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Starburst Launches Presto-Based ‘Galaxy’ Analytics Platform

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Starburst has announced the public beta release of its first-ever fully managed offering, Starburst Galaxy. The release is timed with Starburst’s first annual data strategy event, Datanova, which kicks off today.

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 easily take control of their data analytics.

Starburst continues to develop Starburst Enterprise, a self-managed offering allowing organizations to deploy & manage Starburst wherever they choose. As a managed service, Starburst Galaxy will reduce deployment time and operational challenges, enabling organizations to more quickly realize the value of their data.

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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