Aster DataSan Carlos, Calif.Management and analysis of huge data sets
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer: Tasso Argyros
As data volumes explode, traditional databases have become bottlenecks, hampering corporations from getting deep insights into consumer behavior, real-time fraud, and other patterns and trends that could improve their businesses. Aster Data solves this problem with its patent-pending SQL-MapReduce programming framework, which integrates data and application processing in one system, allowing analysis of larger amounts of data than ever before. The company has raised $25 million in venture capital. Customers include MySpace, LinkedIn, and comScore.