Aster Data Systems CTO Tasso Argyros Recognized as one of BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs 2009

San Carlos, CA – April 24, 2009 – Aster Data Systems's CTO, Tasso Argyros, has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009. “Innovation among startups is alive and well, judging from the crop of entrepreneurs who made it onto this year's list,” cited BusinessWeek. The list includes the 20 most promising tech startups and the young people, age 30 and under, who set them in motion.

When asked by BusinessWeek about lessons learned during this economic environment, Argyros commented, "A lot of our customers buy Aster because we can add more business value to the bottom line. That's a message that works inside and outside a recession."

In addition to this honor, Aster Data has recently been named as a Top 50 Startup by InformationWeek, a ‘Cool Vendor in Data Management and Integration’ by Gartner, an AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 company, a Hot Company by Network Products Guide and a Top 10 Software Company by Silicon India.

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven leader in high-performance database systems for data warehousing - the first DBMS to tightly integrate SQL with MapReduce - providing 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 San Carlos, 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.

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.

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