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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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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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How a Telecommunications Giant Established Universal Data Access

By | on 03, Apr 2020 |   case study data lake presto

  Our customer base has been growing quickly, and we’re excited to share a case study highlighting one of our largest clients, a telecommunications giant.  This Fortune 100 company serves more than 20[...]

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Why Starburst is offering free software to COVID-19 Researchers

By | on 16, Mar 2020 |   presto Company Update

  We’re all in this together. Whether you’re concerned about yourself, your loved ones, or our economy - everyone is watching the news as they try to work from home. If you’re like me, you’re working [...]

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The Presto Software Foundation

By | on 30, Jan 2019 |   presto Company Update

By now, we all know the Presto origin story: Three brilliant developers, Martin, Dain, and David, join Facebook in 2012 and start the Presto project shortly thereafter. From the beginning, Presto was [...]

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Presto Summit 2018 recap

By | on 23, Jul 2018 |   presto summit presto

A few weeks ago, together with the Presto team at Facebook, we announced the first-ever Presto Summit. In less than 2 weeks the event was sold out as the number of sign-ups exceeded the venue capacity[...]

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Presto Available on AWS Marketplace!

By | on 19, Jun 2018 |   aws presto

  Today I am excited to announce the availability of Presto on AWS Marketplace by Starburst. The Presto AWS Marketplace offering is based on our 195e release which includes Presto’s state of the art C[...]

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