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Trino Community Broadcast

19: Data Ingestion to Iceberg and Trino

Jun 10, 2021




Video sections


Release 358


  • SHOW STATS support for arbitrary queries.
  • Performance improvements for ORDER BY ... LIMIT queries on sorted data.
  • Support for Hive views containing LATERAL VIEW.


  • Reduced graceful shutdown time
  • A bunch of performance and correctness fixes
  • Removed support for legacy JDBC string in driver jdbc:presto:

More info at

Release 357


  • Support for subquery expressions that produce multiple columns.
  • Aggregation pushdown for ClickHouse connector.
  • Rule support for identifier mapping in various connectors.
  • New format_number function.
  • Cast row types as JSON objects.


  • Print dynamic filters summary in EXPLAIN ANALYZE
  • Fix trusted cert usage for OAuth
  • clear command in CLI
  • Numerous smaller connector changes - check your favourite connector

More at

Here are Cory’s slides that you can use to follow along while listening to the podcast.

PR of the week: PR 1905 Add format_number function

The PR of the week, is a simple but always useful PR done by maintainer Yuya Ebihara. This fixes issue 1878 that makes a nice format for very large numbers that get returned from the query to be truncated with a value suffix like (B - billion, M - million, K - thousand, etc…). Rather than reuse the CLI’s FormatUtils class, which missed various cases, he created his own implementation that solves for those issues. Thanks Yuya!

Demo: Showing the format_number functionality

Here are the examples we ran in the show.

SELECT format_number(DOUBLE '1234.5');

SELECT format_number(DOUBLE '-9223372036854775808');

SELECT format_number(DOUBLE '9223372036854775807');

SELECT format_number(REAL '-999');

SELECT format_number(REAL '999');

SELECT format_number(DECIMAL '-1000');

SELECT format_number(DECIMAL '1000');

SELECT format_number(999999999);

SELECT format_number(1000000000);

Question of the week: How do I search nested objects in Elasticsearch from Trino?

A question posted to StackOverflow asked how to search nested objects using the Elasticsearch connector.

Trino maps a nested object type to a ROW the same way that it maps a standard object type during a read. The nested designation itself serves no purpose to Trino since it only determines how the object is stored in Elasticsearch.

Check out Brian’s full answer to this question.


  • The “frog” book has been translated to Chinese! Keep your eyes peeled for the rebrand into Trino for the translation.



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Music for the show is from the Megaman 6 Game Play album by Krzysztof Słowikowski.