6.1. Getting Started: A Quick Guide to Presto on Kubernetes

Follow along with the below sections to quickly and easily navigate Starburst Presto on Kubernetes.

Prerequisites & Overview

It is required that you are familiar with Kubernetes. Please refer to kubernetes.io for more information. To familiarize yourself with specific elements of Starburst Presto on Kubernetes, see the Prerequisites and Overview of Presto on Kubernetes sections of the Starburst documentation.


Starburst Presto can be deployed on Google Kubernetes Engine as well as any other modern Kubernetes cluster (both on-prem and in the cloud). It is also possible to run Presto Kubernetes on Minikube for testing purposes. For more details how to deploy Presto on Google Kubernetes Engine, refer to Presto on Google Kubernetes Engine.

Starburst Presto on Kubernetes can be installed from DockerHub. For more details, refer to Deploy Presto on Kubernetes from DockerHub.

Starburst Presto on Kubernetes can be installed using an offline installation package. The package contains installation instructions, Kubernetes resource YAMLs and Docker images used by the Presto cluster.


Starburst Kubernetes integration allows adding a user-defined bootstrap script to the Presto Kubernetes pods. This additional bootstrap script is executed on the Presto nodes (coordinators and workers) upon node startup. Refer to Custom Bootstrap Script for details.

If the additional bootstrap script mechanism is insufficient, you can further customize Docker images used by Starburst Presto on Kubernetes. This allows you to to extend Presto with additional features, which are not supported by default. For more details, refer to Building custom Presto Docker images.


Once your Presto cluster has been created, it’s time to query. Our Querying Presto section guides you through the process of accessing and querying your cluster with a CLI client.

Release notes

Release notes