Presto Newsletter – March 2020

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2020 Presto Summit SF – May 21st, 2020

The Presto Summit is back in San Francisco for 2020! The second edition of The Presto Summit SF will bring together 300+ of the top Presto contributors, companies looking to learn more about Presto, and a robust community of partners that help companies successfully deploy & manage Presto. 

The first 100 registrants will receive a signed copy of the upcoming O’Reilly Presto Book on the day of the Summit. Register Here

**We are currently accepting speaker submissions. If you’d like to present please send your request to**


Webinar – Introducing Mission Control: Presto Management Tool – (March 10th @ 2pm ET)

Join Starburst for an introduction to Starburst Mission Control and learn how it can improve your Presto experience.


Mission Control is a management tool that enables data architects to easily create, access, and manage multiple Starburst Presto clusters from a single, unified, easy-to-use UI. 


Community Meetup – Presto: Fast SQL on Anything, Anywhere – (March 9th – Boston, MA)

The Boston MySQL meetup group will feature Starburst CTO & Co-founder, Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski to present about Presto.



 Presto News & Knowledge


Presto @ Zalando: A cloud journey for Europe’s leading online retailer

From the recent Big Data Tech conference in Warsaw, Poland, Zalando and Starburst Data spoke about Zalando’s journey to the cloud. Presto was a major component of this journey and contributor to the success of their enterprise data platform. Here are the slides from the presentation.


 The tale of the two ACID platforms for Data Lakes

This blog looks at off late ACID compliance on Hadoop like system based Data Lakes, like Databricks Delta Lake and Uber’s Hudi. Both solve a major problem by providing the different flavors of abstraction on “parquet” file format. Read more to understand how these tools work under the hood.


 “Presto with Justin Borgman” from Software Engineering Daily

Justin Borgman, CEO & Co-founder of Starburst, joins this podcast to discuss the motivation for Presto, the problems it solves, and the architecture of Presto. Listen to this 75 min podcast to learn more.



Presto Releases & New Features 


Microsoft Power BI connector for Starburst Presto

The Power BI Driver can be used to connect Microsoft Power BI Desktop and Microsoft Power BI Service to Starburst Enterprise Presto.


Starburst Presto on Azure

Try Starburst Presto on Azure today!


Presto Python Client

Starburst for Presto

Fast, free, distributed SQL query engine for big data analytics

Starburst for Presto is free to use and offers:

  • Certified and secure Releases
  • JDBC connector, security, and statistics
  • Additional connectors
Learn more >

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