Aster Data Honored as "Company to Watch" in the 2010 Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards

Selected as a “Technology Provider Helping Practitioners Lead the Way”

San Carlos, CA - March 8, 2010 - Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data management and processing platform for big data and analytics-intensive applications, has been named  “Company to Watch” in the Information Management category of TechWeb’s Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards.

The article announcing the award states, “… Aster’s Data-Application Server is as elegant at data handling as it is proficient at integrating SQL and MapReduce analysis. What's more, Aster has integrated SAS analytics into its database. In short, Aster has a good recipe for more customer wins.”

The continuing data explosion is forcing organizations to rapidly evolve their analytics strategy to deliver rapid and rich analytics on terabytes to petabytes of data. This new generation of analytics requires technology innovations that address the performance, scalability, and complexity challenges of big data analytics. Aster Data led the way in bringing together the fundamental technology innovations needed to make big data analytics possible with the first Data-Application Server—a data management and analytic application platform with the performance and scalability of a massively parallel data warehouse, the only solution to deeply integrate MapReduce with SQL for advanced analytics, and the first platform that allows applications to fully run alongside the database for fast, interactive analysis of terabytes and petabytes of data.

“This recognition from Intelligent Enterprise is a great honor, and is another validation that our focus on enabling organizations to more easily harness the power of big data for driving their business is resonating with the marketplace. By delivering the industry’s first massively parallel data-application server, Aster Data makes advanced analytics on big data possible,” said Tasso Argyros, CTO and co-founder,Aster Data. “We will continue to deliver breakthrough technology and innovation in the areas of data management and advanced analytics, and we thank the editors that chose Aster Data for this award for recognizing our present and future contributions to the enterprise.”

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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.

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