Aster Data Appoints John Calonico as Chief Financial Officer

Technology Veteran Joins Leading, Large-Scale Data Management and Advanced Analytics Software Provider as Growth Accelerates

San Carlos, CA - February 1, 2010 - Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data processing and data management platform for big data applications, today announced the appointment of John E. Calonico, Jr. as Chief Financial Officer to run finance, global facilities, and information systems as Aster Data‘s growth accelerates.

Calonico most recently served as the CFO of Interwoven, a leader in content management solutions. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in financial management and operational excellence in the technology sector, including expertise in accounting, treasury, human resources, facilities, and information systems. At Interwoven, he served as CFO and helped drive profitable growth as sales reached more than $250 million prior to its acquisition by Autonomy. Previously, Calonico served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Martini Software, Inc., where he managed and successfully completed the company’s initial public offering. He has held vice president of finance positions for BEA Systems and Autodesk, and began his career with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

"Aster Data’s focus on delivering ultra-fast, deep analysis of big data has been embraced by the market. We are experiencing rapid growth as companies across major industry sectors seek the best infrastructure for big data management," said Mayank Bawa, CEO of Aster Data. "John is a seasoned executive who brings financial and operational excellence to Aster Data. His proven track record with leading high-growth technology companies, as well as orchestrating the profitable growth of successful public companies, will prove invaluable as we grow our company to help organizations address their big data management needs."

"After extensive research into the market, I am confident the combination of Aster Data’s superior product, experienced executive team, and outstanding customer list positions us to accelerate growth," said John Calonico, Chief Financial Officer, Aster Data. "I am delighted to join the Aster Data team and look forward to contributing to its continued success."

About Aster Data
Aster Data is a proven leader in big data management and big data analysis for data-driven applications. Aster Data’s nCluster is the first MPP data warehouse architecture that allows applications to be fully embedded within the database engine to enable ultra-fast, deep analysis of massive data sets. Aster Data's unique “applications-within™” approach allows application logic to exist and execute with the data itself. Termed a “Massively Parallel Data-Application Server,” Aster Data’s solution effectively utilizes Aster’s patent-pending SQL-MapReduce together with parallelized data processing and applications to address the big data challenge. Companies using Aster Data include Coremetrics, MySpace, Akamai, Full Tilt Poker, and ShareThis. Aster Data is headquartered in San Carlos, California and is backed by Sequoia Capital, JAFCO Ventures, IVP, and Cambrian Ventures, as well as industry visionaries including David Cheriton, Ron Conway, and Rajeev Motwani. For more information please visit http://www.asterdata.com, or call 1.888.Aster.Data.

Aster Data, Aster Data nCluster, the Aster logo and Applications-Within™ are registered trademarks of Aster Data. All other brands and trademarks referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Press Contact:
Marlena Fernandez Berkowitz
ZAG Communications for Aster Data Systems
303.408.3155
marlena@zagcommunications.com

The Best Insights Possible
White Paper: A Revolutionary Approach for Advanced Analytics and Big Data Management
Whitepaper: Deriving Deep Insights from Big Datasets
Research Report: MapReduce and the Data Scientist