Aster Data Systems Named Network Products Guide "Hot Company of 2009"

Technosium Executive Alliance Event Recognizes Top Technology Vendors

San Carlos, CA – March 31, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best analytic databases for frontline data warehousing, has been named a Hot Company of 2009, at the Technosium Executive Alliance Summit. The event honored the top technology companies of 2009 with awards sponsored by the Network Products Guide.

The 2009 Hot Companies analysis encompassed firms in all areas of information technology including security, wireless, storage, networking, software, and communications. The Hot Companies 2009 evaluation process assessed candidates for: entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, clear understanding of the segment of IT market they are currently active and plan to stay active in, products and solutions that are positioned to take advantage of the emerging market opportunities, a well developed revenue-growth model, and clearly planned expansion strategies.

"We're honored by this latest recognition," said Mayank Bawa, CEO of Aster. "Enterprises are struggling to harness rapidly growing amounts of data at the frontline of their business. This award is a testament to our focus on providing the industry’s most innovative and cost-efficient analytic database, to enable companies to capture and leverage this ‘big data’ to improve their competitiveness.”

In addition to the Hot Companies selection, Aster has recently been named a ‘Cool Vendor in Data Management and Integration’ by Gartner, an AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 company, and a Top 10 Software Company by Silicon India.

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.

About Network Products Guide
The world's most comprehensive guide on networking and communication products, product and technology reviews, case studies and vital information from vendors worldwide, the Network Products Guide helps end-users make more informed decisions when planning or buying networking and communication products and services. For more information visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

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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