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A Better Solution For Managing and Maintaining Data Pipelines, Now In Public Preview

Customers who want a single, super fast and easy-to-use solution for both interactive and longer-running data pipeline queries now have a solution: take advantage of…

Introducing Great Lakes Connectivity for Starburst Galaxy

By: Tom Nats
May 4, 2022

We’re excited to announce Great Lakes connectivity for Starburst Galaxy with the latest release. This new feature enables connectivity to numerous data lakehouse file and…

The 2022 State of Data: A Sneak Peek

By: Tom Nats
March 10, 2022

I participated in a panel discussion with Karl Eklund, Principal Architect at Red Hat, and William Schnoeppner, Director of Research and Consulting at EMA at…

Part 2 of Current Data Patterns Blog Series: Data Lakehouse

By: Tom Nats
December 6, 2021

As companies shift their analytical ecosystems from on-premise to cloud and try to avoid “data lock-in”, we’re noticing some very interesting data patterns. This series…

Azure Data Lake: Powered by Starburst Galaxy

By: Tom Nats
December 2, 2021

Earlier this week, we announced the launch of Starburst Galaxy on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. Starburst Galaxy is the new fully-managed SaaS service from Starburst…

Part 1 of Current Data Patterns Blog Series: Hybrid Distributed Data Store and RDBMS

By: Tom Nats
August 12, 2021

As companies shift their analytical ecosystems from on-premise to cloud and try to avoid “data lock-in”, we’re noticing some very interesting data patterns. This series…

Azure Data Mesh: Powered by Starburst

By: Tom Nats
August 4, 2021

Microsoft has migrated thousands of customers to its Azure cloud platform and has quickly become the second most popular cloud provider. Companies have easily transitioned…

Starburst Global Access Control

By: Tom Nats
March 16, 2021

I had a meeting a few days ago with a new customer that is a large pharmaceutical company. The conversation went something like this: Me:…

Starburst Secrets – Hiding Sensitive Presto Credentials

By: Tom Nats
August 26, 2020

As Presto continues to rapidly become the SQL engine of choice powering the modern big data consumption layer, security is at the top of our…

The Death of Apache Drill

By: Tom Nats
August 6, 2020

One of the things that really drew me to and got me excited about Presto over 4 years ago was that it wasn’t tied to…

How to Optimize Presto Performance with Different Storage Layers

By: Tom Nats
June 4, 2020

Customers sometimes ask how they can make Presto even faster. One of my first questions back to them is “what are you using for your…

Starburst 332-e Release

By: Tom Nats
April 6, 2020

Another quarter, another huge release from our engineering team here at Starburst. The main focus of this release is performance and security. This major release…

Starburst Presto 323e Released With Many New Features & Connectors

By: Tom Nats
November 27, 2019

It’s been a very busy quarter for us here at Starburst. We have doubled in size. Our engineering team has been heads-down to their keyboards.…

Databricks and Starburst Presto = A True Unified, Open Analytics Platform

By: Tom Nats
July 19, 2019

I remember it clearly, it was 2 o'clock in the morning back in the ancient year of 2000. I was working for a .com loading…

Starburst Presto & Databricks Delta Lake Support

By: Tom Nats
June 13, 2019

  TL;DR - Starburst Data is excited to announce Presto Databricks Delta Lake compatibility.     Delta Lake The big data ecosystem has many components…

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