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Has the notion of a single data source for Financial Services run its course?

January 20, 2023

More than any other industry, Financial Services is likely to only partially realize the elusive utopian state of 'the single source of truth' for...

Building a federated data lakehouse with Starburst Galaxy

January 11, 2023

We are eleven days into the new year, and I have spent the past two weeks exerting unreasonable amounts of effort trying to make...

6 Reasons to Attend Datanova 2023: For Data Rebels

January 5, 2023

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared a few examples of what it means to be a data rebel. Hopefully you’ve recognized yourself in...

Over 80 Data & Analytics Statistics, Data, Trends, and Facts

December 28, 2022

Most organizations have data and continue to generate and collect it on a daily basis, but have a far more difficult time in getting...

Tableau Cloud + Starburst: New Connector Supports Shift to Cloud-based SaaS

December 19, 2022

The shift to cloud-based software-as-a-service platforms is accelerating in just about every tech industry. So it wasn’t much of a surprise to the analytics...

What Are The Different Types Of Data Products

December 16, 2022

As we’ve gone from Data Mesh theory to practice, organizations have been shifting their focus towards the central tenet of Data Mesh — building...

Optimizing Operations with a Data Product Runbook

December 13, 2022

As we begin to see greater maturity across the Data Mesh designs that early adopters have put in place, we can start to better...

Optimize your Data Products for Competitive Differentiation

November 21, 2022

A recent Gartner survey of over 2,000 CIOs highlighted the importance of accelerating the time to value from their digital investments. The survey also...

Apply Product Thinking to Data

November 7, 2022

At Kin + Carta, we approach Data Mesh beyond the purely technical and architectural angle. Instead, as experts in Data and Product Thinking, we...

Accenture Master Class: How to Adopt a Data Product Mindset

October 17, 2022

Since Datanova: The Data Mesh Summit and our in-person executive discussions on data products and Data Mesh, we’ve been validating the data product approach...

The Data Virtualization Evolution is Just Beginning

October 4, 2022

Data virtualization revolutionized the data infrastructure space by serving data consumers directly on top of data stores, without the need to move data elsewhere....

Accenture Master Class: Creating Data Products

September 27, 2022

Since Datanova: The Data Mesh Summit and our in-person executive discussions on data products and Data Mesh, we’ve been validating the data product approach...

PwC Data Mesh Study: TL;DR for Busy Executives

September 26, 2022

Over the past few years, executives have shown interest in Data Mesh as a potential new solution to their data problems. In fact, out...

Five Exciting Big Data Trends Worth Taking a Closer Look

September 20, 2022

After Covid-19, many business executives faced one of the toughest leadership tests to turn this challenge into an amazing opportunity. What did the business...

Data Mesh Book Club: Join The Discussion

September 15, 2022

We’re thrilled to report that we had over 500 registrants for part one of the Data Mesh Book Club with our guides, Adrian Estala...

The Difference Between Micro-Partitioning vs. Indexing and a Better Way

September 8, 2022

When optimizing your analytics database performance, one of the most important decisions is to choose how data is stored and accessed. There are two...

Accenture Master Class: Why Organizations Should Create Data Products

September 6, 2022

Since Datanova: The Data Mesh Summit and our in-person executive discussions on data products and Data Mesh, we’ve been validating the data product approach...

Practical Security And Policy-Based Governance In A Data Mesh

August 11, 2022

Proponents of Data Mesh understand its many game-changing benefits for large scale organizations. For those who are new to this reimagined framework, Data Mesh...

The choice is yours: Open source Trino and Starburst Galaxy

August 9, 2022

A few months back when Starburst Galaxy launched on AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure, I wrote a blog on What Fully-Managed Means to Starburst....

Starburst Lakehouse: Data Warehouse Functionality, Without The Cost

July 14, 2022

Next-Gen data management and analytics strategies We’ve all lived it. Heard it. Adapted to it. The next analytics strategy with numerous ‘modern’ technologies to...

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

July 6, 2022

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...

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...

Employee Perspective: Accelerating Data-Driven Insights in AdTech

June 16, 2022

Before I joined Starburst, I worked in the AdTech industry where companies buy and sell user data for online targeting advertisement campaigns or ML/AI-based...

Let’s Get Granular: Why Granularity Impacts Role-Based Access Control

June 14, 2022

About a month into my first job I finished building my first data pipeline ever. I soaked in the “I Made THAT!” moment, and...

