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One on One with Google Cloud Product Director Irina Farooq

In May, Google Cloud announced Dataplex, its entry into the world of data fabrics. Datanami recently caught up with Irina Farooq, who joined Google Cloud as director of product management of smart analytics at Google Clo Read more…

Presto the Future of Open Data Analytics, Foundation Says

The openness of Presto, its adherence to standard SQL, and the ubiquity and performance of modern cloud storage have combined to put Presto in the driver’s seat of the big data analytics stack for the foreseeable futur Read more…

Open Data Hub: A Meta Project for AI/ML Work

Open source software is a critical resource in data science today, but integrating the various open source products together can be a complex task. This is what drove Red Hat to develop Open Data Hub, which brings over t Read more…

Cloud Data Warehousing: Understanding Your Options

Cloud data warehouses have emerged as the go-to repositories for amassing huge amounts of data and running advanced analytics and AI upon it. This is great news for customers, who no longer must worry about provisioning Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

Presto, the federated SQL query engine developed at Facebook as a follow-on to Apache Hive, appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. That’s good news for customers who want to analyze a wide variety of d Read more…

News In Brief

Starburst Backs Data Mesh Architecture

The emerging data mesh architecture has the potential to keep AI and analytics projects moving forward even as data storage and processing continues to disperse far and wide. One independent backer of the data mesh conce Read more…

Starburst Galaxy Manages Presto in the Cloud

The beta release of high-flying Starburst’s first managed analytics service targets the enterprise migration to multi-cloud deployments that bring with them new data access challenges. Starburst, a backer of the ope Read more…

Starburst Rides Presto to a $1.2B Valuation

Starburst today announced the completion of a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. With a $1.2 billion valuation and $164 million in total funding, Starburst, which is a big backer of the op Read more…

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

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 impress Read more…

This Just In

Original Presto Co-Creators Reunite on the Starburst Technical Leadership Team

Sep 22, 2020 |

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 22 2020 — Starburst today announced that Eric Hwang is joining its engineering team as a Distinguished Engineer. This important milestone in the history of open source Presto reunites the four individuals who created Presto while at Facebook. Read more…

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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