Presto: Past, Present, & Future + The Birth of Starburst

Thursday, August 13th  |  1pm ET

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Before Presto, organizations were struggling to find an easier way to access distributed data. Part of the complexity is as a result of cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud models – each which bring scale & efficiency benefits yet perpetuate data silos. Companies were starting to solve for creating consistent access to distributed data.

Join Starburst CTO and Presto Co-founder Martin Traverso and Starburst Solutions Architect Sam Der-Kazaryan, to learn about Presto’s origins, an insider view of the Presto roadmap, and how Starburst builds on Presto for enterprise-ready deployments.

In this webinar you will discover:

  • Hear Martin’s take on why he built Presto in 2012 and challenges it addressed then and now
  • Understand how Presto has evolved and where it’s headed
  • Learn about how Starburst Enterprise Presto and its applicability to big data use cases


Martin Traverso

Co-creator, Presto & CTO, Starburst

Co-creator of Presto, Co-Founder of Presto Software Foundation, and CTO at Starburst. Prior to Starburst, Martin worked as a Software Engineer at Facebook, and a Software Architect at Proofpoint and Ning.

Sam Der-Kazaryan

Solutions Architect, Starburst

Sam’s 25+ year professional career spans from programming Atari and Commodore 64 in the late ’80s to helping customers with their Big Data journey in the cloud, and many things in between. Over the years he has built software systems for Fortune 500 companies. bootstrapped Internet startups, headed digital marketing operations for a global marketing conglomerate, ran marketing analytics teams and managed software products. 

At Starburst Sam helps customers address their data analytics needs using Starburst Presto. Prior to Starburst, he managed a team of Solution Architects at Qubole, supporting the US East pre-sales organization. Before Qubole, Sam worked on a medical device IoT system at DEKA. Together, these experiences comprise his 8 year work within the BigData space.

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