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Building an Inclusive Meritocracy at Starburst

By | on 10, Aug 2020 |   Start-up Culture Inclusion Diversity

This blog is jointly authored by myself & Justin Borgman, Starburst's Co-Founder & CEO. Starburst recently announced a $42M Series B, and we are lucky enough to be having a major growth spurt. At the [...]

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The Death of Apache Drill

By | on 06, Aug 2020 |   presto Apache Drill impala

One of the things that really drew me to and got me excited about Presto over 4 years ago was that it wasn’t tied to any Hadoop distribution. Having worked on numerous, large Hortonworks implementatio[...]

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How to Prepare for Hadoop’s Uncertain Future

By | on 30, Jul 2020 |   hadoop

Back in 2008, when I first started working with Hadoop as a graduate student at Yale Computer Science Department, it was already being touted as the future of big data analytics. Today, the situation [...]

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Starburst Enterprise Presto 338-e LTS Release

By | on 22, Jul 2020 |   hive starburst data presto release release hadoop teradata apache ranger

The Starburst Enterprise Presto 338-e LTS release includes many significant features that help Starburst customers with overall performance, improved connectivity, and enhanced security. It is primari[...]

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Presto & Data Science: Getting Data Into the Hands of Data Scientists (Faster)

By | on 26, Jun 2020 |   spark presto Technical Blog Data Science

A few days ago I read a Gartner report stating that data scientists spend 23% of their time on data collection and preparation. I think that’s low. At my previous company I specialized in ETL, and bas[...]

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Starburst Announces $42 Million Series B

By | on 16, Jun 2020 |   starburst presto Company Update

I’m excited to announce today that Starburst has raised $42 million in Series B funding, just a little over six months after raising our $22 million Series A round in November.  Given that we bootstra[...]

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How to Optimize Presto Performance with Different Storage Layers

By | on 04, Jun 2020 |   presto Technical Blog

Customers sometimes ask how they can make Presto even faster. One of my first questions back to them is “what are you using for your storage layer?” I often get a puzzled look back, then I explain tha[...]

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Presto Summit SF, Postponed to 2021

By | on 01, Jun 2020 |   presto summit Company Update

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later! We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Presto Summit SF to February 24, 2021. We've reached this decision after much consideration as everyone’s health[...]

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Starburst and The Presto Foundation

By | on 01, Jun 2020 |   presto

Since the first day I met Presto creators Martin, Dain, and David at Facebook back in 2014, I was convinced that they were building something that would fundamentally change the way people think about[...]

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May The Fourth Be With You: Star Wars Tribute

By | on 04, May 2020 |   starburst data presto

 It’s May the Fourth! We wanted to honor Star Wars day by sharing a light tribute to the franchise while explaining why Starburst = The Millenium Falcon, Presto = HyperDrive, and together with Starbur[...]

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