Aster Data Systems Honored as a Top 10 Software Company by SiliconIndia

List Celebrates Success, Vision, Strategy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship of Companies Founded by Indian Entrepreneurs in United States

Redwood City, Calif. – December 2, 2008 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader in analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, has been recognized as a “Top 10 Software Company” by SiliconIndia. SiliconIndia's Top 100 celebrates Indian entrepreneurship in the United States. This year's 11th annual listing of companies recognizes the top 100 and top 10 technology companies founded and managed by Indians in the U.S. Prior winners include industry leaders such as Tibco, Juniper Networks, Informatica, and WebEx.

SiliconIndia selected Aster after a rigorous selection process led by their editorial board and a wide array of industry experts, ranging from technologists to venture capitalists. The industry experts and the SiliconIndia team assessed the management team, company performance, and evaluated the potential impact on the industry. The award recognizes Aster as a leader in the rapidly growing market for frontline data warehouses, which provide “always-on” availability, high performance, and analytic depth to keep up with the data analytic needs of today’s businesses.

"As a global and culturally diverse company and leadership team, Aster is honored to have been chosen as a Top 10 Software Company by SiliconIndia,” said Mayank Bawa, CEO and co-founder of Aster. “This recognition reinforces our commitment to providing leading-edge data warehousing technology that helps our customers manage and leverage the rapidly increasing amounts of data that are crucial to their business.”

More information on the awards can be found at http://www.siliconindia.com/si100_2008/Si100%20Enterprise%20soft.html.

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven leader in high-performance analytic database systems for frontline data warehousing - bringing 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 MySpace, Akamai, and Aggregate Knowledge. 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 Redwood City, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Cambrian Ventures, and First-Round Capital.  For more information please visit http://www.asterdata.com, 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. Statements herein are based on normal operating conditions and are not intended to create any implied warranty of merchantability for fitness for a particular purpose. Aster Data Systems reserves the right to modify at any time with out notice these statements, our services, products, and their warranty and performance specifications.

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