Starburst Galaxy Debuts at AWS
November 30, 2021
at AWS re:Invent hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), Starburst introduced
the industry's first cross-cloud analytics solution with the latest iteration of
its SaaS product Starburst Galaxy. First released in February 2021, this most
updated version of Starburst Galaxy now allows customers to query data across
cloud platforms seamlessly without sacrificing speed or access.
Our research with Red Hat showed that today's modern enterprises are demanding
cross-cloud flexibility. Among survey respondents, 62% expect to have all of
their data in the cloud by the end of 2021. This migration is not specific to
one cloud provider: the number one criteria respondents looked for in cloud data
storage was the flexibility to access data from multiple clouds (47%).
"Analyzing data across cloud providers is a growing concern for enterprises as
data is increasingly generated and stored in multiple clouds, as well as
on-premises data centers. Starburst is at the forefront of helping enterprises
address this issue with its Starburst Galaxy managed service, which enables SQL
queries to be federated across data stored in cloud object stores and data
warehouses, on multiple clouds, without data movement," said Matt Aslett, Vice
President and Research Director at Ventana Research.
Due to the rapid move to digitize this past year, countless organizations are
now operating on multiple cloud providers. Until now, it's been inefficient to
run an organization on multiple cloud providers' platforms due to data access
challenges and pricing. Now with Starburst Galaxy, customers can operate
efficiently on AWS and other major cloud providers, eliminating data silos and
challenges of the past.
"Many vendors make their products available in each of the major cloud providers
and refer to them as 'multi-cloud.' Starburst is taking the industry to a new
frontier, as the first to offer "cross-cloud" analytics, enabling SQL joins
across tables living in different clouds. At Starburst, we believe you should
own your own data and have the freedom to decide where it lives," said Justin
Borgman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Starburst. "With Galaxy,
we're excited to bring the first cross-cloud analytics SaaS platform to market,
and proud to say it includes native security features, a flexible consumption
model, and a great user experience."
"Starburst and AWS are working together to provide a seamless, easy-to-access
architecture across the cloud environment to meet customers' demands in today's
modern, cloud-first workforce," said Sabina Joseph, General Manager, Technology
Partners at AWS. "Starburst Galaxy on AWS empowers organizations across
industries with a cloud-based managed service that streamlines the querying and
analysis of data so companies can quickly make data-driven decisions."
Starburst Galaxy is the cloud native and fully managed service of Starburst's
massively parallel processing (MPP), high performance query engine. It allows
users to query a variety of data sources, or join data across multiple data
sources through a single query. In minutes, users can sign-up through AWS
Marketplace, connect to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, their
Glue meta store and MySQL/PostgreSQL RDS. Additional cross-cloud benefits of
Starburst Galaxy include:
architectural complexity and standardized operations across clouds
Elimination of vendor lock-in;
allowing for optionality in your data ecosystem
Federated queries across cloud
sources for multiple use cases
Other vendors in the data analytics
industry offer cloud analytics but the Starburst Galaxy offering is
significantly differentiated. There is currently no other architecture available
in the market that addresses the challenges of cross-cloud analytics until now.
"We're very excited about the future of Starburst Galaxy and cross-cloud
analytics. The demand for an intuitive, easy to use platform where our customers
can query across their cloud infrastructure is very high," said Michael Cesino,
President at Visible Systems Corporation. "Starburst Galaxy opens the door to
meet this demand and help companies gain new insights that were previously
impossible in the time they were needed."