Node Scheduler Properties#


  • Type: integer

  • Default value: 100

The target value for the total number of splits that can be running for each worker node.

Using a higher value is recommended, if queries are submitted in large batches (e.g., running a large group of reports periodically), or for connectors that produce many splits that complete quickly. Increasing this value may improve query latency, by ensuring that the workers have enough splits to keep them fully utilized.

Setting this too high wastes memory and may result in lower performance due to splits not being balanced across workers. Ideally, it should be set such that there is always at least one split waiting to be processed, but not higher.


  • Type: integer

  • Default value: 10

The number of outstanding splits that can be queued for each worker node for a single stage of a query, even when the node is already at the limit for total number of splits. Allowing a minimum number of splits per stage is required to prevent starvation and deadlocks.

This value must be smaller than node-scheduler.max-splits-per-node, is usually increased for the same reasons, and has similar drawbacks if set too high.


  • Type: integer

  • Minimum value: 1

  • Default value: 10

The minimum number of candidate nodes that are evaluated by the node scheduler when choosing the target node for a split. Setting this value too low may prevent splits from being properly balanced across all worker nodes. Setting it too high may increase query latency and increase CPU usage on the coordinator.


  • Type: string

  • Allowed values: uniform, topology

  • Default value: uniform

Sets the node scheduler policy to use when scheduling splits. uniform attempts to schedule splits on the host where the data is located, while maintaining a uniform distribution across all hosts. topology tries to schedule splits according to the topology distance between nodes and splits. It is recommended to use uniform for clusters where distributed storage runs on the same nodes as Presto workers.

  • Type: string

  • Default value: machine

A comma-separated string describing the meaning of each segment of a network location. For example, setting region,rack,machine means a network location contains three segments.

  • Type: string

  • Allowed values: flat, file

  • Default value: flat

Sets the network topology type. To use this option, node-scheduler.policy must be set to topology. flat has only one segment, with one value for each machine. file loads the topology from a file as described below.

  • Type: string

Load the network topology from a file. To use this option, must be set to file. Each line contains a mapping between a host name and a network location, separated by whitespace. Network location must begin with a leading / and segments are separated by a /. /region1/rack1/machine1 /region1/rack1/machine2 /region2/rack2/machine3

  • Type: duration

  • Minimum value: 1ms

  • Default value: 5m

Controls how often the network topology file is reloaded. To use this option, must be set to file.