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IBM Extends Support for NEC and Netezza Jointly-developed Data Warehouse Appliances

Thursday, December 23, 2010

IBM and NEC today announced an extended agreement to jointly develop NEC-branded data warehouse appliances.

Under the agreement, NEC will continue to sell the jointly-developed data warehouse appliances worldwide, the first of which – InfoFrame DWH Appliance – became generally available in June of 2010. As part of today's news, the two companies also announce that Japan's Shikoku Coca Cola has selected NEC's InfoFrame DWH Appliance to gain faster insight into their business information.

"Our support of NEC and the Netezza partnership is another example of IBM''s commitment to helping clients simplify their information management demands for better business outcomes," said Arvind Krishna, general manager, IBM Information Management.

"Our relationship with Netezza allows NEC to market essential products that deliver fast, cost efficient analytic solutions globally, and we are pleased that this relationship will continue," said Takao Maruyama, Associate SVP, IT Hardware at NEC.

The NEC-branded jointly-developed appliances combine Netezza's streaming architecture and analytical database software with NEC's server and storage platforms. With over 500 data warehouse customers and experience deploying Netezza's products to over 25 top firms in Japan alone, NEC is well positioned to further grow its data warehouse business with appliances jointly developed with Netezza.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

About Netezza

Netezza, an IBM Company and a global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza's technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today's data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.

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