SOURCE: Aster Data Systems

Aster Data Systems

April 27, 2010 07:07 ET

Aster Data Hosting Big Data Summit 2010 Washington DC to Showcase New Solutions for Big Data Management and Advanced Analytics

Featured Speakers Include Monash Research, comScore, Enquisite, and Forrester Research; Sponsors Include MicroStrategy, SAS, and Carahsoft

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data processing and data management platform for advanced analytics and data-driven applications, today announced that the next Big Data Summit will be held on May 6th at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC. The fourth in a series of regional events, this Big Data Summit will be sponsored by Aster Data, MicroStrategy, SAS, and Carahsoft, and will highlight advancements in big data management and advanced analytics. Presenters will discuss how they are using massively parallel data warehouses, advanced analytic frameworks, as well as technologies like MapReduce and cloud computing to manage large volumes of data and gain deeper business insights. The event is free for the first 120 registrants. To register for this May 6th event, visit:

The Big Data Summit 2010 Washington DC will feature customers, thought-leading industry analysts in data warehousing and analytics, and leading-edge technology providers. As with prior Aster Data events where executives from LinkedIn, Intuit, and Mobclix presented best practices for big data analytics, speakers at the Washington DC event will discuss new, innovative solutions and trends in big data management and advanced analytics which provide opportunities across industries in areas such as:

  • Customer analytics - click-stream, segmentation, targeting, and retail market basket analysis
  • Network and graph analytics - cyber defense, social network intelligence, zero-day attack identification, and disease outbreak
  • Communication analytics - service personalization, call data record (CDR), customer revenue assurance, and caller network analysis

Presenters include:

  • Curt Monash, Industry Analyst, Monash Research
  • Will Duckworth, Director, comScore
  • Richard Zwicky, Founder and President, Enquisite
  • James Kobielus, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Matt Ipri, Director, MicroStrategy
  • Michelle Wilkie, Product Manager, SAS
  • Tasso Argyros, Chief Technology Officer, 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.

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, or call 650-232-4400.

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