The Benefit Of Using An Externally-Audited Data Analytics Solution

June 2, 2022

As a business begins to see the challenges of distributed data access, the selection of a query engine becomes critical for business operations.  For...

The Past, Present, and Future of Trino

May 24, 2022

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ravit Jain on his show “The Ravit Show” to discuss the evolution of Trino and where...

An Introduction to the Data Mesh Execution Model

May 17, 2022

In our last post, we covered how to determine whether Data Mesh is right for your organization. It was a post that we extended...

Early Adoption of the Self-Service Data Infrastructure

May 16, 2022

Ten years ago, an earlier version of Data Mesh — self­-service data infrastructure and data as a product — was implemented at British Telecom...

ETL vs Interactive Queries: The Case for Both

May 5, 2022

This is Part 1 of a 2-part blog about how Trino can support both interactive and batch use cases.  In Part 1, we will...

Eight Considerations To Determine Whether Data Mesh Is Right For Your Organization

May 3, 2022

As Data Mesh early adopters have gained momentum within their respective organizations and moved beyond what Data Mesh is, now the question that’s asked...

Starburst and Data Products: The Key to a Data Mesh

April 28, 2022

The key to success for any company is deriving business value from data in a robust, scalable, and timely fashion. A huge part of...

Unlocking the Value of a Data Mesh Through Metadata

April 21, 2022

Discoverable. Understandable. Trustworthy. These are just a few of the key ideas of a Data Mesh infrastructure. Go through all of them and you’ll...

Faster Query Processing: CPU Time

March 25, 2022

A key engineering responsibility at Starburst is on performance enhancements. One is to reduce the amount of time that a CPU has to work...

The 2022 State of Data: A Sneak Peek

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...

Learn From Complimentary Gartner® Report: Are Data Fabric and Data Mesh the Same or Different?

March 7, 2022

Data Fabric and Data Mesh continue to sustain legions of hype and debate. Data and analytics leaders are longing for a new roadmap, beyond...

Jump Start Your Data Mesh Strategy

March 4, 2022

There is business urgency to deliver data-driven results today. The Data Mesh journey will require a transformational change program (people & process), but getting...

What A SQL Query Engine Can Do For Big Data

February 16, 2022

Nod with me if you’ve suffered from the following problems with processing and analyzing Big Data via a centralized approach: different query languages, niche...

6 Reasons to Attend Datanova 2022: #3, Hear Customer Stories

January 28, 2022

Start off the year right by registering for our two-day virtual conference, Datanova: The Data Mesh Summit. As of late, with the rise of...

Top 6 Reasons to Migrate to the Cloud

January 25, 2022

Starburst released the 2021 State of Data market research report, conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), in collaboration with Red Hat, early last year....

6 Reasons to Attend Datanova 2022: #4, Accenture Master Class

January 19, 2022

So far, we’ve highlighted a few reasons why you should attend Datanova: The Data Mesh Summit: The Woz and Justin Borgman. The next reason...

The Right Way to Query Across Data Sources in Tableau (or, The Cross-Database Join Is Not Always Your Friend)

January 13, 2022

Summary Use the right tool for the right job. Not doing so means the difference between your Tableau viz rendering in seconds vs. minutes...

Data Mesh Book Bulletin: Principle of Federated Computational Governance

January 11, 2022

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide data engineers, data analysts,...

6 Reasons to Attend Datanova 2022: #6, Zhamak Dehghani, Creator of Data Mesh

January 7, 2022

The self-professed “troublemaker” Zhamak Dehghani, who coined Data Mesh will join us for not one but two sessions! ...

Achieving Lightning-Fast Analytics on the Salesforce Customer 360

January 6, 2022

Over the past twenty or so years, companies have experienced a Cambrian explosion of where their customer data resides.Cloud and on-premises enterprise applications aim...

Data Mesh: Federated Computational Governance

January 4, 2022

Data Mesh is based on four central concepts, the fourth of which is federated computational governance. In this blog, we’ll explore what that means...

Enabling Data Sovereignty with Starburst Stargate

December 29, 2021

In the data analytics and compliance world, data sovereignty is a concept that has our attention. Policy makers suggest that the best way to...

Starburst Stargate: One Cluster to Rule Them All

December 9, 2021

I think of Starburst Stargate as the Lord of the Rings feature. Or the galactic empire feature. In a prior blog post, I introduced...

