Presto is an open source distributed SQL engine for running fast analytic queries against various data sources ranging in size from gigabytes to petabytes. Presto was designed and built from scratch for interactive analytics. It approaches the speed of commercial data warehouses while scaling to the size of very large organizations.
Presto was originally developed by Facebook to scale to the data size and performance they needed. In Fall 2012 a small team of four engineers at Facebook started working on Presto. By Spring 2013, the first version was successfully rolled out within Facebook. Later that year, Facebook open sourced Presto under the Apache License. Since then the Presto community has thrived with a lot of internal contributions from Facebook and external contributions from other organizations.