Aster Data Hosting Big Data Insights Summit 2010, Chicago to Highlight Innovative New Solutions and Trends in Big Data Management and Advanced Analytics

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Featured Speakers Include Analyst James Kobielus of Forrester Research Along with Executives from MicroStrategy, SAS, Dell, and Clarity Resource Group

Aster Data, a proven leader dedicated to providing the best data processing and data management platform for big data management and analytics, today announced that the next Big Data Insights Summit will be held on September 30, 2010 at Hotel Sax in Chicago, Illinois. The fifth in a series of regional events, the Big Data Insights Summit will be sponsored by MicroStrategy, SAS, Dell, Amazon Web Services, and Analytics8 and will highlight advancements in big data management and advanced analytic processing. Presenting companies will discuss some of the most innovative uses of massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouses, advanced analytics, and how enabling technologies such as MapReduce provides a competitive edge for data-driven companies.

The Big Data Insights Summit 2010, Chicago, will feature customers, partners and thought leaders in data warehousing and analytics. Participants will learn more about the convergence of traditional data warehousing, in-database analytics, cloud computing, and new parallel-processing approaches like MapReduce and Hadoop.

As with prior Aster Data events where presenters from comScore, LinkedIn, and Monash Research presented best practices for big data analytics, speakers at the Chicago event will discuss how new, innovative solutions and trends in big data management and advanced analytics are being leveraged to get faster, deeper insights to big data in unique ways. Presenters include:

  •     James Kobielus, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
  •     Stephanie McReynolds, Director, Aster Data
  •     Eric de Roos, Director, MicroStrategy
  •     Gary Spakes, Lead Architect, SAS
  •     Tom Masson, Solution Architect, Dell
  •     Mark Hodson, Principal, Clarity Resource Group

Following the discussion there will be an open forum for networking as well as lunch. To register for this September 30 event, go to

For more information on Aster Data, please visit [Add link] or call 1.888.Aster.Data (US) or +1.650.232.4400 (INTL).

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 “Data-Analytics 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, comScore, Akamai, Full Tilt Poker, and ShareThis. 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, and Ron Conway. For more information please visit, or call 1.888.Aster.Data.

Aster Data, Aster Data nCluster, SQL-MapReduce, the Aster logo and Applications-Within™ are registered trademarks of Aster Data. All other brands and trademarks referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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Stacey Collins Burbach
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