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Starburst Enterprise Now Available in Azure Marketplace

By | on 13, Oct 2020 |   azure presto

We are thrilled to announce the availability of Starburst Enterprise for Presto in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This completes our journey of availability in all major clouds, as Azure joins recen[...]

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The Rise of X Analytics in an Uncertain Economy

By | on 30, Sep 2020 |   presto Big Data

Last week, as part of the Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit, I spoke about an interesting new trend called X Analytics. Gartner coined the concept as a sort of umbrella term referring to the a[...]

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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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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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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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