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Aster Data Systems Discusses Requirements for Mission-Critical Data Warehouses


Webcast Features Leading Industry Experts; Guest Speaker from Leading Analyst Firm and Aster Data Systems CEO, Mayank Bawa

Redwood City, Calif. – November 19, 2008 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader in high-performance analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, today announced the public availability of an on-demand webcast designed to help data-driven businesses understand the requirements for modern data warehouses. This webcast discusses the challenges of managing data warehouses which empower frontline business applications, and how to keep costs low while maintaining 100% uptime.

Featured speaker Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, Donald Feinberg, discusses current trends in data warehouses and the performance needs IT organizations are experiencing today. Mr. Feinberg talks about the need for IT and business owners to have the ability to drill-down on business application data, in a timely fashion, regardless of the size of the data. Mr. Feinberg also counsels IT owners building a data warehouse that more hardware is not always the answer to improving performance, and when considering software vendors it is important to take into account the availability of compression, partitioning, and in-database analytics.

The webcast also discusses the concept of “always-on, always-parallel” databases and their price/performance advantage when building a data warehouse for business applications. Mayank Bawa, Aster CEO and co-founder, also talks about In-Database MapReduce, which unites standard SQL with the powerful MapReduce programming framework to allow analysts and developers to do richer analysis of larger data sets.

The webcast can be found at

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven leader in high-performance analytic databases for frontline data warehousing and analysis – bringing deep insights on massive data analyzed on clusters of commodity hardware. Aster cost-effectively powers frontline analytic applications for companies such as MySpace, Akamai, and Aggregate Knowledge. Built on lower-cost hardware, and providing ‘hands-free’ administration, Aster enables companies to meet their data warehousing needs within their budget. Aster is headquartered in Redwood City, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Cambrian Ventures, and First-Round Capital. For more information please visit, or call 650-232-4400.

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