Aster Data Systems' Mayank Bawa to Speak at Structure ’08 Conference

Redwood City, Calif. – June 24, 2008 – Aster Data Systems, a proven innovator in massively parallel processing (MPP) databases for data warehousing and analytics, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder, Mayank Bawa has been chosen to participate in a key panel session on database analytics at GigaOm’s upcoming Structure 2008 Conference. Mayank joins a panel of leading industry professionals – including senior executives from Cloud9Analytics, Greenplum, SQLstream, TagSchema, Teradata, and Zvents – in a discussion entitled “The Race to the Next Database: Overclocking and Analytics Augment Your Data Layer.” The session, which will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at 11:10 a.m. at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, will focus on data storage layers and how organizations can address fast growing data environments.

“We have recognized early on the explosion in data growth that comes with doing business online, and there is no slow down in sight,” said Mayank. "The advantage of driving the performance of one's business via analysis of large volumes of data is a big competitive edge that until now has only been affordable to companies like eBay, Google and Yahoo!," said Mayank. "The need for data-driven business decisions across companies, big and small, will drive the next generation of applications."

Mayank is the CEO and co-founder of Aster Data Systems and graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. As a Stanford Graduate Fellow, Mayank has developed algorithms for querying large distributed data systems. Mayank has a dozen published academic papers on such topics and has been affiliated with IBM Research and Microsoft Research. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.

About Structure ‘08
Structure 08 is a conference developed by award winning technology writer Om Malik. Structure 08 is created to inform businesses so they can plan their future computing infrastructure needs. With a uniquely privileged vantage brought by industry-leading speakers and their deep insight, Structure 08 will allow the audience to filter the new technology explosion and determine the right choices. Structure 08 will highlight the best implementations, case studies, ideas and startups.

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven innovator in massively parallel processing (MPP) databases for data warehousing and analytics – bringing deep insights on massive data analyzed on clusters of commodity hardware. Co-founded by three colleagues in the Stanford Computer Science Ph.D. program, Aster’s nCluster database provides patent-pending innovations in scalability, manageability, availability, and analytics. Aster is headquartered in Redwood City, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Cambrian Ventures, and First-Round Capital. For more information please visit us at http://www.asterdata.com, or via phone at 650-232-4400.

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