Aster Data Systems Announces MicroStrategy Certification, Alliance, and Reseller Agreement

Aster Data Demonstrating Solution for Frontline BI and Analytics at MicroStrategy World 2009

MicroStrategy World 2009. Las Vegas – January 13, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven innovator of high-performance analytic database systems for frontline data warehousing, today announced that the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ has been certified for the Aster nCluster™ analytic database.  MicroStrategy is a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software. Aster Data will be demonstrating the Aster nCluster analytic database with the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform at MicroStrategy World 2009, January 13-16, 2009, booth #610.

The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform has been certified for the Aster nCluster analytic database, which will afford business managers easy access to advanced analytic capabilities such as time-series analysis, and pattern recognition, all of which can be set up and managed using the MicroStrategy BI platform. All the while, the analysis is executed in the Aster nCluster analytic database. Aster Data Systems has also signed a MicroStrategy reseller agreement, which includes joint marketing and sales efforts.

“MicroStrategy’s business intelligence software and the Aster nCluster analytic database offer a powerful solution for companies looking to make fast, analytically-based decisions to improve business performance,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy COO.  “We are pleased to forge this new relationship with Aster Data Systems.”

The Aster nCluster analytic database allows for frontline data warehousing with breakthrough capabilities in analytics, scale, performance, and availability.  Frontline data warehouses provide high-performance access to a persistent, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute record of the business’s frontline data, enabling them to collect, manage and monetize terabytes per day of new data.

Business-critical functions supported by frontline data warehouses include credit scoring, behavioral ad-targeting, fraud detection, spam denial, recommendations, risk modeling, and more.  Providing a 24x7 analytic environment, frontline data warehouses provide data-driven applications and their users with uncompromising levels of service availability, performance, scale, and depth of analytics.

“Aster Data Systems is pleased to work with MicroStrategy to integrate the Aster In-Database MapReduce capabilities,” said Tasso Argyros, CTO of Aster Data Systems. “Aster’s product vision is to bring the power of analytics on massive data sets to an entirely new class of users by uniting SQL with MapReduce.  We see MicroStrategy leading the way in enabling BI customers and end-users to leverage the trend toward analytic execution in-database.” 

About MicroStrategy
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy is available at www.microstrategy.com.

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries.

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, 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 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 without notice these statements, our services, products, and their warranty and performance specifications.

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