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India’s Premier Retailer Chooses the Netezza Appliance for Better Business Intelligence
Shoppers Stop Limited Adds to the Growing List of Retailers Around the World Turning to Netezza’s Data Warehouse Appliance for Competitive Advantage

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightTuesday, October 14, 2008

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.- October 14, 2008 --Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that Shoppers Stop, Indias premier retail chain, has selected the Netezza data warehouse appliance to provide faster and more comprehensive sales data analytics for its expanding retail operations throughout India.

With more than 10 million customers, close to 2 million square feet of retail space and 250 brands of garments and accessories, Shoppers Stop is one of Indias fastest-growing companies and a one-stop shop for customers. Despite its success, Shoppers Stop was being hindered by a SQL Server system that could not adequately scale to meet the companys growing data demands.

When it came time to purchase a faster, easier and better data warehouse solution, Shoppers Stop evaluated multiple alternatives including Netezza, and chose the Netezza data warehouse appliance for its speed and simplicity. The Netezza appliance will provide deep analytics on sales data and help Shoppers Stop better manage its loyalty card program, First Citizen. Shoppers Stop will also use the Netezza appliance for campaign management and complex analytics on all of its data at the speed of thought.

We remain committed to building world-class retail capabilities, and a focus on business intelligence and analytics is a key component of that, said Arun Gupta, customer care associate & group chief technology officer, Shoppers Stop. Our selection of Netezza underscores this commitment to excellence.

The Netezza appliance is becoming a must-have solution for retailers who are looking to gain a competitive advantage by better understanding the buying habits of their customers or optimizing their operations, said Vishal Daga, director, India Operations, Netezza. In fact, leading data-intensive organizations across a range of industries today are choosing Netezza because it delivers a unique combination of performance, time to value and agility that together can help redefine analytic possibilities.

About Netezza Corporation

Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational advantage in todays information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza family of streaming analytic appliances brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges. Customers who have realized the benefits of Netezza appliances include Ahold, Amazon.com, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Nationwide, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media. Based in Marlborough, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.

Netezza and streaming analytic are trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Contacts
For Netezza Corporation
Justin Drake, 781-684-0770
Netezza@schwartz-pr.com

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