Presto Newsletter – December 2020

Welcome to the 29th issue of the Presto Newsletter. Tell your friends to sign up to get relevant news for the Presto community.


Events & Webinars

Virtual Conference – Datanova – (February 9-10, 2021)

Introducing Starburst’s two-day industry conference, Datanova. This event is dedicated to helping data teams quickly unlock the value in all their data. With sessions created specifically for data leaders, data architects, data engineers, and data scientists & analysts, there is something for everyone. Don’t miss out on a keynote presentation by Bill Nye, hands-on Presto trainings, and conversations with top industry leaders. See you there!


Webinar – Introduction to Presto – (December 3 @ 1pm GMT, 2pm CET)

This free Presto training webinar gives Presto users an opportunity to brush-up their Presto skills and knowledge with Wojciech Biela, co-founder & senior director of engineering at Starburst, and Grzegorz Kokosinski, technology lead at Starburst.


Webinar – Data Engineering on OpenShift with Presto: Query Anything, Anywhere – (December 3 @ 1pm ET, 10am PT)

Join Red Hat and Starburst to learn how Starburst Enterprise Presto on OpenShift can power your interactive and ad-hoc data discovery. Attendees will learn how to deploy the Starburst Presto cluster to power interactive and ad-hoc data discovery and processing.

Evanta Executive CDO Summits
Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Evanta CDO Virtual Executive Summits.


Virtual TechTalk Summits 

Join Starburst & TechTalk Summits for an engaging set of discussions and networking, including Starburst Co-founder & CEO, Justin Borgman, on how to achieve fast analytics across your entire data architecture. This will be followed by an exclusive wine tasting for all attendees.

Upcoming Events


Presto News & Knowledge

Migration from EMR Presto to Starburst Presto Explained

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 technology. Here are the top ten reasons you should make the move from EMR Presto to Starburst Enterprise Presto.


Starburst vs. EMR: Benchmarks

If you’re still not convinced after reading the above blog, we have the data to demonstrate how Starburst Enterprise Presto (SEP) outperformed AWS EMR Presto. SEP is also now available on Google Cloud Platform, Red Hat Marketplace, and Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Check out the performance benchmarks.


Order From Chaos: Red Hat and Starburst come together to simplify data access

Enterprises reply on data to bring order to their organizations through automation, business process management and optimization, and increased intelligence that leads to better decision making. Yet data can be difficult to access, especially when it exists in many places. That’s where Red Hat and Starburst come in.


Want to partner with Starburst on Presto? Come to Orbit.

Join the Starburst Partner Program, Starburst Orbit. We’re on a mission to enable our customers to become data-driven businesses. This program includes benefits like go to market resources, technical enablement, joint-marketing, and commercial incentives.


Want 8 FREE hours of Advanced Presto Training?

Each of these training sessions covers critical topics for scaling Presto to more users and use cases, beyond the basics. This is your opportunity to learn directly from the co-creators of Presto – David Phillips, Martin Traverso, and Dain Sundstrom. The sessions include:

  • Using Advanced SQL Features in Presto
  • Understanding and Tuning Presto Query Processing
  • Securing Presto
  • Configuring & Tuning Presto Performance


Presto Releases & New Features 

The Iceberg Connector is Now Available

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Did you know?

✅ E-commerce giant Zalando Powers Data Analytics and Reduces Costs with Starburst and AWS

✅ There’s a bi-weekly Presto Community Broadcast hosted by Brian Olsen and Manfred Moser

✅ Starburst partnered with Google Cloud & Looker for an on-demand webinar on Accelerated Data Analytics at Scale

✅ Want a quick demonstration of Presto? Watch the Starburst On-Demand Demo.

✅ Presto: The Definitive Guide by O’Reilly is still available for free courtesy of Starburst (a $50 value).

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