Aster Data Hosting Big Data Summit 2010 San Francisco to Showcase New Solutions for Big Data Management and Advanced Analytics

Speakers Include Intuit, Mobclix, IT Market Strategy, and Sponsors Amazon Web Services, Dell, Impetus, Informatica

San Carlos, CA - February 4, 2010 - Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data processing and data management platform for big data applications, today announced the second Big Data Summit to be held on February 18 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The upcoming event follows the success of its inaugural event in New York City late last year. Sponsored by Aster Data, Amazon Web Services, Dell, Impetus, and Informatica, the event will highlight advancements in big data management and advanced analytics. Presenting companies will discuss how they are using massively parallel data warehouses, advanced analytics frameworks, as well as technologies like MapReduce and cloud computing to manage large volumes of data and gain deeper business insights through advances in analytics.

Located at the Westin Hotel, Burlingame, the Big Data Summit 2010 Bay Area will feature customers, thought leaders in data warehousing and analytics, industry analysts, and technology providers. As with prior Aster Data events where presenters from LinkedIn, and ShareThis presented best practices for big data analytics, speakers at the Bay Area event will discuss new, innovative solutions and trends in big data management and advanced analytics. Presenters include:

  • Merv Adrian, Founder, IT Market Strategy
  • David Michaels, Vice President, Intuit (previously Mint.com)
  • Allen Gilliland, Director, Mobclix
  • Mayank Bawa, CEO, Aster Data

Attendees will learn about the convergence of traditional data warehousing, in-database analytics and transformations, cloud computing, and new parallel-processing approaches like MapReduce and Hadoop that are being used to get faster, deeper insights to big data. Following the discussion there will be an open forum for networking as well as lunch. To register for this February 18 event, go to www.bigdatasummit.com/2010/sanfrancisco.

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 uses Aster Data’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, ShareThis, and Full Tilt Poker. 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 650-232-4400.

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Marlena Fernandez Berkowitz
ZAG Communications for Aster Data Systems

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