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Data Warehouse Architects Can Minimize Downtime, Maximize Scalability, and Lower Costs with Aster Data Systems


Redwood City, Calif. – December 15, 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 explaining how data-driven businesses can lower costs while providing non-stop high-performance on any data size from gigabytes to petabytes.

Viewers will also learn about best practices for managing data warehouses that empower frontline business applications. Business-critical functions supported by frontline data warehouses include credit scoring, behavioral ad-targeting, fraud detection, spam denial, product and content recommendations, risk modeling, and more. Providing a 24x7 analytic environment, frontline data warehouses provide data-driven applications and their users with uncompromising levels of service availability, performance, scale, and depth of analytics.

Aster Data, founded in 2005, takes a new approach to data warehousing. Aster’s core product, Aster nCluster, is a high-performance relational database management system for frontline data warehousing. Unlike traditional analytic databases, Aster’s online fault tolerance and hands-free administration allows it to run on a cluster of low-cost, commodity hardware – not a proprietary hardware appliance.

Traditional database systems have become extremely expensive to manage because they aren’t fundamentally designed to handle today’s data volumes. nCluster significantly reduces the cost of managing and administering the database software and hardware. The nCluster architecture is built on the fundamental principles of self-management and self-healing. Leveraging its Recovery-Oriented Computing architecture, it handles software and hardware errors in a transparent manner, minimizing administrative burden.

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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