May 20, 2008 - Aster Data Systems announced Aster nCluster, a new solution to address growing data environments by transforming  commodity hardware into a self-managing and scalable analytic database.


The platform gains insights from large data sets to help organizations understand customer behavior, monetize new opportunities and control risk.


MySpace deployed Aster nCluster in their environment. Their deployment has over 100 nodes and the capability of loading millions of rows per second.


“With Aster, MySpace has the analytic horsepower and necessary scalability to meet our needs. The platform easily scales with our traffic growth and helps us better understand our users and improve their experience,” said Jim Benedetto, senior vice president of technology at MySpace.


The key to the Aster nCluster architecture is a series of patent-pending algorithms and processes that control the placement, partitioning, balancing, replication and querying across clusters of intelligent nodes.


Aster has combined three disciplines: database processing, networking and recovery-oriented computing to tie hundreds of processors together and enable large scale data analysis with inexpensive hardware.

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