Cloud Analytics Engine Starburst Enterprise Integrated on Alibaba Cloud

Starburst, a firm that provides analytics anywhere, has announced a collaboration with Alibaba Cloud to provide Starburst Enterprise to the Chinese market. Alibaba Cloud will provide the engineering needed to integrate Starburst Enterprise on Alibaba Cloud, as well as the sales, services, and support capabilities required to provide a smooth client experience.

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Starburst Enterprise is an SQL engine that is engineered to deliver both quick and scalable services. Starburst Enterprise is cloud native, with storage and computing separated, and can query data in GCS, Hadoop, SQL and NoSQL databases, as well as other data sources. Various security features, more connections, a cost-based query optimizer, support for operating additional deployment platforms, and much more are included in Starburst Enterprise.

Starburst is presently accessible on a number of major public and private cloud platforms, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Red Hat, and HPE, but this cooperation would be a significant step toward bringing the data mesh analytics engine to Alibaba Cloud users in the Chinese market.

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Photo Justin Borgman, CEO at Starburst
“Global companies find that their enterprise data is increasingly spread across multiple clouds and disparate geographic regions. Starburst’s vision is to unlock the analyst within us all and allow access to all of a company’s data, no matter where it resides,” said Justin Borgman, CEO at Starburst.

According to IDC, China’s public cloud market has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 61.1 percent over the last five years, substantially faster than the United States’ 23.8 percent growth. This expansion presents a huge market opportunity for Starburst to enable Alibaba Cloud customers to provide better data access through a data mesh architecture, deliver data as a product, and empower business users to make more informed decisions.  With 87.4 percent of Chinese firms using open-source technologies, this would make Chinese users the second most prolific group on GitHub after the United States.

“China, like the rest of the world, has been impacted by the digital pressure spurred on by the pandemic,” said Dr Jia Yangqing, Vice President of Alibaba Group, Senior Fellow of the Computing Platform, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “As long-time users and supporters of the Trino project, we’re very excited to leverage the open-source community and now this enterprise distribution of Starburst on Alibaba Cloud so that large enterprises in China can take advantage of its power to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives in the face of the challenges created by the pandemic.”

Deeper Level of Hybrid Analytics

Starburst is now accessible on practically every major public cloud platform and can be purchased through their markets with ease thanks to this cooperation. The Alibaba Cloud alliance follows Starburst’s recent introduction of Stargate, a new product offering that aims to serve as a single point of access to data across borders, with rapid query performance while maintaining data privacy and sovereignty. Companies headquartered in China, as well as Chinese subsidiaries of international corporations, may now easily utilize these sophisticated global analytics capabilities to design architectures that reflect today’s global nature of business, thanks to this alliance.

“Global companies find that their enterprise data is increasingly spread across multiple clouds and disparate geographic regions. Starburst’s vision is to unlock the analyst within us all and allow access to all of a company’s data, no matter where it resides. So, we naturally want to be everywhere our customers want to be,” said Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Starburst. Alibaba Cloud is the perfect partner to help us extend our analytics engine for this global data mesh to the greater China market and facilitate a deeper level of hybrid analytics that hasn’t previously been possible in this region.”

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