Here’s the difference between Firebolt and Starburst. The comparison is based on pricing, deployment, business model, and other important factors.
Firebolt is the world’s fastest cloud data warehouse, purpose-built for delivering a new grade of analytic experiences over big data. It provides tech companies with a modern data stack, an order of magnitude faster query performance at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives by combining the simplicity, elasticity and low cost of the cloud with the latest innovations in analytics. Engineering teams that adopted Firebolt have been able to deploy data applications and interactive analytics over big data in weeks while delivering sub-second performance at terabyte to petabyte scale.
For data-driven companies, Starburst offers a full-featured data lake analytics platform, built on open source Trino. Our platform includes the capabilities needed to discover, organize, and consume data without the need for time-consuming and costly migrations. We believe the lake should be the center of gravity, but support accessing data outside the lake when needed. With Starburst, teams can access more complete data, lower the cost of infrastructure, use the tools best suited to their specific needs, and avoid vendor lock-in. Trusted by companies like Comcast, Grubhub, and Priceline, Starburst helps companies make better decisions faster on all their data.