Starburst Newsletter – March 2021

Welcome to the 32nd issue of the Starburst Newsletter. Tell your friends to subscribe to get relevant news for the Starburst & Trino (formerly PrestoSQL) community.


Datanova On-Demand

In case you missed it, watch Datanova On-Demand.

Over 10 hours of session recordings, dedicated to helping you and your data teams quickly unlock the value of your data.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Event – TechTalk – Chicago

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

2pm – 4pm, CT

TechTalk Virtual Commercial IT events are live online events where you’ll hear the most recent news from technology innovators who are impacting the fast-changing tech landscape. Attendees receive a complimentary bottle of wine following the event.


Virtual Event – Great Data Minds – 2nd Annual Technology Matter Marathon 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

10am – 6pm, ET

Technology DOES matter. Please join for the day, or drop in for our session to experience best-in-class solutions.

Starburst Session: Decision-making, elevated. Make faster & better decisions based on more complete data, 3:00pm to 3:50pm.


Virtual Event – TechTalk – NYC

Thursday, March 11, 2021

2pm – 4pm, ET

TechTalk Virtual Commercial IT events are live online events where you’ll hear the most recent news from technology innovators who are impacting the fast-changing tech landscape. Attendees receive a complimentary bottle of wine following the event.


Virtual Event – Big Data & Analytics Summit Canada

Wednesday, March 24-25, 2021

11:00am – 5:30pm, ET

Use code: STARBURST15 to receive 15% off registration

The 7th Annual Big Data & Analytics Summit Canada is designed to provide data executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices trending in technology, data, AI, machine learning, risk management and retaining talent.


Webinar – How to Scale Cloud-Based Analytics on Sensitive Data

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

11:00am – 12:00pm

We are excited to partner with Immuta to share how to scale cloud-based analytics on sensitive data. Analytics on sensitive data is now a central driver of success for most organizations. In response, data teams are rapidly expanding their cloud data platforms to maximize the value of that sensitive data. As cloud data ecosystems become more diverse, the risk, cost, and complexity multiply with each added platform, delaying time to data access and eroding ROI — the very reasons for adopting these new technologies.


Presto News & Knowledge

Architecture of Starburst Hive Connector
After a decade of running Hive queries on their data lakes, many companies are astonished at the speeds in which they are able to query their existing Hive tables by just replacing Hive with Starburst.

Starburst Announces $100M Series C Led by Andreessen Horowitz

After bootstrapping the company to profitability for the first two years without any outside capital, we have now raised over $164M in the last 12 months. Learn what this means for the future of Starburst and our missions to help enable analytics anywhere.

Trino (formerly PrestoSQL) had an amazing 2020

Recently the PrestoSQL community and project chose the new name, Trino, but the amazing work on this project remains the same. We take a look at what all our community members across the globe have created with us in 2020!

Starburst Customer Success

Some of the largest companies in the world trust Starburst to enable their analytics. Check out who they are and read some of their success stories.

Migration from PrestoSQL to Trino explained

Now that PrestoSQL is rebranded to Trino, here come the hard part: migrating to the new version of the software. Trino 351 uses the name Trino everywhere, but there are some unavoidable compatibility aspects that administrators of Trino need to know about. This post makes makes the transition as smooth as possible. If you run Starburst Enterprise, see the announcement below for 350-e LTS release.


Presto Releases & New Features 

Last week we released Starburst Enterprise 350-e LTS which includes many significant features to help Starburst customers like you with new and enhanced connectivity, improved performance, and more robust security.


In this release you’ll find:

Insights – Now providing a visual overview of important metrics about your Starburst Enterprise cluster for all types of users, from platform administrators to data consumers. Read more about Starburst Insights here.

New Connectors – For the Starburst Hive Connector we’ve added support for a new protocol for Delta Lake and Hive-Ranger Support for Delta Lake. We’ve also added a new Starburst Remote Connector and Starburst Azure Synapse Connector, and enhancements to the Starburst Kafka Connector, Starburst Redshift Connector, and Starburst SAP HANA Connector.

Performance Enhancements – We’ve introduced a cache service that provides the ability to configure and automate the management of table scan redirections.

Security Improvements – Now available is client side OIDC support (SSO) for compliance and reduced operationally complexity, Ranger 2.1.0 compatibility, and integration with Immuta for maximized security.

To experience the latest version, download here or go to these cloud marketplaces:


Did you know?

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

✅ Presto SQL is now Trino

✅ There are many reasons to love Trino, find out what there are!

✅ Discover the backstory of Trino with the Trino creators on the Trino Community Broadcast. Learn about the the early days of Presto at Facebook, and how it evolved into what we now know as Trino.

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