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Starburst Announces New O’Reilly Presto Book Now Available

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Starburst and Facebook Host Inaugural Presto Summit on July 16

All-Day Event to Showcase Production Case Studies, Development Roadmap, New Connectors and More BOSTON, July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Starburst, the Presto company, today announced the Inaugural Presto Summit, co-hosted by the open source query engine’s developer Facebook at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on July 16. The all-day event will feature user…

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Starburst Releases Cloud-Optimized Presto for Amazon AWS

Enables High-Performance Business Intelligence and SQL Analytics in the Cloud Boston, June 19, 2018 — Starburst, the Presto company, today announced its AWS Marketplace offering for Presto, enabling Business Intelligence (BI) and SQL analytics in Amazon’s cloud platform. Using Starburst’s cloud-optimized Presto along with Apache Superset, or popular BI tools, users can perform analytics and…

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Starburst’s Query Optimizer for Presto Enables 10-15x Faster Queries

Starburst, the Presto company, today released its Enterprise Distribution of Presto, Version 195e, with the open source query engine’s first Cost-Based Optimizer (CBO). The company also introduced PrestoCare™, Starburst’s managed service offering for customers that want to leverage the power of Presto without the administrative burden.
“Leading internet companies including Facebook, Airbnb, Netflix, Twitter and Uber already benefit from Presto’s performance, but Starburst’s new CBO is another giant leap forward for this open source project,” said Justin Borgman, co-founder at Starburst. “Internal performance testing and customer benchmarking show a greater than 10x performance improvement for many analytical queries such as those in TPC-H and TPC-DS.”

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Building Presto Business No Magic Trick for Starburst

When it comes to next-gen SQL query engines, there’s no shortage of players jockeying for a starting role on big Hadoop clusters and in the cloud. While the Hives, Impalas, Drills, and Spark SQLs of the world have loyal fan bases, one competitor worth keeping an eye on is Presto, which has journeyman SQL credentials and commercial backing from an outfit called Starburst.

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After Boom Years, Starburst and Podium May Signal Big Data’s Future

It seems like ancient history now, but “big data” was once a hot field with startups, investors, and big companies all buzzing with hype. Then the tech industry moved on, and marketers crowned data science and machine learning the Next Big Things (at least until blockchain takes over).Of course, big data never really went away—though many companies did. In fact, there’s a lot happening in the field, and some of it is linked to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. If you’re looking for a guide to what has happened—and what the future holds—you could do worse than talk to a guy named Justin Borgman (pictured).

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Teradata spins off Starburst

Teradata has announced that it is spinning off the support and development of the Presto SQL on Hadoop engine, into a new company called Starburst Data. The logic behind this move is that Teradata is focused on the Fortune 500 but Presto has much wider applicability. Teradata feels that a separate entity will be better placed to exploit opportunities within the wider market. At the same time, the new company – largely staffed by people who had been at Hadapt (a previous Teradata acquisition) – will continue to work closely with Teradata so that, for example, Presto will continue to support the Teradata QueryGrid and it will continue to form a part of Teradata’s Appliance for Hadoop.

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Teradata Partners with Starburst

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading data and analytics company, and Starburst, today announced a strategic relationship to keep the Presto community vibrant, growing and supported. The partnership builds on Teradata’s commitment and success with the Presto open source project, leveraging several former Teradata employees – key Presto contributors – who have formed Starburst. The new company will be focused exclusively on accelerating the development of Presto while providing enterprise-grade support to the rapidly expanding Presto user base. Teradata’s partnership with Starburst demonstrates a continued commitment to Presto and open source as part of its Teradata Everywhere strategy.

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Starburst Accelerates Presto Adoption for Fast, Interactive Queries of Big Data

Starburst, the enterprise Presto company, today announced the public availability of the Starburst Distribution of Presto. The company will provide enterprise-grade support to the rapidly growing Presto user base, while remaining focused on accelerating the development of the Presto engine through continued contributions to the open source Presto project.
Starburst was founded by a team of veteran distributed database system developers and open source enthusiasts, and includes the largest number of Presto committers outside of Facebook, the original creators of the technology.  Previously, the team led the Presto initiative at Teradata and will continue to support Teradata customers as a new independent company.

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