Aster Data Systems to Present Best Practices for Scaling the Next-Generation Data Warehouse

Featuring Forrester Research

San Carlos, Calif. – July 21, 2009 – Aster Data Systems, a proven leader in high-performance database systems for data warehousing and analytics, today announced a webcast featuring James Kobielus, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. and Shawn Kung, Senior Director of Product Management, Aster Data.

During the webcast, to be held live this Thursday, July 23rd, at 8am PDT, Kobielus will discuss his latest research around scaling data warehouses to support today’s data-driven businesses. Registration is at https://asterdata.webex.com/asterdata/onstage/g.php?t=a&d;=335349154.

Kobielus will explain how best to scale an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) with parallelism, how to accelerate the performance of an EDW by taking advantage of appliances, and how to optimize an EDW’s distributed storage layer to lower operational, software, and hardware costs. He will also cover best practices in how to get more value from data using in-database analytics.

Those unable to join the live webcast may also listen to the replay after the event at http://www.asterdata.com/forrester_webcast.

About Aster Data Systems
Aster Data Systems is a proven leader in high-performance analytic database systems for data warehousing - 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.

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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Marlena Fernandez Berkowitz
ZAG Communications for Aster Data Systems

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