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Starburst Advances Data Product Functionality to Serve Cross-Border Use Cases

Driven by European growth, new functionality gives global companies the ability easily build amd share data products while meeting security and compliance requirements.

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Analytics company Starburst has announced enhanced functionality for building and sharing data products built on global data sets. The new functionality is supported by Starburst Stargate, which allows customers to link catalogs and data sources across geographies while ensuring access controls are in place and data residency requirements are honored. Customers such as Sophia Genetics are using Stargate to analyze distributed data and quickly demonstrate compliance with policies and regulations. 

The recently popularized concept of a distributed data mesh architecture has brought a new focus on data products. Starburst’s goal is to provide a low-code solution to building, sharing, and curating data products across global data sets. In just seven months after becoming generally available, Starburst data products have been met with significant demand, with more than 40 Starburst Enterprise customers using the data product features today.

The rapid European customer growth is driven by Starburst's enabling a global data mesh approach. With its Starburst Stargate connector acting as a global gateway for cross-cloud analytics, European customers can securely capitalize on distributed data, including creating shareable data products, where data residency and sovereignty requirements have made it challenging.

“Data often resides across borders and clouds, forcing organizations to adhere to a myriad of compliance regulations which can severely limit insights due to partial data access. In particular, our European customers face significant barriers to data consumption across borders given data sovereignty regulations,” said Alison Huselid, SVP, product, Starburst. “Starburst’s goal is to make it easier to produce, share, and consume data products from any source while ensuring secure and compliant access to global data sets.”

New data products functionality includes:

  • Data product and data set cloning enables sharing of data products to drive the democratization of data across the enterprise
  • Exception-based policies for data products (and other assets), also known as DENY, enables significantly reduced overhead of security management
  • Significant user experience improvements for managing data security policies at scale, which works for all assets including data products natively in Starburst
  • Consistent governance that spans the entire product from raw data to curated data products enables compliance in the most regulated industries and use cases, and the creation of curated, secure, and obfuscated or limited data without the risk of exposing unneeded data
  • (Private Preview) Data masking and cell-level filtering for data products and other data assets allows specific groups to access and view limited or complex data sets

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