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The Art of Abstraction: the continuing separation of compute and storage for data analytics

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AWS Data Analytics Platform – Starburst Data’s Vision

As more and more companies turn to low-cost object storage to store a majority of their data, providing easy access to this data has become vitally important. The need to transform and load data to other sytems that provide specific features is still a necessity for certain requirements but querying an object store directly is gaining popularity. 

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The Floodgates Are Open – S3 to EC2 now at 25Gbps!

Some great news from the AWS folks. They have increased network bandwidth for EC2 instances when communicating with S3. For those of you that use Presto on AWS, this is GREAT news!

One of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers is trying to troubleshoot performance issues when using S3 as a data source for Presto. With this increase in speed, a fully queryable S3 powered data lake is even easier. 

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Presto – Next Chapter

As you may have learned from our first press release, we have announced the creation of Starburst, a new independent company solely focused on Presto, an open source distributed SQL engine.
If you are new to Presto, please read more about its unique SQL-on-Anything capabilities.

In this blog post, I would like to talk a bit about how we got where we are today.

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