Starburst Company Overview
Starburst is on a mission to power analytics anywhere. We help companies quickly unlock the value of their data by making it easy to access. We do this with Presto, an open source SQL query engine that enables data consumers to access any data where it lies. Starburst Enterprise Presto is purpose-built to ensure Presto security & performance at scale. Starburst also provides enterprise-grade features and 24x7 support from the Presto experts. Organizations like Zalando, Slack, Grubhub, Comcast, and FINRA rely on Starburst to execute fast queries across their data lake, and even federate queries across different sources. Stop moving data, start using data.
Jobs at Starburst
Justin has spent the better part of a decade in senior executive roles building new businesses in the data warehousing and analytics space. Prior to co-founding Starburst, Justin was Vice President and General Manager at Teradata (NYSE: TDC), where he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of Hadoop products. Prior to joining Teradata, Justin was co-founder and CEO of Hadapt, the pioneering “SQL-on-Hadoop” company that transformed Hadoop from file system to analytic database accessible to anyone with a BI tool. Hadapt was acquired by Teradata in 2014.
Justin earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Kamil is a technology leader in the large scale data warehousing and analytics space. Prior to co-founding Starburst, Kamil was the Chief Architect at the Teradata Center for Hadoop in Boston, focusing on the open source SQL engine Presto. Previously, he was the co-founder and chief software architect of Hadapt, the first SQL-on-Hadoop company, acquired by Teradata in 2014.
Kamil began his journey with Hadoop and modern MPP SQL architectures about 10 years ago during a doctoral program at Yale University where he co-invented HadoopDB, the original foundation of Hadapt’s technology.
Kamil holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Wroclaw University of Technology and as well as M.S. and an M.Phil. in Computer Science from Yale University.
VP of Engineering
Matt has been working in various engineering roles in the data warehousing and analytics space for the past 10 years. Prior to Starburst Data, Matt was Director of Engineering at Teradata leading engineering teams working on Presto. Matt was part of the team that led the initiative to bring open source, in particular Presto, to Teradata’s products. Prior to joining Teradata, Matt architected and led development efforts for the next generation distributed SQL engine at Hadapt which was acquired by Teradata in 2014.
Prior to Hadapt, Matt was an early engineer at Vertica Systems which was acquired by HP (NYSE: HPQ). At Vertica Matt worked on the Query Optimizer.
At Starburst Data Matt is responsible for products, engineering, and customer support.
Director of Engineering
Wojciech has a background of over 13 years of building products and running multiple engineering teams for various organisations and across different domains. At Starburst Data Wojciech is responsible for product development. Previously he was the Engineering Manager at the Teradata Center for Hadoop, running the Presto engineering operations in Warsaw, Poland. Prior to that, back in 2011, he built and ran the Polish engineering team, a subsidiary of Hadapt Inc., a pioneer in the SQL-on-Hadoop space. Hadapt was acquired by Teradata in 2014.
Earlier, Wojciech built and lead teams on multi-year projects, from custom big e-commerce & SCM platforms to PoS systems.
Wojciech holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the Wroclaw University of Technology.
VP of Customer Success
What we do and why you should join...
Starburst is on a mission to modernize data access & analytics. Our company was founded in an unusual way; with customers and revenue from the beginning! Our growth is already ahead of some of the most successful software start-ups, and we don’t plan on slowing down.
We believe our opportunity is huge. Every large company in the world suffers from a data silo problem. Traditional data warehouse products approach the problem with old solutions that breed inefficiency and ultimately can’t help business analysts run fast analytics on all their data. This prevents the business from making better decisions to improve their company’s performance. Starburst provides a modern solution that addresses these data silo & speed of access problems. Starburst helps enterprises harness the value of open source Presto, the fastest distributed query engine available today, by adding the tools and 24x7 support that meet the needs for big data access at scale. Ultimately, Starburst helps organizations run analytics anywhere to make better business decisions.
We’re building a team of all-stars: engineers, customer success, sales, and marketing pros who are playing at the top of their game. We’re pursuing success in a unique way, with the goal of becoming the first company to a $1B valuation while taking on the least amount of venture capital - preserving the opportunity for our early team to achieve great success. Our team members all possess: Authenticity, Grit, Humility, Ownership, and are willing to earn rewards through Meritocracy.
If you’re an all-star and align with our values, check out our open roles!