Deploy Alluxio Edge for Trino

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This document describes how to deploy Alluxio Edge for Trino to work with AWS S3 as UFS. The key step is to place Alluxio client jar files to the Trino path, update a few configurations, then proceed with the normal deployment of Trino.


  • Your AWS S3 credentials
  • Preparation of storage for Alluxio Edge: After identifying the storage mounted for Alluxio Edge cache, please note:
    • The size of the local storage to be provisioned for Alluxio Edge alluxio.user.client.cache.size
    • The path where it is mounted alluxio.user.client.cache.dirs
  • Assuming you already have Trino in your environment, and set up similarly as Trino deployment documentation. Note down the installation directory of Trino. We will refer to it as ${TRINO_HOME} throughout this document which you will need to update.

Request a trial version of Alluxio Edge. Contact your Alluxio account representative at to request a trial version of Alluxio Edge. Follow their instructions to download the installation tar file into the directory you prepared.

The tar file follows the naming convention alluxio-enterprise-*.tar.gz. For example, if the tarball is named alluxio-enterprise-3.x-4.0.0-bin-97a746cf8c.tar.gz, the alluxio version is 3.x-4.0.0.

Package Alluxio Edge with Trino

Remove any old Alluxio client jar files from the Trino directories

Running a command like this will usually work:

$ find ${TRINO_HOME} -name alluxio*shaded* -exec rm {} \;

Extract Alluxio Edge jars and Place into the Trino Directories

Two Alluxio Edge Java JAR files must be installed on each Trino node.

First, extract the Alluxio Edge client JAR file from the tar file using this command:

$ tar xf alluxio-enterprise-*.tar.gz alluxio-enterprise-*/client/alluxio-emon-*-client.jar
$ cp alluxio-enterprise-*/*/alluxio-emon-*-client.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/plugin/hive
$ cp alluxio-enterprise-*/*/alluxio-emon-*-client.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/plugin/hudi
$ cp alluxio-enterprise-*/*/alluxio-emon-*-client.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/plugin/delta-lake
$ cp alluxio-enterprise-*/*/alluxio-emon-*-client.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/plugin/iceberg

Then, extract the Alluxio Edge S3 under store filesystem integration JAR file using this command:

$ tar xf alluxio-enterprise-*.tar.gz alluxio-enterprise-*/lib/alluxio-underfs-emon-s3a-*.jar
$ cp alluxio-enterprise-*/*/alluxio-underfs-emon-s3a-*.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/lib/.

Download the Prometheus jar

Prometheus is the recommended database for observing the metrics that Alluxio Edge emits. If the JMX exporter for Prometheus is not already set up in your environment, you can download the Java agent JAR from . The file is named similarly to jmx_prometheus_javaagent-0.20.0.jar. Place it in the ${TRINO_HOME}/lib/ directory.

$ cp jmx_prometheus_javaagent-0.20.0.jar ${TRINO_HOME}/lib/.

Update Configurations

Update Alluxio Configurations in Trino JVM Config

You can configure Alluxio configuration properties via the Trino jvm.config file, which is usually inside ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/, with the following format

  -Dalluxio.<property name>=<value>

Defines the Alluxio Edge conf directory.

For example, to set ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/alluxio/ as the configuration directory for Alluxio Edge under, you would do the following

# Reference the Alluxio property file

We will use

Configure Alluxio Edge metrics for Prometheus integration.

Create jmx_export_config.yaml in configuration directory ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/alluxio/ with the following sample content.

  startDelaySeconds: 0
  ssl: false
    scrape_interval:     15s
    evaluation_interval: 15s
  - pattern: ".*"

In the jvm.config file, add the following:

# Setup Alluxio Edge cache metrics

Create Alluxio Edge Properties File

Create the file and place it in the config directory set in previous step. In our example, it is ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/alluxio/.

# DESC: This is the main Alluxio Edge properties file and should
#      be placed in the Alluxio Edge config directory, for example ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/alluxio/

# Insert custom definitions here

# end of file

Please refer to configuration settings for details.

Enable S3AFileSystem

Add the following to ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/alluxio/alluxio-core-site.xml to include the fs.s3a.impl property to ensure that Trino uses the S3AFileSystem when a Hive table LOCATION is set to the s3a:// scheme.

 <!-- Enable the Alluxio Edge Cache Integration for s3 URIs -->

  <!-- Enable the Alluxio Edge Cache Integration for s3a URIs -->

Update Catalogs

Configure the Trino catalog (such as HIVE and Delta Lake catalog) to reference the Alluxio enabled core-site.xml file to the resources. You can likely find the catalog files in ${TRINO_HOME}/etc/catalog/.

Some optional configurations


Deploy Trino

Now you can relaunch Trino with Alluxio Edge.