Aster Data Systems CEO Mayank Bawa to Participate in Key Session on Leveraging Data at Defrag

October 28, 2008 – Aster Data Systems, a proven innovator in analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Mayank Bawa has been selected to participate in a key session on “Leveraging Data to form Closed-Loop Decision Processes” at the upcoming Defrag 2008 Conference.

Who: Mayank Bawa, CEO and Co-Founder, Aster Data Systems

Bio: Mayank graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. As a Stanford Graduate Fellow, Mayank developed algorithms for querying large distributed data systems. Mayank has published a dozen academic papers in top database outlets and has been affiliated with IBM Research and Microsoft Research. He received his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay; he ranked 4th in the entrance exams for the IITs.

What: Mayank will explain how businesses can recognize that the use of data is “growing out and up.” He will also point out trends in the industry around how organizations can successfully monetize the insights gained by taming and analyzing those data sets.

When: Discussion - 2:30-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4
Conference - Nov. 3-4

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO
Aster Data Systems Booth #20

Event Details: Defrag is the first conference focused solely on the tools and technologies that are leveraging the “social” aspect of software to accelerate the “aha” moment. Defrag is a gathering place for the growing community of implementers, users, builders, and thinkers that are working on the next wave of software innovation.

To schedule media appointments, please contact Leah McLean, Voce Communications, either via phone at 415-848-2583 or via email at lmclean@vocecomm.com

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven innovator in analytic databases for frontline data warehousing – bringing deep insights on massive data analyzed on clusters of commodity hardware. Co-founded in 2005 by three colleagues in the Stanford Computer Science Ph.D. program, the Aster nCluster database provides patent-pending innovations in performance, availability, and in-database 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.

Press Contact:
Aster Data Systems: Leah McLean
Voce Communications
415-848-2583
lmclean@vocecomm.com

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