StarRocks Project by CelerData Moves to the Linux Foundation for Continued Open Source Development

CelerData, a unified analytics platform designed for the modern, real-time enterprise, is announcing that the StarRocks Project, a high-performance analytical database launched in 2020, is contributing to the Linux Foundation, following its migration from an Elastic License to an Apache License.

The StarRocks Project is an independent, source code available project that enables enterprises to successfully launch their digital transformation journeys; this contribution will empower the StarRocks Project to thrive within the open source community.

StarRocks merges real-time analytics with an OLAP database and data lake analytics onto a single engine with one data pipeline, leveraging a columnar storage engine and fully vectorized operators to bolster performance in CPU processing.

“This is the first analytical database in the industry that addressed the critical technical challenges in both real-time and batch analytics, such as the need to denormalize data, the inability to process real-time updates, and the challenge of supporting large numbers of concurrent users,” said James Li, CEO of CelerData. “StarRocks’ unique design can handle frequent updates to past transactions, while still maintaining high query performance in real-time. This enables use cases previously considered not suitable for real-time analytics. We look forward to collaborating with the Linux Foundation given its significant experience in operating an open source project. Being part of this foundation will help us collaborate with other open source projects to improve user experience while building the world’s best query engine.”

StarRocks’ efficacy has been recognized with a BIG Innovation Award, as well as the Digital Innovator Award from Intellyx. The contribution to the Linux Foundation will continue to enrich and expand the StarRocks Project’s digital transformation capabilities.

“The Linux Foundation is delighted to welcome the StarRocks Project into its family of open source projects,” said Mike Woster, chief revenue officer at the Linux Foundation. “By providing a neutral home for collaboration, the Linux Foundation is able to bring together talented individuals and organizations from around the world to collaborate on building innovative solutions and technologies for shared benefit.”

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