Aster Data Systems Showcases Customer ShareThis and Their Success with Data Warehousing in the Cloud

San Carlos, Calif. – February 17, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, will be presenting a webcast with its customer ShareThis and partner Amazon Web Services to showcase how ShareThis manages its data warehouse completely in the cloud. The centerpiece of the webcast will be ShareThis' use of Aster nCluster™ Cloud Edition, an on-demand offering of the Aster nCluster high-performance analytic database, to provide value-added services to users and publishers of the ShareThis sharing platform.

The webcast of the ShareThis deployment on Amazon Web Services will be tomorrow, Feb. 18th at 11AM PST:
http://www.asterdata.com/cloud_webinar

The first database vendor to bring In-Database MapReduce to the cloud, Aster Data is enabling companies to gain deeper insights from their data with advanced in-database analytics and flexible deployment options for large-scale data warehousing. With In-Database MapReduce, customers access parallel-processing in-database analytics through standard SQL. Through unique prepackaged SQL extensions such as nPath, Aster nCluster Cloud Edition customers have access to sequential pattern analysis, which yields deeper behavioral and event analysis for improved ad targeting, fraud detection, and more.

In addition, nCluster Cloud Edition is the first and only database to bring Online Precision Scaling™ to the cloud, allowing companies to scale their system on-the-fly without taking downtime. Aster nCluster Cloud Edition provides maximum flexibility in scaling the database through one-click provisioning to increase or decrease storage or compute power across multiple functional tiers (query, loading, export, etc.) independently to meet workload requirements.

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, JAFCO Ventures, Cambrian Ventures, and First-Round Capital, as well as industry visionaries including David Cheriton, Rajeev Motwani and Ron Conway. For more information please visit http://www.asterdata.com, or call 650-232-4400.

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