be maintained by an independent open source community. In 2013, the software was released under the Apache License and development opened to the public. Since then, the Presto community has expanded globally, with developers in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Poland, Singapore, the U.S., the U.K. and more. ‘From the beginning, we stressed the importance of code quality, architectural extensibility and open collaboration with the community,’ said Martin Traverso, co-creator of Presto and co-founder of the Presto Software Foundation. ‘With the rapid expansion of both the Presto user base and Presto developer community over the last several years, establishing a non-profit to institutionalize these values is the next logical step to ensure that this project stands the test of time’.”
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