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Lie #5 — Vendor Benchmarks Measure Real-World Performance

By: Justin Borgman
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 the…

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

By: Justin Borgman
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 lost.…

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

By: Justin Borgman
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 becoming…

Lie #2 — The modern data stack is modern

By: Justin Borgman
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 are…

Lie #1 — A single source of truth

By: Justin Borgman
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 of…

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

By: Justin Borgman
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. This…

The Seeds of Revolution

By: Justin Borgman
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). 10…

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

By: Justin Borgman
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 solution…

Welcome to Starburst, Andrii Rosa!

By: Justin Borgman
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 he…

Starburst Announces $250M Series D

By: Justin Borgman
February 9, 2022

It has been a year since our last funding news and I’m thrilled to announce that Starburst has raised $250M in Series D financing at…

2021 in Review: 3, 2, 1… Liftoff!

By: Justin Borgman
December 7, 2021

3 Public Clouds. 2 Products. 1 Fast-Growing Company. 2021 was a year filled with major milestones here at Starburst.  We tripled the business by every…

Starburst Galaxy Now Available on All Three Major Clouds

By: Justin Borgman
November 29, 2021

Today I’m excited to announce that Starburst Galaxy, our fully-managed SaaS platform, is now available on all three major clouds. Although it’s standard in our…

Starburst Vision: How We’ll Get There

By: Justin Borgman
August 25, 2021

At Starburst, our mission is simple: We free our customers to see the invisible and achieve the impossible. We help companies see the invisible by…

Let Starburst Light Up Your World

By: Justin Borgman
August 20, 2021

At Starburst, we want to free our customers to see the invisible and achieve the impossible. Seeing the invisible means allowing you to have access…

Starburst is The Analytics Engine for Data Mesh

By: Justin Borgman
August 6, 2021

Get early access to free early release chapters (including the newly released chapter!) of the O’Reilly book, Data Mesh: Delivering Data-Driven Value at Scale, written…

What is Data Mesh?

By: Justin Borgman
July 29, 2021

Get early access to free early release chapters (including the newly released chapter!) of the O’Reilly book, Data Mesh: Delivering Data-Driven Value at Scale, written…

Starburst Stargate: The Final Frontier in Analytics Anywhere

By: Justin Borgman
June 9, 2021

Today we announced Starburst Stargate, the industry’s first gateway for global cross-cloud analytics. I’m excited to share more behind why we built this and what…

Announcing: Starburst Galaxy

By: Justin Borgman
February 2, 2021

Today at Datanova, we announced our brand new product, Starburst Galaxy, a cloud-native service which provides fast and secure access to all of the data…

Unicorn Valuation, Workhorse Values: Part 2 of Our Series C Announcement

By: Justin Borgman
January 6, 2021

Today we announced that Starburst has raised $100M in Series C financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, along with our existing…

Starburst Announces $100M Series C Led by Andreessen Horowitz

By: Justin Borgman
January 6, 2021

I’m excited to announce that Starburst has raised $100M in Series C financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Salesforce Ventures, along with our…

PrestoSQL becomes Trino

By: Justin Borgman
December 28, 2020

What’s in a Name? Just like Linux, there are multiple derivatives of Presto. Trino is the one maintained by the creators of Presto. “What's in…

The Rise of X Analytics in an Uncertain Economy

By: Justin Borgman
September 30, 2020

Last week, as part of the Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit, I spoke about an interesting new trend called X Analytics. Gartner coined the concept…

Building an Inclusive Meritocracy at Starburst

Starburst recently announced a $42M Series B, and we are lucky enough to be having a major growth spurt. At the same time, we are…

Starburst Announces $42 Million Series B

By: Justin Borgman
June 16, 2020

I’m excited to announce today that Starburst has raised $42 million in Series B funding, just a little over six months after raising our $22…

Starburst and The Presto Foundation

By: Justin Borgman
June 1, 2020

Since the first day I met Presto creators Martin, Dain, and David at Facebook back in 2014, I was convinced that they were building something…

Why Starburst is offering free software to COVID-19 Researchers

By: Justin Borgman
March 17, 2020

We’re all in this together. Whether you’re concerned about yourself, your loved ones, or our economy - everyone is watching the news as they try…

2019 in Review: Fueled up and ready to go

By: Justin Borgman
February 4, 2020

  What happened in 2019? 2019 was a big year for Starburst. Today we shared some of our major accomplishments: ...

“I Got Options” – The Power of Optionality in Enterprise Data Architectures

By: Justin Borgman
July 9, 2019

“I got, I got, I got, I got options” - Pitbull It’s the 1980s and computers are revolutionizing industries of all shapes and sizes.  A database…

How Storage Compute Separation is Changing the Way Enterprises Interact with Their Data

By: Justin Borgman
June 4, 2019

I’m sure you know the difference between storage and compute, and why the separation of these two layers is such a critical piece of an…

Announcing Starburst Presto 302e with Mission Control

By: Justin Borgman
March 6, 2019

I'm pleased to announce general availability of Starburst Presto 302e, the most exciting and feature rich new Presto release by Starburst to date. When we…

The Presto Software Foundation

By: Justin Borgman
January 31, 2019

By now, we all know the Presto origin story: Three brilliant developers, Martin, Dain, and David, join Facebook in 2012 and start the Presto project…

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