Starburst, an analytics anywhere firm, announced the industry’s first cross-cloud analytics solution with the latest instalment of its SaaS product Starburst Galaxy announced it at AWS re:Invent, hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). This most recent version of Starburst Galaxy, first released in February 2021, now enables clients to query data across cloud platforms smoothly without compromising speed or access.

“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.

As a result of this year’s rapid digitization, countless companies are now using multiple cloud providers. Until now, running a business on multiple cloud providers’ platforms has been inefficient due to data access issues and pricing. Clients can now operate efficiently on AWS and other major cloud providers with Starburst Galaxy, removing 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. 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,” said Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Starburst.

“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. 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,” said Sabina Joseph, General Manager, Technology Partners at AWS.

Cloud analytics is offered by other vendors in the data analytics industry, but the Starburst Galaxy offering is significantly different. Until now, there has been no other architecture in the market that addresses these issues of cross-cloud analytics.

“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. 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,” said Michael Cesino, President at Visible Systems Corporation.