Justin Borgman

Co-Founder & CEO, Starburst

Justin Borgman is a subject matter expert on all things big data & analytics. Prior to founding Starburst, he was Vice President & GM at Teradata (NYSE: TDC), where he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of Hadoop products. Justin joined Teradata in 2014 via the acquisition of his company Hadapt where he was co-founder and CEO. Hadapt created “SQL on Hadoop” turning Hadoop from a file system to an analytic database accessible by any BI tool. He founded Starburst in 2017, seeking to give analysts the freedom to analyze diverse data sets wherever their location, without compromising on performance. Recently, Justin was named one of the most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 by Goldman Sachs and received the 2022 BIG Awards for Business Entrepreneur Award.

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The Icehouse: An update on our commitment to the Open Lakehouse

May 2, 2024

When we first announced our commitment to build a fully managed Icehouse platform, we saw the emerging need for a platform that provides a...

The Icehouse Manifesto: Building an Open Lakehouse

February 28, 2024

There is a revolution brewing. Dave Vellante and George Gilbert sounded the alarm in their October 15th, 2023 article, identifying a new data platform...

BestSecret’s data journey: Moving beyond Snowflake

August 16, 2023

Of all the seventy-plus speakers at the festival, there was one presentation that I found to be particularly interesting – and not because the speaker also happens to be our customer. That presentation was from Lutz Künneke, Director of Engineering, and Isa Inalcik, Senior Data Engineer, at BestSecret, a leading European online destination for off-price fashion based near Munich, Germany. As Künneke got to the stage, the first words out of his mouth were: “We are moving off of Snowflake.” 

Lie #5 — Vendor Benchmarks Measure Real-World Performance

February 7, 2023

Professional athletes aren’t remembered for how well they practiced. They’re remembered for how well they perform in the big game.  Technology needs to be...

Lie #4 — You need to hire to close the skills gap

February 6, 2023

There’s a growing chasm separating the digital-first businesses from the rest of the pack.  But many are stuck somewhere in the middle. And they’re...

Lie #3 — You’re ready for the AI + ML deep end

February 3, 2023

You’ve hired pedigreed data scientists and engineers, invested in shiny new software, and perhaps even reorganized your entire business, all in the hopes of...

Lie #2 — The modern data stack is modern

February 2, 2023

The cloud revolution promised to help businesses operate with a level of efficiency and scale never before possible. Instead, after years of investment, companies...

Lie #1 — A single source of truth

February 1, 2023

Technology vendors have long peddled a version of nirvana where all of a company’s data would be centralized in one location.  The “single source...

Dismantling the Status Quo Of Data Silos And Vendor Lock-In

December 19, 2022

Dear all,  Starburst had a phenomenal 2022 and it is a reflection of the trust that our customers, partners and employees have in us....

The Seeds of Revolution

October 6, 2022

Starburst is an unusual story. You likely know our origins by now. My co-founders are the creators of Trino (and previously Presto at Facebook)....

Starburst Acquires Varada To Deliver Faster (and Cheaper) Data Lake Analytics

June 23, 2022

I’m excited to announce the acquisition of Varada, a data analytics accelerator, based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. Varada offers a data lake analytics...

Welcome to Starburst, Andrii Rosa!

March 18, 2022

Andrii Rosa is one of the top 5 all-time contributors to Presto. He was also the last remaining top 5 contributor at Facebook until...

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