Looker and Starburst both subscribe to the philosophy and technical architecture of not having to move data and being able to access and analyze data where it is stored. The power of Presto with Starburst’s distribution services allows for a single point of access to data that Looker can tap into for analytics in the hands of every user.
The Presto SQL query engine offers unparalleled performance to access large volumes of complex data at source (consolidated or federated). Looker leverages that single point of access to enable users to analyze the data to make informed business decisions in real time. This further expands the use cases where Looker and Startburst offer incremental value.
Presto’s distributed query engine and Starburst’s federated cost-based query optimizer allows for greater scalability and high user concurrency. The separation of storage and compute eliminates the need for additional ETL or data integration and speeds up analytical insights for the Looker user base.