Monitoring with JMX#

Presto exposes a large number of different metrics via the Java Management Extensions (JMX).

You have to enable JMX by setting the ports used by the RMI registry and server in the file:

  • jmx.rmiregistry.port: Specifies the port for the JMX RMI registry. JMX clients should connect to this port.

  • jmx.rmiserver.port: Specifies the port for the JMX RMI server. Presto exports many metrics, that are useful for monitoring via JMX.

JConsole (supplied with the JDK), VisualVM, and many other tools can be used to access the metrics in a client application. Many monitoring solutions support JMX. You can also use the JMX Connector and query the metrics using SQL.

Many of these JMX metrics are a complex metric object such as a CounterStat that has a collection of related metrics. For example, InputPositions has InputPositions.TotalCount, InputPositions.OneMinute.Count, and so on.

A small subset of the available metrics are described below.


  • Heap size: java.lang:type=Memory:HeapMemoryUsage.used

  • Thread count: java.lang:type=Threading:ThreadCount

Presto Cluster and Nodes#

  • Active nodes: presto.failureDetector:name=HeartbeatFailureDetector:ActiveCount

  • Free memory (general pool): presto.memory:type=ClusterMemoryPool:name=general:FreeDistributedBytes

  • Cumulative count (since Presto started) of queries that ran out of memory and were killed: presto.memory:name=ClusterMemoryManager:QueriesKilledDueToOutOfMemory

Presto Queries#

  • Active queries currently executing or queued: presto.execution:name=QueryManager:RunningQueries

  • Queries started: presto.execution:name=QueryManager:StartedQueries.FiveMinute.Count

  • Failed queries from last 5 min (all): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:FailedQueries.FiveMinute.Count

  • Failed queries from last 5 min (internal): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:InternalFailures.FiveMinute.Count

  • Failed queries from last 5 min (external): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:ExternalFailures.FiveMinute.Count

  • Failed queries (user): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:UserErrorFailures.FiveMinute.Count

  • Execution latency (P50): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:ExecutionTime.FiveMinutes.P50

  • Input data rate (P90): presto.execution:name=QueryManager:WallInputBytesRate.FiveMinutes.P90

Presto Tasks#

  • Input data bytes: presto.execution:name=TaskManager:InputDataSize.FiveMinute.Count

  • Input rows: presto.execution:name=TaskManager:InputPositions.FiveMinute.Count


Many connectors provide their own metrics. The metric names typically start with presto.plugin.