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Pentaho Partners with Netezza to Deliver Complete Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions

by Steve BogdonTuesday, November 4, 2008

Certified Solutions Offer Alternatives for Organizations
with Growing Data Volumes and Tightening IT Budgets

The Data Warehousing Institute World Conference, New Orleans, LA – Nov. 3, 2008 – Pentaho, the commercial open source alternative for business intelligence (BI), today announced certification of Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition with the Netezza Performance Server™ data warehouse appliance line. The certification brings together enterprise-class technologies that can help organizations address large-scale data warehousing and BI challenges with proven, lower cost alternatives to traditional data warehouse offerings.

"Customers should not have to choose between functionality and cost savings. Pentaho and Netezza are working together to give customers superior business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities at a lower TCO than other approaches on the market," said Matt Rollender, director of strategic alliances for Netezza. "We anticipate that our combined offerings will set the standard for solutions that help customers effectively analyze and understand their data."

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly looking for scalable business intelligence strategies to help them improve decision making and increase business efficiency. Unfortunately, the upfront and recurring costs associated with some of the solutions from larger business intelligence providers translate into an unacceptably high total cost of ownership. The integrated solutions from Pentaho and Netezza break those cost barriers down with proven and scalable offerings that run at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives.

"There is a growing need, regardless of company size, for business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities that are both feature rich and affordable," said Rajat Bhakhri, president and CEO of Aeturnum, Inc., an implementation partner for both Pentaho and Netezza. "By combining our best practices with the capabilities of this integrated solution, users can quickly discover high-value information within large volumes of data, while substantially lowering their total cost of ownership."

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 today's 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.

About Pentaho Corporation

Pentaho Corporation is the commercial open source alternative for Business Intelligence (BI). Pentaho BI Suite Enterprise Edition provides comprehensive reporting, OLAP analysis, dashboards, data integration, data mining and a BI platform that have made it the world's leading and most widely deployed open source BI suite. Pentaho's commercial open source business model eliminates software license fees, providing support, services, and product enhancements via an annual subscription. In the years since Pentaho's inception as the pioneer in commercial open source BI, Pentaho's products have been downloaded more than three million times, with production deployments at companies ranging from small organizations to The Global 2000. For more information, visit www.pentaho.com.

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Eastwick Communications
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