Aster Data Systems Expands Technical Services Team, Adds New Leadership

San Carlos, Calif. – March 5, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, has appointed Frank Wosczyna as head of Aster Technical Services. Wosczyna joins Aster from Greenplum, where he held a variety of roles in sales engineering and later helped build and run all aspects of their professional services team. He was most recently the Director of Global Support. He has also previously held services roles at Oracle, Accenture, Exodus (UK), and DigiStratus.

Wosczyna will lead Aster's world-class technical services organization, which comprises experts from Oracle, Teradata, Microsoft, Greenplum, and Business Objects. The team has delivered and deployed some of the industry's largest data warehouses, including multiple 100+ TB production systems.

"Aster has some of the best technology I've seen in a long time, and I look forward to growing the technical services team as we continue to help customers implement ever-larger, faster production systems to meet their data warehousing needs," said Wosczyna.

"We are excited to have Frank on board," said Tasso Argyros, CTO and VP of Engineering for Aster. "Frank has demonstrated his strong leadership skills consistently through his career. He puts customers above everything else , a trait that we much appreciate and strictly adhere to at Aster Data Systems. His joining Aster is just the latest example of our dedication to deliver world-class technical services and support for our customers."

Aster's support and services have won unsolicited praise from several customers. Peter Kools, CTO of aCerno (an Akamai company) says, "Aster's team and support has been outstanding, and Aster has responded to questions or e-mail requests almost instantly."

"Kudos to the Aster team for delivering an incredible, dedicated and consistent service to us at ShareThis," said Lenin Gali, Director of Business Intelligence at ShareThis. "We've taken our largest multi-TB data warehouse into production in a matter of days on an industry-first cloud platform, and Aster paid attention to our needs from start to finish. Aster's team emanates a strong customer-partner ethic that is commendable in this day and age."

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, IVP, 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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