EMC World, Las Vegas, Nev. — May 20, 2008 — Data warehouse appliance leader Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ) today announced an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnership with EMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, to take advantage of the growing data warehousing marketplace. Netezza will include EMC's industry-leading CLARiiON network storage in its data warehouse appliance as part of an OEM partnership to deliver new appliance-based solutions that simplify business intelligence across the enterprise.
"EMC has a prominent position in the market for large-scale information storage and information management deployments and as a consequence, in Netezza's customer base," says Jim Baum, president and COO, Netezza. "This new partnership bolsters our capability to automate enterprise data management operations for our customers and will allow us to further increase our footprint in the market through co-marketing initiatives."
Netezza will combine the EMC CLARiiON AX4 network storage array into the Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) data warehouse appliance to deliver configurations that address enterprise operational demands, yet require no increase in Netezza system or data center footprint. These innovative configurations will deliver near-line storage capacity and data staging capability for loading, backup and disaster recovery activities, allowing customers to stage large-scale data movement operations at the most optimal or efficient time. These configurations will be sold, delivered, deployed and supported as integral capabilities of the Netezza appliance.
"EMC plays a major role in managing the information that powers modern data warehouses, and we are pleased to have our industry-leading storage solutions integrated with the Netezza data warehouse appliance," said EMC's Chuck Hollis, vice president and global marketing chief technology officer. "By offering customers a flexible and scalable way to fundamentally simplify critical and complex data center operations, Netezza will provide a simplified way for customers to approach these functions."
"With data warehouses becoming mission-critical in the enterprise, the need for businesses to have integrated, cost-effective data backup, replication and disaster recovery solutions for their data warehouse systems is becoming more and more important," said Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, Inc.
For more information on the Netezza/EMC partnership, please visit Netezza's blog posting at http://www.netezzacommunity.com/blogs/nzblog.
These configurations will be available in the second half of 2008.
About Netezza Corporation
Netezza 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 today's information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) family of streaming analyticTM 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, The Sherwin-Williams Company and Virgin Media. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.
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