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Nec And Netezza To Jointly Develop Data Warehouse Appliance


Technology Industry Leaders to Develop NEC-branded Data Warehouse Appliance to Simplify Advanced Information Analytics

MARLBOROUGH, MA and TOKYO, Japan - Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, and NEC Corporation (TSE:6701), a global leader in networking, communications and information technology, today announced an agreement to jointly develop NEC-branded data warehouse appliances to be sold by NEC worldwide – with an initial focus on Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

The new appliances will combine Netezza’s streaming architecture and analytical database software with NEC’s Blade server and Storage platforms. NEC will manufacture, sell and distribute the jointly developed data warehouse appliances, the first of which – InfoFrame DWH Appliance – is expected to be available in April 2010.

“Customer demand for complex query processing continues to soar as organizations look for ways to simplify their data warehousing while providing new levels of granularity from critical business information,” said Yukio Itoh, senior vice president, Platforms at NEC. “This relationship further solidifies our longstanding work together with Netezza and allows NEC to bring to market new products that deliver fast, cost efficient analytic solutions across industries.”

NEC has been marketing and selling Netezza’s products since 2006, deploying data warehouse appliances to top firms throughout Japan.

“NEC is a major supplier of enterprise solutions in Japan and has a significant presence in other parts of the Asia Pacific region with a portfolio of customers that include some of the most prestigious organizations in the world,” said Jim Baum, Netezza’s president and chief executive officer. “NEC’s choice to embed Netezza technology in their products and offer it through their sales channel is a significant endorsement and clearly extends Netezza’s market reach.”

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at:

About Netezza Corporation

Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic 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. Netezza is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and has offices in Northern Virginia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit


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