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To Centralize or Not to Centralize Your Data–That Is the Question

Jul 14, 2020 |

Should you strive to centralize your data, or leave it scattered about? It seems like it should be a simple question, but it’s actually a tough one to answer, particularly because it has so many ramifications for how data systems are architected, particularly with the rise of cloud data lakes. Read more…

Will the Presto Community Ever Be United Again?

Jul 7, 2020 |

If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s drama in Presto-land. There are now two versions of the open source SQL query engine, PrestoDB and PrestoSQL, and each of them have different software foundations behind them. Read more…

Building Presto Business No Magic Trick for Starburst

Mar 21, 2018 |

When it comes to next-gen SQL query engines, there’s no shortage of players jockeying for a starting role on big Hadoop clusters and in the cloud. While the Hives, Impalas, Drills, and Spark SQLs of the world have loyal fan bases, one competitor worth keeping an eye on is Presto, which has journeyman SQL credentials and commercial backing from an outfit called Starburst. Read more…

News In Brief

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

This Just In

Starburst Announces ‘Future-Proof Hadoop’ Q2 Software Release

Jul 22, 2020 |

BOSTON, July 22, 2020 – Starburst, the Presto company, today announced core features in the Q2 release of Starburst Enterprise Presto 338-e geared towards helping the Hadoop community future-proof their data currently in Hadoop, offering consistent data access for companies preparing to migrate to cloud object storage. Read more…

Starburst Data Announces $42M in Series B Funding

Jun 16, 2020 |

BOSTON, June 16, 2020 — Starburst, the Presto company, announced $42 million in Series B financing to unlock the value of data by helping teams access it anywhere. Read more…

Starburst Announces Software Release Boosting Presto Security and Performance

Apr 7, 2020 |

BOSTON, April 7, 2020 – Starburst, the Presto company, announced core features in the Q1 release of Starburst Enterprise Presto, as well as Presto version 332, that significantly bolster Presto performance, security, and value for the data science community. Read more…

Starburst Announces Free Software to Accelerate COVID-19 Data Discovery, Analytics

Mar 17, 2020 |

BOSTON, March 17, 2020 – Starburst announced a free offer aimed at helping healthcare professionals stop the spread of COVID-19. The offer is available for the duration of 2020 and is specifically for universities, hospitals, and healthcare research organizations, including Government and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) who have teams dedicated to analyzing COVID-19 data.

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