Evan Smith

Technical Curriculum Developer

Evan Smith is a Technical Curriculum Developer who writes and records educational content for Starburst Academy. Before working at Starburst, he held a variety of technical communication and university teaching roles. Once upon a time, he worked as an academic researcher and teaching assistant in English Literature and Theory. He blends this love of writing, learning, and communication with a fascination for the technical and enjoys conveying complex topics in clear, readable ways.

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3 Data Ingestion Best Practices: The Trends to Drive Success

July 11, 2024

It’s time to talk about data pipelines, specifically data ingestion best practices. Typically, a data engineering pipeline has three stages:  Data Ingestion Data Transformation...

Why Apache Iceberg will accelerate competition for compute engines

June 13, 2024

Apache Iceberg emerged last week triumphant, having won the race to become king of the data lakehouse.  In many ways, this was a long...

Reduce Snowflake compute costs with Starburst Galaxy

May 14, 2024

The promise of Snowflake has always been the same–all the power of a data warehouse with the infinite scalability of the cloud. We could...

What’s the difference between Iceberg vs Delta Lake?

January 15, 2024

Apache Iceberg and Delta lake are both members of a new generation of data lakehouse technologies built to drive data warehouse functionality and performance...

5 Challenges of data warehouses

December 15, 2023

Many companies choose to use data warehouses, either on their own or alongside other data solutions. Whether or not a data warehouse is the...

What is the value of a data lakehouse?

December 1, 2023

In this post, we take a look at the advantages that data lakehouses hold regarding: (1) performance, (2) cost, (3) flexibility, and (4)compliance. Increased performance Benefits...

What is the difference between database and schema?

December 1, 2023

Data must be structured before it is moved into a data warehouse. Let’s examine how data in data warehouses is typically structured, and how...

A data lakehouse as a hybrid solution

October 17, 2023

Data lakehouses, also known as modern data lakes, are a hybrid solution that combines the functionality of data lakes, data warehouses, and databases into...

What are the advantages of a data lake?

October 1, 2023

This type of repository has various benefits over traditional data storage techniques. Let’s take a look at what data lakes can do. Data lakes...

5 amazing videos: Building a SQL-based data pipeline with Trino & Starburst

September 26, 2023

If you’re a data engineer tasked with building and managing data pipelines, Starburst Galaxy enables you to build a data pipeline workflow using modern data lakes and SQL. This approach offers both simplicity and power. What might have required a complex, user defined function (UDF) in Python using other systems can be accomplished with the accessibility and universality of SQL alongside the ease and cost effectiveness of the data lake. 

The benefits of a data warehouse vs. data lake vs. data lakehouse

August 29, 2023

Adopting a data lakehouse architecture over a traditional data warehouse comes with many business benefits. In fact, these differences are often the key reason that organizations make the transition from older technologies to modern ones. Let’s explore the business case for the adoption of a data lakehouse, also known as modern data lake, and see how it can improve versatility, maintain performance, and reduce costs. To do this, we’ll compare the differences between a data warehouse and data lake then discuss the hybrid advantage of a data lakehouse. 

How does data federation work?

August 3, 2023

Data federation enables seamless data access across multiple sources without centralization. Connect, analyze, and drive business insights efficiently with a wide range of connectors and enhanced options.

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