June 27, 2010

Lots of Aster Data analytic packages

A number of vendors had announcements last week, notably:

Time to play some catchup.

I’ll start with Aster Data, which added to the list of analytic packages it previously announced, and kindly gave me permission to post a partial slide deck from the briefing on same. Highlights of Aster’s analytic packages story include: 

Like Netezza, Aster is offering functions in two formats:

There are 30+ of the former and 1000+ of the latter, grouped into 40+ packages.

I will not repeat Aster’s current, confusing terminology for these two categories — hopefully Aster will do some renaming — but you can find same on Slide 6 of the deck linked above.


4 Responses to “Lots of Aster Data analytic packages”

  1. It can be hard to analyze analytics | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 10th, 2010 6:31 am

    […] Aster Data is generally an exception to this rule, as it should be, since that integration is at the core of its positioning. Even so, in the last paragraph of that link, I called Aster out for what at that time was some product description nonsense, which was specifically in an area that many vendors are confusing about explaining, namely … […]

  2. So can logistic regression be parallelized or not? | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on April 7th, 2011 11:36 pm

    […] other hand, Aster Data said it had parallelized logistic regression a year ago. (Slides 6-7 from a mid-2010 Aster deck may be clearer.) I’m guessing Fuzzy Logix might make a similar claim, although I’m not […]

  3. Analytic computing systems, aka analytic platforms | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on April 7th, 2011 11:53 pm

    […] broad approach to linear algebra, Greenplum’s sparse vector manipulation, and a number of Aster Data’s packages. ParAccel’s list looks interesting too, although I haven’t grilled them about […]

  4. Libraries in Teradata Aster | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 10th, 2013 7:43 am

    […] added): My clients at Teradata Aster probably see things differently, but I don’t think their library of pre-built analytic packages has been a big success. The same goes for other analytic platform vendors who have done similar […]

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