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General Information
CategoryAnalytics/Big Data
DescriptionAnalytic database systems


San Carlos, USA
999 Skyway Rd
Suite 100
San Carlos, CA, 94070


CEO and co-founder
Chief Scientist and co-founder
Vice President, Engineering and Big Data Lab
Vice President, Aster Data Center of Innovation
Vice President, Engineering, Director of Engineering
Board Member
CTO and co-founder


Service Providers


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 uses Aster’s patent-pending SQL-MapReduce 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 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.

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Aster nCluster
Launch DateJuly 14, 2005

Aster nCluster is a high-performance analytic database for frontline data warehousing. Aster nCluster provides an always-on, always-parallel MPP architecture with the In-Database MapReduce programming framework for business-critical applications. Unlike traditional analytic databases, Aster’s online fault tolerance and hands-free administration allows it to run on low cost, commodity hardware. Aster delivers automated one-click scaling, recovery, backup, restore, and upgrades - enabling enterprises to maintain current staffing levels, even as data sizes multiply each year.

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Above: Aster nCluster Screenshot -- #1
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Aster Data Systems screenshot
Above: Aster nCluster database architecture
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