Starburst Provides Public Beta of Cloud-Native Service Starburst Galaxy

Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, is offering a public beta release of its first-ever fully managed platform, Starburst Galaxy.

The cloud-native service empowers users with fast access to all data, and easier ways to manage it, wherever it resides, according to the vendor. Starburst Galaxy will remove the complexity of data movement and copies and accelerate data-driven decision making.

Starburst Galaxy is built specifically for multi-cloud analytics, enabling organizations to reexamine their data analytics strategy with the only enterprise-grade distribution of the open source Trino MPP SQL query engine.

Trino, formerly known as Presto SQL, was created by Starburst employees Martin Traverso, Dain Sundstrom, David Phillips, and Eric Hwang while they were at Facebook to provide fast and accurate analytics across the petabytes of data the company collects.

With Galaxy, in just a few clicks, users have access to data across a variety of sources, making data instantly actionable. It decreases the time-to-insight with production ready Trino, built-in security, and an easy-to-use interface.

The release of Galaxy comes on the heels of Starburst’s recent $100 million funding round that launched the company to a $1.2 billion valuation.

Galaxy will help Starburst expand into a broader market to serve organizations without the internal resources, technical skills or bandwidth to quickly and easily take control of their data analytics.

“Data consumers can’t afford to wait to access and analyze more of their data. Galaxy provides faster time-to-insight for data consumers, reduces complexity for data engineers, and gives data operations teams tools to control costs. This is another big step toward our ultimate goal of building the industry’s first hybrid analytics environment for powering the 100% data-driven organization,” said Matt Fuller, co-founder and VP of Product at Starburst. “We’re helping companies move from the expensive ‘single source of truth’ ideology made famous by decades-old data warehouses, to a ‘single point of access’, which enables organizations to access all data across multiple cloud providers and even on premises without having to understand and manage the complicated underlying infrastructure.”

Starburst Galaxy is designed for people who need to quickly access more data, but need to do so with the skills they already have. Starburst Galaxy key benefits include:

  • Reduced infrastructure management overhead for data operations pros.
  • Reduced data movement and copy burden for data engineers.
  • Better & faster decision-making on more data for data consumers.
  • Enables a data-driven organization while achieving data governance.

Starburst Galaxy is available now in public beta on AWS, with general availability and additional cloud providers becoming available in the future.

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