Starburst Intros Galaxy|
February 15, 2021
made a public beta release of its first-ever fully managed offering,
Starburst Galaxy. The cloud-native service empowers users with fast
access to all data, and easier ways to manage it, wherever it resides.
Starburst Galaxy will remove the complexity of data movement and copies
and accelerate data-driven decision making. The release is timed with
Starburst’s first annual data strategy event, Datanova, which kicks off
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
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.
Starburst continues to develop Starburst Enterprise, the solution which
all Starburst clients benefit from today, which is a self-managed
offering allowing organizations to deploy & manage Starburst wherever
they choose. This solution is critical for large organizations who need
Starburst on-premises, and will continue it’s development path. As a
managed service, Starburst Galaxy will reduce deployment time and
operational challenges, enabling organizations to more quickly realize
the value of their data.
“Data consumers can’t afford to wait to access & 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
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.
Starburst Galaxy simplifies cluster management, provides tools to help
optimize queries and control costs, and provides cost transparency to
data movement & copy burden for data engineers. With the ability to
access data where it lives, including joining data from different
sources, Starburst Galaxy reduces the need to move & copy data for
analytics. The end result is faster
Better & faster decision-making on more data for data consumers. Data
analysts & scientists benefit from faster access to new data for ad hoc
+ discovery analytics, reduced reliance on data engineering for data
movement, and can seamlessly join data across sources, all while
continuing to self-service with their BI tool of choice.
Enables a data-driven organization while achieving data governance.
Starburst Galaxy includes global security features including
authentication, fine-grained access control, detailed security auditing
and more. Companies no longer need to make tradeoffs between data access
security and speed.
Starburst is uniquely qualified to offer this managed Trino offering.
Starburst’s team includes veterans that hold decades of experience in
databases and data processing, and specifically almost a decade of
operational experience with Trino. All four creators of the open source
project are on the Starburst team.
“As a Starburst customer and partner, Promethium is extremely excited to
be one of the first beta users of Starburst Galaxy,” said Kaycee Lai,
Founder & CEO, Promethium. “This new cloud-based service will bring us
many additional benefits including easier Trino deployment and
management, and will give us greater flexibility on Promethium’s future
roadmap. Ultimately these benefits will make their way to our end
customers who benefit from Starburst being embedded in our platform.”
Starburst Galaxy is available now in public beta on AWS, with general
availability and additional cloud providers becoming available in the