Trying Starburst Enterprise #

Starburst makes it easy to set up trial configurations of Starburst Enterprise platform (SEP).

Up and running fast #

Use a local machine installation to get Starburst Enterprise running quickly as a demo or trial system for your site’s developers.

On any Linux distro, you can:

Both installation methods can be installed without a SEP license, or to unlock the performance and security enhancements of SEP, you can request a license as described in the linked pages above.

For initial evaluation only, you can use either method on recent releases of macOS. MacOS is explicitly not supported to run SEP services for any other purpose.

Consider the following ways to install and evaluate SEP, listed in ease of use order.

SEP on cloud provider infrastructure #

You can deploy and run Starburst Enterprise on the infrastructure of many cloud providers using their marketplace offerings.

SEP managed on a Kubernetes cluster #

You can install Starburst Enterprise on a Kubernetes cluster, taking advantage of Kubernetes abstractions to free you from the details of servers, hosts, and IP addresses.

Starburst recommends using Helm charts to configure your Kubernetes cluster as described in Kubernetes with Helm.

You can install Starburst Enterprise on a private Kubernetes configuration on a local network or on a cloud provider’s Kubernetes offering, including:

You must provide:

  • Access credentials from your cloud provider.
  • The URLs and access credentials for the data sources you want your Kubernetes-hosted SEP cluster to access.

SEP with full local control #

You can install and configure a Starburst Enterprise cluster yourself on a local network or on a cloud installation that you control.

The advantage of this is that you manage and control all aspects of your SEP cluster.

The disadvantage is the same: troubleshooting cluster problems requires knowledge of and access to your configuration settings.

You can configure a local Starburst Enterprise cluster:

  • On a local Kubernetes cluster using Helm charts.
  • On a local network of individual machines without Kubernetes.

To install on one or more local machines, you have several options: