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Aster Data Systems, Tasso Argyros CTO and Co-Founder, to Speak at Structure ’09 Conference Presented by GigaOm – Putting Cloud Computing to Work


What: Tasso Argyros, CTO and Co-founder, Aster Data Systems ( will be present at this year’s Structure conference dedicated to the discussion around Cloud Computing and how organizations can use the new technology to improve efficiencies of various IT functions. Argyros will join industry colleagues and new media giants, such as Facebook and Gilt Groupe, to discuss the evolution of programming within the database sector.

The emergence of programming structures such as Hadoop and MapReduce, have allowed organizations to move, access, and better leverage massive amounts of data. While advancements have been made there is still much discussion around how organizations utilize current programs, while integrating new practices. In the session titled: From Databases to DataSpaces (, the panelists will discuss advancements in web-scale computing, distributed infrastructure, and how these innovations have led to changes in data storage and processing. Argyros will lend his expertise and insight into the pros and cons of today’s latest and greatest data solutions.

Aster is a proven leader in the area of high-performance analytic database systems for data warehousing and recently became the first vendor in the market to provide In-Database MapReduce services in the cloud through its flagship Aster nCluster database product. Aster nCluster Cloud Edition provides a multi-terabyte-scale cloud-based option for data warehousing and advanced analytics. Aster nCluster Cloud Edition is currently available on both Amazon Web Services (NASD:AMZN) and AppNexus on-demand offerings.

Who: CTO and Co-Founder, Aster Data Systems
Tasso (Tassos) Argyros is the CTO and co-founder of Aster Data Systems, where he is responsible for all product and engineering operations of the company. Tasso was recently recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009 and was an SAP fellow at the Stanford Computer Science department. While at Stanford, Tasso was pursuing a Ph.D. in the Distributed Systems Group with a focus on designing cluster architectures for fast, parallel data processing using large farms of commodity servers. He holds an MsC in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Diploma in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Athens.

When: Structure ’09 Conference
Thursday, June 25
8 a.m. – 6:20 p.m. PST

Where: Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

About Aster Data Systems: Aster Data Systems is a proven leader in high-performance analytic database systems for data warehousing – the first DBMS to tightly integrate SQL with MapReduce - providing deep insights on data analyzed on clusters of low-cost commodity hardware. The Aster nCluster database cost-effectively powers frontline analytic applications for companies such as Coremetrics, MySpace, aCerno (an Akamai company), and ShareThis. Running on low-cost off-the-shelf hardware, and providing ’hands-free’ administration, Aster enables enterprises to meet their data warehousing needs within their budget. Aster is headquartered in San Carlos, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, JAFCO Ventures, IVP, Cambrian Ventures, and First Round Capital, as well as industry visionaries including David Cheriton, Rajeev Motwani and Ron Conway. For more information please visit, or call 650-232-4400.

Aster Data Systems, Aster nCluster and the Aster logo are registered trademarks of Aster Data Systems. All other brands and trademarks referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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