Aster CTO Tasso Argyros to Participate in Data Warehouse Appliance Panel at TDWI Summer '08 Conference

Redwood City, Calif. – August 19, 2008 – Aster Data Systems, a proven innovator in massively parallel processing (MPP) databases for data warehousing and analytics, today announced that CTO and co-founder Tasso Argyros has been selected to participate in a key educational session on data warehouse appliances at the ongoing TDWI World Conference.

Who: Tasso Argyros, CTO and co-founder, Aster Data Systems

Bio: Tasso is the CTO and co-founder of Aster Data Systems, where he is responsible for leading product development and innovations in the Aster nCluster analytic database architecture. Prior to Aster, Tasso was a member of the Stanford University Distributed Systems Group where he investigated network and software issues involved in the design and implementation of large-scale data clusters. Tasso is a recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship and holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens where he conducted research in data mining and databases while building a Web analytics engine and search algorithms for temporal databases. Tasso is currently on leave from Stanford University, where he had been pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

What: Tasso will participate in a TOOL TALK panel session moderated by Krish Krishan, industry analyst and data warehouse pundit. Together with the panelists, Tasso will examine various ways companies can solve business intelligence challenges with advanced data warehousing tools, as well as provide technical considerations when implementing such systems.

When: Panel Discussion: Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Conference and Expo: Sunday, August 17 through Friday, August 22

Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California

About Aster Data Systems nCluster
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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