Find the Needle in the Multicloud Data Haystack

The new one-stop-shop for finding any needle in your on-premises, private or public cloud haystack.

The adage of “finding a needle in a haystack” is an everyday challenge for our customers. The explosion of data is keeping data teams up at night as they wrestle with the IT challenges created by data silos and bypassing those challenges to create new sources of customer, product, service, and operational value from their data. In fact, only 22% of data management resource time is spent on data innovation and monetization.¹

Dell Technologies logo and Starburst Analytics logo. In our ongoing effort to help customers with their data management journey, Dell Technologies has developed a data virtualization solution in partnership with Starburst, that eliminates data silos to enable fast querying of data sources on-prem and in the cloud. Through use of the solution, IT leaders can further identify the data that is most valuable for the organization to centralize. The solution utilizes Dell Technologies software-driven storage designed to manage data at scale without compromising performance, including PowerEdge servers and ECS object storage.

Data Management with Dell Technologies

This strategic partnership is part of Dell’s journey to continuously innovate alongside our customers. Doing so enables them to accelerate time to value with their data to deliver better business outcomes. As a trusted partner for best in breed storage, compute, networking, data protection, backup, and recovery and more,​ we execute diverse and dynamic AI and ML workloads across our industry-leading infrastructure every day, irrespective of where it resides across on-prem, public cloud and edge​. Our extensive network of value-added professional services and support, ​pre-validated solutions and reference architectures​, as well as partner-enabled services and strategic partnerships like this one, delivers the necessary experts, resources and capabilities to help our customers optimize their IT and data​. Dell’s customers already trust us to protect and process their data, and we want to extend that trusted support by helping them simplify the data management journey – allowing them to innovate quickly and efficiently. ​

Today, we begin to collate and further proliferate our data management philosophy by extending our products, services and offerings into one that modernizes the data management journey for our customers. The new partnership allows us to further walk alongside our customers as they work though their complex data environment and gather valuable insights from a wide variety of newer data types like videos, streams, and more. But we’re not stopping at traditional analytics. We are continuing our venture into providing the capabilities necessary to help tackle the challenges of new data types with exponential growth.

Man walking down aisle between rows of servers in data center. Our partnership with Starburst was a natural progression of this ethos, allowing us to bring our customers the ability to use data virtualization across their multicloud environments. Starburst is the analytics engine for all data, providing the fastest, most efficient analytics engine for data warehouses, data lakes, or data mesh. They unlock the value of distributed data by making it fast and easy to access, no matter where it lives. Starburst queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for data-driven organizations. With Starburst, teams can lower the total cost of their infrastructure and analytics investments, prevent vendor lock-in and use the existing tools that work for their business. Trusted by companies like Apache Corporation, Comcast, Doordash, FINRA, Marks and Spencer, and VMware, Starburst helps companies make better decisions faster on all data.

To learn more about the solution, find our technical blog, “Journey into the analytics space with Dell and Starburst.” To learn more about Dell’s innovation in the data management space, visit our data management solutions site.

1 Gartner Survey Analysis: Data Management Struggles to Balance Innovation and Control. March 19 2020

Greg Findlen

About the Author: Greg Findlen

Greg is Senior Vice President of Product Management of Data Management at Dell Technologies. He is focused on efforts in the data management space to build solutions to enable customers better unlock the value from the data they generate each day across their organization. Prior to this role, he spent years leading engineering teams focused on developing products that scale across Dell’s enterprise portfolio of products, such as APEX, CloudIQ and others. Greg has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry and joined the company in 2006. Since joining Dell he has held a variety of positions across the Infrastructure Solutions Group and has led key functions including development, data analytics, pricing, business operations, program management and strategy development. Greg also served as a leader of the Dell and EMC integration which drove all key aspects of the merger planning related to the products and engineering teams. Prior to his time at Dell, he worked in the semiconductor test industry and drove quality improvement efforts, supplier relationships, and engaged across development and operations roles.