Presto Starbursts to the Enterprise

So it looks like Teradata is spinning out their work on Presto as an open source project into a new company, Starburst. I think this is for the best, as far as Presto adoption and growth goes — while Presto surely received a lot of investment at Teradata, that did it a lot of good, surely it couldn’t pursue its…

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Apache Arrow: MapD adopts portable, standard in-memory analytics data format from Dremio

Some time back I had the pleasure of meeting some of the good folks at MapD. Among the topics we wound up talking about was Apache Arrow, an emerging in-memory columnar data representation with multiple language bindings which, to make a long story short, can let different analytics solutions pass data from one to another by reference, rather than by…

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