Aster Data Appoints Dave Kellogg to Board of Directors

Seasoned Software Industry Executive and Thought Leader Joins Innovator in Large-Scale Data Management

San Carlos, Calif. - September 15, 2009 - Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data analytics and management platform for ‘Big Data’ applications, today announced that database and analytics software industry veteran, Dave Kellogg, has joined its Board of Directors.

Kellogg is CEO of unstructured information infrastructure provider, Mark Logic Corporation, recently named the fourth fastest growing IT company in Silicon Valley. Prior to Mark Logic, Kellogg ran marketing at business intelligence vendor Business Objects during the period it grew from $30M to over $850M in annual revenues. Previously, Kellogg was VP of marketing at object DBMS provider, Versant Corp., and worked in both technical and marketing positions at Ingres Corp., one of original three providers of relational database management systems.

“Aster Data has mind-blowing database technology for big data applications and a fantastic group of people working behind it,” said Dave Kellogg, Mark Logic CEO and newly appointed Aster Data director. “It’s a pleasure to be joining the Aster Data board, and I look forward to working with the company as they continue their early success.”

“I’m very happy to have Dave joining the Aster Data board,” said Mayank Bawa, CEO of Aster Data. “I have tremendous respect for Dave’s deep knowledge of the data markets and his clear, rational thinking. I believe Dave will bring us valuable strategic and operational insights as we shape a new market around Big Data management and processing, and expand our operations globally.”

Kellogg joins Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital, Joe Horowitz of JAFCO Ventures, Anand Rajaraman of Cambrian Ventures, and Aster Co-Founders Tasso Argyros, George Candea, and Mayank Bawa on the Aster Data Board of Directors.

About Aster Data
Aster Data is a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data analytics and management platform for ‘Big Data’ applications - 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 Coremetrics, 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 and Ron Conway. For more information please visit http://www.asterdata.com, or call 650-232-4400.

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