Analytics software provider Starburst unveiled several new upgrades to its Enterprise and Galaxy offerings at its annual Datanova conference to support enterprise AI and analytics workloads.
Starburst Enterprise is the company’s data management and analytics platform that offers an enterprise version of Trino, an open source distributed SQL query engine for big data that enables users to query data from multiple data sources within a single consultation.
Starburst Galaxy, on the other hand, is the company’s managed Trino SQL query engine service.
Faster query processing with Warp Speed
To increase the speed of query processing, Starburst has introduced a clever indexing and caching solution called Warp Speed.
Starburst claims the solution will speed up queries by up to seven times by splitting blocks of data and automatically choosing the most effective index for each block. This reduces query response time and optimizes data lake performance by autonomously identifying and caching the most used or relevant data based on usage pattern analysis.
Smart indexing and caching are a combination of processes that can be used to speed up text-based queries, which most businesses prefer because text-based searches can also be used by non-technical users.
Warp Speed uses Apache Lucene indexing to speed up text parsing and provides text filters. Warp Speed also makes it simple to federate data across multiple cloud sources before running analytics.
“This type of acceleration strategy removes the manual burden of selecting which data in the data lake to optimize and cache,” the company said in a statement.
Warp Speed is currently in private preview for Starburst Galaxy users and will be available to Starburst Enterprise users at the end of February.
Low-code interface and private preview of data products
Starburst has also introduced a new low-code interface to help enterprise customers create, share, and curate global data from data products in Starburst Galaxy.
Low-code or no-code applications have been gaining popularity as they lower the technical barrier to operate and lower costs by eliminating the need for an expert such as a web or app developer to create applications or interfaces.
The low-code and no-code market size is expected to reach $21 billion by 2026, according to market research firm IDC.
In addition to the low-code interface, Starburst introduced its data products in private preview at Starburst Galaxy, along with a new data catalogue.
Starburst had first introduced its data products at last year’s annual conference in the form of a new module in the Starburst Enterprise web user interface.
Data products are essentially applications like dashboards and predictive analytics that allow you to analyze data to gain insights for the business.
Starburst also said that it was making it possible for developers to work on Python within Starburst due to demand from companies to migrate PySpark workloads to Trino.
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