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Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen

Brian is a U.S. Marine turned software engineer and developer advocate working to foster the open-source Presto community. Brian spent four years as a data engineer at a cybersecurity company working on pipeline maintenance and query optimization. While in this role, Brian was responsible for maintaining data pipelines and migrations to include replacing some legacy data warehousing systems to use open-source Presto. Brian is a published author in ACM and IEEE geospatial database conferences.

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Trino On Ice I: A Gentle Introduction To Iceberg

By | on 27, Apr 2021 |   sql Iceberg

We’re excited to debut this blog series ‘Trino on Ice’ with a gentle introduction to Iceberg. Stay tuned for future posts from the Trino perspective on Iceberg’s table properties, cloud comp[...]

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Understanding the Starburst and Trino Hive Connector Architecture

By | on 18, Feb 2021 |   hive Trino

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[...]

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A Gentle Introduction to the Hive Connector

By | on 12, Feb 2021 |   hive technical features

TL;DR: The Hive connector is what you use in Starburst Enterprise for reading data from object storage that is organized according to the rules laid out by Hive, without using the Hive runti[...]

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Rev up your data queries up to 12x with Starburst Enterprise on AWS

By | on 16, Nov 2020 |

Introduction Over the last three months, we announced the availability of Starburst Enterprise on Google Cloud Platform, Red Hat Marketplace, and Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With this offer[...]

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Video: How to Migrate from EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

By | on 13, Nov 2020 |

In this video, I walk you through the steps of migrating between an existing EMR Presto cluster that has existing data in S3 and MySQL to using a Starburst Enterprise Presto cluster in its p[...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from OS Presto on EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

By | on 13, Nov 2020 |

In today’s data architecture economy, there are no shortages of options when it comes to choosing various distributions and deployment strategies for a given technology. You can deploy many [...]

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The Band Is Back Together: Presto Creators Reunite at Starburst

By | on 22, Sep 2020 |

The fourth and final Presto co-creator joins Starburst

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Presto Turns Eight Years Old!

By | on 26, Aug 2020 |   community presto

Presto just turned eight years old only a few weeks ago, and it's just getting started. 

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