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Brian Olsen

Brian Olsen

Brian is a U.S. Marine turned software engineer and developer advocate working to foster the open-source Presto community. Brian spent four years as a data engineer at a cybersecurity company working on pipeline maintenance and query optimization. While in this role, Brian was responsible for maintaining data pipelines and migrations to include replacing some legacy data warehousing systems to use open-source Presto. Brian is a published author in ACM and IEEE geospatial database conferences.

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Intro to Trino for the Trinewbie

By | on 02, Nov 2021 |   Trino galaxy

If you haven’t heard of Trino before, it is a query engine that speaks the language of many genres of databases. As such, Trino is commonly used to provide fast ad-hoc queries across heterog[...]

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Starburst Elements: What is Trino?

By | on 15, Jul 2021 |

Data engineers are struggling to keep up with the demands of their data consumers. Every team has their favorite database object storage or other systems. And the businesses are continually [...]

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Announcing: Trino Summit 2021!

By | on 07, Jul 2021 |

Greetings Trino nation, As mentioned in last year’s Presto Summit blog, “It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later!” We may not have guessed at the time that “later” was a year and a half, but he[...]

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Trino on Ice IV: Deep Dive Into Iceberg Internals

By | on 08, Jun 2021 |   Iceberg

Welcome back to the Trino on Ice blog series that has so far covered some very interesting high level concepts of the Iceberg model, and how you can take advantage of them using the Trino qu[...]

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Trino on Ice III: Iceberg Concurrency Model, Snapshots, and the Iceberg Spec

By | on 25, May 2021 |   Iceberg

Welcome back to this blog series discussing the amazing features of Apache Iceberg. In the last two blog posts, we’ve covered a lot of cool feature improvements of Iceberg over the Hive mode[...]

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Trino on Ice II: In-Place Table Evolution and Cloud Compatibility with Iceberg

By | on 11, May 2021 |   Trino Iceberg

In-place table evolution and cloud compatibility with Iceberg

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Trino On Ice I: A Gentle Introduction To Iceberg

By | on 27, Apr 2021 |   sql Iceberg

We’re excited to debut this blog series ‘Trino on Ice’ with a gentle introduction to Iceberg. Stay tuned for future posts from the Trino perspective on Iceberg’s table properties, cloud comp[...]

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Understanding the Starburst and Trino Hive Connector Architecture

By | on 18, Feb 2021 |   hive Trino

After a decade of running Hive queries on their data lakes, many companies are astonished at the speeds in which they are able to query their existing Hive tables by just replacing Hive with[...]

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A Gentle Introduction to the Hive Connector

By | on 12, Feb 2021 |   hive technical features

TL;DR: The Hive connector is what you use in Starburst Enterprise for reading data from object storage that is organized according to the rules laid out by Hive, without using the Hive runti[...]

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Video: How to Migrate from EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

By | on 13, Nov 2020 |

In this video, I walk you through the steps of migrating between an existing EMR Presto cluster that has existing data in S3 and MySQL to using a Starburst Enterprise Presto cluster in its p[...]

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Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from OS Presto on EMR to Starburst Enterprise Presto

By | on 13, Nov 2020 |

In today’s data architecture economy, there are no shortages of options when it comes to choosing various distributions and deployment strategies for a given technology. You can deploy many [...]

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The Band Is Back Together: Presto Creators Reunite at Starburst

By | on 22, Sep 2020 |

The fourth and final Presto co-creator joins Starburst

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