Data Mesh: Self-Service Data Infrastructure

December 7, 2021

Data Mesh is based on four central concepts, the third of which is self-service data infrastructure. In this blog, we’ll explore what that means...

Starburst Achieves AWS Data & Analytics Competency

November 23, 2021

Starburst is pleased to announce that we have achieved our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data & Analytics Competency! ...

Rethinking the Modern Data Stack

November 17, 2021

Over the past few years the “modern data stack” has entered the vernacular of the data world, describing a standardized, cloud-based data and analytics...

Tableau is Just Better with Starburst

November 15, 2021

I’m one of those strange people who has always enjoyed doing performance testing. The thought of spinning up lots of machines to do my...

Data Mesh: 6 Myths and Misconceptions

November 9, 2021

According to Gartner’s recent research1, IT budgets are on the rise as companies have a vested interest in technologies aimed at composability. Mastering the...

How Data Access Helps with ML/AI Projects

October 29, 2021

Today in the data space, when you peruse technology solutions, it's very difficult to put your finger on just exactly what each firm's product...

Data Mesh Book Bulletin: Principle of Self-Service Data Platform

October 26, 2021

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide data engineers, data analysts,...

Data Mesh: Data as a Product

October 21, 2021

Data Mesh is based on four central concepts, the second of which is data as a product. In this blog, we’ll explore what that...

Data Mesh: Domain-oriented Ownership & Architecture

October 14, 2021

Insane in the domain! Insane in the brain! Crazy insane, got no domain! - Cypress Hill, sort of Data Mesh is based on four...

Data as a Product

October 5, 2021

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide data engineers, data analysts,...

The Analytics Engine for Distributed Data

October 1, 2021

The idea of a single source of truth has been around since the beginning of big data. However, over the years, through the data...

Data Mesh Book Bulletin: Principle of Domain Ownership

September 21, 2021

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, monolithic, centralized data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide the line...

Data Mesh: Embracing Decentralized Data Paradigms

September 20, 2021

Many data and analytics practitioners have heard about this socio-technical paradigm shift, Data Mesh, and would like to learn more. But before describing what...

How Data Mesh Scales Data Virtualization

September 15, 2021

Today’s business forecast: sunny with a 100% chance of data driving our economy. It’s a fact that data leaders and organizations want to make...

The Intelligent Edge

September 13, 2021

Today’s digital world is an expanding frontier of emerging technologies. There are endless innovations, inspired by data, informed by data, enabled by data, and...

How Assurance Unlocked More Business Value with Starburst

September 9, 2021

By leveraging Starburst, Assurance was able to improve conversion rates, reduce costs, and enable robust modeling. Read the full case study here. ...

Accelerating Data Science with Trino

August 31, 2021

At our Datanova for Data Scientists conference on July 14, I held a discussion with Dain Sundstrom and David Philips, CTOs of Starburst, about...

Data Mesh Book Bulletin: After the Inflection Point

August 24, 2021

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide data engineers, data analysts,...

Data Mesh Book Bulletin: The Inflection Point

August 10, 2021

Despite the investments and effort poured into next-generation data storage systems, data warehouses and data lakes have failed to provide data engineers, data analysts,...

What is Data Literacy?

July 6, 2021

As I walked out of my lecture on data literacy in New York a few years back, a member of the audience told me,...

Query Federation Made Simple at Comcast

June 24, 2021

The media and telecommunications provider now known as Comcast began as a regional operator with just five channels and 12,000 customers. Today, Comcast has...

Starburst Stargate: The Final Frontier in Analytics Anywhere

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...

Trino on Ice IV: Deep Dive Into Iceberg Internals

June 8, 2021

Welcome back to the Trino on Ice blog series that has so far covered some very interesting high level concepts of the Iceberg model,...

Gartner Report Provides Actionable Advice on How to Modernize Your Data Strategy

June 2, 2021

  The pace of digital adoption is impossible to ignore, yet many data and analytics teams continue to follow the same conventional practices rather...

Starburst Supports Launch of Delta Sharing, the First Open Protocol for Secure Data Sharing

May 26, 2021

At Starburst, we believe in building optionality into your data architecture & strategy. To us, optionality means building for flexibility so that you don’t...

