Presto Newsletter – June 2020

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Events & Webinars

Presto Virtual Book Tour – East Coast (US) – June 10th @ 1pm ET

Starburst has launched a digital book tour in support of Presto: The Definitive Guide by O’Reilly to give everyone an opportunity to learn about Presto.  Join the authors of the book and guest moderator, Daniel Abaldi, Prof. of Computer Science, UMD.


Webinar – Increase Productivity by Leveraging Starburst Query Power & Alation’s Data Catalog – (June 11th @ 1pm ET)

Alation is pleased to join the Starburst Partner Virtual Roadshow to share how companies like Pfizer, DraftKings, MunichRe, and GE reduce the time spent on Data Governance and Data Cataloging to increase analyst productivity, reuse existing work and enforce governance.


Webinar – The COVID-19 Impact on Data & Analytics Strategy – (June 22nd @ 1pm ET)

Join Starburst CEO, Justin Borgman, and featured speaker, Noel Yuhanna, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, to understand how COVID-19 is impacting data & analytics strategies.


Spark + AI Summit 2020 virtual conference by Databricks – Powering Interactive BI Analytics with Presto and Delta Lake – (June 24-25)

Join Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski, CTO of Starburst, as he gives a detailed overview of how Presto works, recent developments to the project, and what it can be used for at the upcoming Spark + AI Summit 2020.


Webinar – Pass.org – Presto: SQL-on-Anything & Anywhere

– (June 25 @10am ET)

In this session, you’ll learn how Starburst Presto is deployed on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and how it serves as fast SQL query engine over data in ADLS. Furthermore, Presto enables query-time correlations between IoT data in Delta Lake, customer data in SQL Server, and web log data in Elasticsearch.


Presto Summit SF Postponed to 2021

The Presto Summit SF has been postponed until February 24th, 2021. In the interim, we’re bringing you a Virtual Summit Series to share stories from some of the community’s largest users.

(Live Now) State of Presto – Delivered by the co-creators of Presto, Martin Traverso, Dain Sundstrom, and David Phillips. The first webinar in our Virtual Summit Series touched upon the recent developments in the project and what’s to come throughout the rest of 2020.


(June 30th) – Zuora: Using Presto as a Query Layer in a Distributed Microservices Architecture – Henning Schmiedehausen, Chief Architect, at Zuora will join us to discuss how Zuora uses Presto as part of a microservices-based data infrastructure.



Presto News & Knowledge

Video – Bringing Fast Access to Data in Delta Lake

In this recent webinar, we discuss how Databricks customers can now take advantage of the speed, concurrency, and scalability that Presto is known for, to query their Delta Lake. This gives joint Starburst + Databricks clients greater cost control, flexibility, and speed of access to mutable data in data lakes.


Presto on FLOSS Weekly

Dain Sundstrom and Manfred Moser join the FLOSS Weekly podcast to discuss Presto.


How to Optimize Presto Performance with Different Storage Layers

When asking how to make Presto faster, one must first look at what’s being used for storage layers. Using Presto is like having a very fast race car but if you don’t give it a nice, fast road to travel on, then you are severely limiting it. This blog examines this concept in more detail.


Widely-Adopted Communication Platform Improves Query Performance & Reduces Costs With Starburst

This company stores its data entirely in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 cloud, but querying this data with open-source AWS EMR Presto had proven troublesome. A switch to Starburst Enterprise Presto has afforded them improved performance, lower costs, enhanced security, and more. Read mode in this recent case study.


Starburst Enterprise Presto Security Guide

This guide provides details on all of the enterprise security features provided by Starburst Enterprise Presto along with extensive event logging and robust fine-grained access control.



Presto Releases & New Features 

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