2024 VIEW FROM THE TOP: Starburst

View From the Top by Justin Borgman, Co-Founder & CEO, Starburst

Starburst offers an open data lakehouse to provide an end-to-end analytics platform with industry-leading price-performance for both cloud and on-premises workloads.

At Starburst, we believe freeing our customers from vendor lock-in while providing best-in-class value is mission-critical.
We also fundamentally believe that the best materialization of a lakehouse is a concept we’ve defined as Icehouse—a data lakehouse built on Apache Iceberg and Trino. With Icehouse, not only is the data portable because of the open file and table formats, but the customer now owns SQL because it is not locked in some proprietary language.

To bring Icehouse to life, we offer two products to enable our customers to use Starburst within their multi-cloud, hybrid, or on-premises data estate. First, Starburst Galaxy is our fully managed SaaS for end-to-end data and analytics. Second, Starburst Enterprise, which can be deployed anywhere—on premises, in the cloud, or hybrid—and is self-managed software that can run in some of the world’s most security-sensitive environments. With both products, we’ve streamlined data access and analytics for organizations dealing with large and complex datasets.