Presto Newsletter – November 2020

Welcome to the 28th issue of the Presto Newsletter. Tell your friends to sign up to get relevant news for the Presto community.


Events & Webinars

Webinar – Melt Away High Cloud Data Warehouse Costs – (November 12 @ 1pm ET, 10am PT)

In this webinar Starburst experts, Tom Nats, Director of Customer Solutions, and Dan Brault, Director of Product Marketing, take a deep dive into Cloud Data Warehouses and how Starburst Enterprise will save you time and money.


Free Training – Presto First Step – (November 16 @ 1pm ET, 10am PT)

Join expert Manfred Moser for a hands-on introductory overview of Presto. Through concise demonstrations and interactive exercises, you’ll learn how to run a Presto cluster for production usage, how to configure catalogs to connect data sources, and how to use various tools to query data. You’ll leave with everything you need to get started with this powerful query engine.


Webinar – Weaving a Modern Analytical Data Fabric with Teradata QueryGrid and Presto – (November 17 @ 1pm ET, 10am PT)

Join Teradata CTO and Starburst CTO as they discuss how companies can connect and modernize their analytical environments with Teradata Vantage, Teradata QueryGrid and Starburst Enterprise Presto.

Data+AI Summit Europe – Presto: Fast SQL-on-Anything – (November 17)

Hear Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski, Starburst CTO, as he discusses how Presto enables query-time correlations between Delta Lake, Snowflake, and Elasticsearch to drive interactive BI analytics across disparate datasets.


Presto Conference Online – Tokyo 2020 – (November 20)

The event includes six sessions from Treasure Data, Amazon Web Services Japan, Repro and LINE, as well as open sessions with Martin Traverso, and Brian Olsen, a Developer Advocate at Starburst Data. This is a valuable opportunity to hear from engineers who are actually using Presto. It has something for those who are using Presto for data engineering and those who don’t use Presto yet but are interested in it.


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 achieving fast analytics across your entire data architecture. This will be followed by an exclusive wine tasting for all attendees.

Upcoming Events


Presto News & Knowledge

Introduction to Presto

Everybody is capturing more and more data, and the insights gained from understanding that data and working with it can make or break the success of any initiative, or even a company. Additionally, the options for storing this data have expanded. This is where Presto comes in.


Introduction to the Hive Connector

One of the most confusing aspects when starting with Presto is the Hive connector. The Hive connector is what you use in Presto for reading data from object storage that is organized according to the rules laid out by Hive, without using the Hive runtime code. Read more to find out why it is important, and exactly how to use it to its full potential.


Starburst Presto is Now Available in Azure Marketplace

Starburst is very excited to announce Starburst Enterprise Presto is now available in Azure Marketplace. This completes our journey of availability in all major clouds, as Azure joins recent announcements of Starburst availability on AWS, Google Cloud, and Red Hat Marketplaces.


Case Study: Zalando saves 50% of AWS cost with Starburst Presto

Zalando SE is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. When Zalando decided to transition to an AWS cloud data lake, the company needed to give its buyers and business analysts a more efficient way to extract value from this data. Zalando deployed Starburst Enterprise Presto for its cost savings, fine-grained security, enterprise support, and superior performance.


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 

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Did you know?

✅ Food and Beverage Giant Chooses Presto on Azure

✅ Presto Community has a Developer Advocate: Meet Brian

✅ 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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