SOURCE: Aster Data Systems

Aster Data Systems

January 28, 2010 12:51 ET

Media Alert: Aster Data to Host Free Webinar on In-Database Analytics

"In-Database Analytics Done Right" to Explore Massively Parallel In-Database Execution as the Emerging Best Practice for Advanced Analytic Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) -

WHAT:   Enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) are being called upon to handle
        far more data intensive applications than ever before and are
        evolving into a high-performance, feature-rich platform that
        supports advanced analytics, application logic, SQL-MapReduce, and
        other industry-standard interfaces. In this free webinar, Steve
        Wooledge, Senior Director of Marketing for Aster Data, will help
        attendees navigate this new reality by showcasing real-world case
        studies and in-database analytics success stories. James Kobielus,
        Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., has been closely
        monitoring and reporting on the rapidly evolving world of big data,
        predictive analytics, and EDWs. Kobielus will join Aster Data to
        share some of his most recent research findings, explore new
        strategies for analyzing big data, and provide insights on the new
        paradigm of big data analytic applications.

        Attendees of this webinar will learn:
          -- Why traditional databases are not architected to handle
             advanced analytics and data-driven applications;
          -- How today's IT professionals are addressing the limitations of
             traditional databases;
          -- What is being done to ensure next-generation databases can
             support in-database analytics and drive deep insights in big

        Attendees of the webinar will also receive a free copy of the
        Forrester report: "In-Database Analytics: The Heart of the
        Predictive Enterprise," compliments of Aster Data (originally
        published in November 2009).

WHEN:   Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 11AM PST/2PM EST

WHO:    Steve Wooledge, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Aster Data
        James Kobielus, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.

WHERE:  To learn more and register for this live webinar, please visit:

About Aster Data Systems

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 utilizes 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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