Immuta, Starburst Partner To Deliver Automation To Help Users Unlock Cloud Data for Safe, Secure Analytics

Immuta and Starburst have entered a strategic alliance to bring automation to data access control, security, and privacy protection.

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Immuta, a provider of automated data governance solution is partnering with Starburst, creator of Starburst Enterprise for Presto, commercial offering of the Presto open-source, distributed SQL query engine. 


In specific, the Immuta-Starburst strategic alliance will bring automation to enable companies to query data across multiple databases, as well as to strengthen and simplify cloud data access control and privacy protection.


The partnership comes as Immuta’s Automated Data Governance platform has released a new, native integration with Starburst. The capability enables data engineering and DataOps teams to automatically detect sensitive data, write and enforce fine-grained access control policies, and provide an active data catalog of Starburst Presto and other cloud services.


"Starburst is a natural partner for Immuta. Both companies are focused on helping data-driven organizations maximize the value of data across complex data platforms and architectures by not just separating data storage from compute, but also separating compute and access control,” said Chris Devaney, Immuta’s vice president for alliances.


“We see enormous opportunity in delivering the joint solution to organizations who must preserve privacy and security within an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Joint customers that work with highly-sensitive data can leverage Starburst and Immuta to automate data governance, policy enforcement, access control, and privacy management,” Devaney added.


Justin Borgman, Co-Founder & CEO at Starburst added, “The combination of Immuta and Starburst is a great way for organizations to automate data access governance while maximizing data utility and security. Customers rely on Starburst to query terabytes of data from across all of their data sources and locations and future-proof their data architecture. This joint solution with Immuta will allow our customers to do so with consistent data access governance capabilities that make sensitive data safer, easier to share, and ultimately more valuable to the organization.”


Specific features and benefits of the joint Immuta-Starburst solution include:

Sensitive Data Detection: Immuta’s sensitive data detection feature automates the discovery and classification of sensitive attributes across Starburst, helping to save time and reduce risk.


Fine-Grained Access Controls: Immuta applies row-level security, column-level security and masking, and cell-level protection to Starburst data without making copies, building custom plugins, or managing role-based access.


Dynamic Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs): Immuta provides a wide array of PETs that allow customers to dynamically anonymize data, unlocking the value and utility of sensitive data for internal analytics and external data sharing.


Self-Service, Active Data Catalog: Starburst analysts and data scientists can use Immuta’s active data catalog to search, explore, and subscribe to data sources, with built-in approval workflows to grant new access. Furthermore, Immuta Projects enables teams to collaborate around data, automatically protecting data sources and any published or derived data.

The Immuta Automated Data Governance platform today powers compliant BI, analytics and data science for the world’s most data-driven organizations. Starburst queries data across any database, making it instantly actionable for organizations.