Starburst Adds Cross-Cloud Analytics to Its SaaS Product, Starburst Galaxy

With the newest generation of its SaaS offering Starburst Galaxy, Starburst, an analytics anywhere firm, has revealed its cross-cloud analytics solution. The solution was announced at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas this week. The most recent version of Starburst Galaxy, which was first introduced in February 2021, now allows clients to query data across cloud platforms without losing performance or access.

Photo Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Starburst
“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,” said Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Starburst.

Starburst Galaxy is Starburst’s massively parallel processing (MPP) high performance query engine’s cloud native and fully managed service. Users can query a range of data sources or join data from numerous data sources in a single query. Users may sign up for Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets, their Glue meta store, and MySQL/PostgreSQL RDS in minutes via the AWS Marketplace.

“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.”

SQL Queries

“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,” said Matt Aslett, Vice President and Research Director at Ventana Research. “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.”

Additional cross-cloud benefits of Starburst Galaxy would include:

  • Across clouds, architectural complexity has been reduced, and operations have been standardized
  • Vendor lock-in is eliminated, allowing your data environment to be more flexible
  • For numerous use cases, federated inquiries across cloud sources are available.

“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,” said Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of Starburst. “At Starburst, we believe you should own your own data and have the freedom to decide where it lives. 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.”

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