Aster Data Systems Announces In-Database MapReduce Webinar

Customer Example of How MapReduce is No Longer Theory, But Enterprise Reality

San Carlos, CA – March 17, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, will be presenting a live webinar describing how its customers utilize In-Database MapReduce to improve their business. The webinar will also give details about nPath, a groundbreaking SQL-MapReduce (SQL/MR) function, which extends standard ANSI SQL with a procedural data flow for massively parallelized in-database analysis.

Anand Rajaraman, Founder, Kosmix, and Consulting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, and Shawn Kung, Senior Director of Product Management for Aster Data Systems, will be presenting. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, at 11 am PDT. Registration is at www.asterdata.com/mapreduce_webinar.

Attendees will learn how In-Database MapReduce can create competitive advantages through in-depth analytics for a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, finance, and government. The webinar will also cover the top 10 requirements of an enterprise-class In-Database MapReduce implementation, and make some predictions of what people can expect to see in data warehousing over the next five years.

MapReduce is a programming model that was popularized at Google in 2003 to process large unstructured data sets distributed across thousands of nodes. In-Database MapReduce enables enterprises to harness the power of MapReduce while managing their data in Aster nCluster, a highly scalable relational database system for frontline data warehousing.

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 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.

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