Trino on Ice III: Iceberg Concurrency Model, Snapshots, and the Iceberg Spec

May 25, 2021

Welcome back to this blog series discussing the amazing features of Apache Iceberg. In the last two blog posts, we’ve covered a lot of...

Starburst Elements: Start Fast with Starburst Galaxy

May 20, 2021

This is the fourth episode in our video series, Starburst Elements, focused around anything and everything Starburst. In this episode, our Product Manager Vishal...

Data Pandemic Stories: How Data Drives Digital Transformation in a Crisis, by EMIS

May 12, 2021

After insightful data pandemic stories from Tableau, Privacera, and Promethium, we’re happy to bring you a story from Richard Jarvis, Chief Analytics Officer at...

Trino on Ice II: In-Place Table Evolution and Cloud Compatibility with Iceberg

May 11, 2021

In-place table evolution and cloud compatibility with Iceberg ...

Starburst Elements: Introduction to Starburst Galaxy

May 7, 2021

This is the third episode in our video series, Starburst Elements, focused around anything and everything Starburst. In this episode, our Product Manager Vishal...

Trino On Ice I: A Gentle Introduction To Iceberg

April 27, 2021

We’re excited to debut this blog series ‘Trino on Ice’ with a gentle introduction to Iceberg. Stay tuned for future posts from the Trino...

The Great Data Architecture Debate: Data Lake, Data Warehouse or the Data Lakehouse?

April 6, 2021

This is a crazy and slightly confusing time in the data architecture space. More and more companies are shifting toward data lakes, yet the...

Data Pandemic Stories: How Data Drives Digital Transformation in a Crisis, by Tableau

March 31, 2021

We’re excited to debut our blog series on data pandemic stories with a story from Andrew Beers, Chief Technology Officer at Tableau, a Starburst...

Data Mesh: The Answer to the Data Warehouse Hypocrisy

March 25, 2021

Note: I start this piece with some technical background that has nothing to do with the data mesh, and is only relevant to data...

A Gentle Introduction to the Hive Connector

February 12, 2021

One of the most confusing aspects when starting with the Hive connector comes from the complex Hive model and overlapping use cases of this...

The Future of Analytics: In Conversation With Matt Fuller

February 5, 2021

Datanova is just next week. More than 2,000 data and analytics leaders will join us to learn more about how to unlock the value...

Video: How to Migrate from EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

November 13, 2020

In this video, I walk you through the steps of migrating between an existing EMR Presto cluster that has existing data in S3 and...

Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from OS Presto on EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

November 13, 2020

In today’s data architecture economy, there are no shortages of options when it comes to choosing various distributions and deployment strategies for a given...

The Death of Apache Drill

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...

Free Presto Book to Support the Community

April 14, 2020

As you probably know, Starburst is one of the main contributors and sponsors of the Presto open source project and the community around Presto....

How a Telecommunications Giant Established Universal Data Access

April 3, 2020

  Our customer base has been growing quickly, and we’re excited to share a case study highlighting one of our largest clients, a telecommunications...

Presto at Pinterest

March 12, 2020

Article reposted from Medium with permission from the author,  Ashish Singh | Pinterest Engineer, Data Engineering As a data-driven company, many critical business decisions...

2019 in Review: Fueled up and ready to go

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

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...

Starburst Enterprise & Databricks Delta Lake Support

June 13, 2019

TL;DR - There is now Starburst Enterprise Databricks Delta Lake compatibility.   Delta Lake The big data ecosystem has many components but the one...

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

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...

Your analysts don’t care where the data lives, neither should you

April 30, 2019

In today’s enterprise, data is arguably one of the most valuable assets. With advances in data analytics technology, enterprises can more easily convert enormous...

Starburst brings an enterprise-ready Presto to Microsoft Azure & HDInsight users

April 17, 2019

Parts of this blog were co-authored by Ashish Thapliyal Principal Program Manager, Azure HDInsight Starburst Data is excited to have our latest release, Starburst Presto 302e,...

General SQL Features in Presto

January 1, 2019

Welcome to the Advanced SQL Features in Presto series. In this series you are going to cover a set of SQL features that expands...

Starburst’s Presto on AWS up to 18x faster than EMR

June 26, 2018

Karol Sobczak & Anu Sudarsan, Co-Founders & Software Engineers at Starburst Introduction Last week, we announced the availability of Starburst’s Presto on AWS Marketplace. With...

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