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NYSE Euronext Utilizes Netezza As A Powerful Tool In Its Market Surveillance Arsenal


NYSE Euronext Leverages Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance to Surveil Large and Growing Trading Volumes for Regulatory Compliance

Marlborough, MA — Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) announced that long-time customer NYSE Euronext continues to expand its Netezza implementation and leverage the data warehouse appliance for critical and strategic applications. By implementing the Netezza data warehouse appliance, NYSE Euronext is able to monitor billions of daily trading system events for regulatory compliance and take quick and appropriate action.

NYSE Euronext is the world’s most diverse exchange group, offering a broad and growing array of financial products and services in Europe and the United States that include cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data and commercial technology solutions. As trading volumes grow across markets, it is becoming more challenging and more costly to comply with stringent surveillance requirements, including monitoring orders and trades for an entire day. With the Netezza system, NYSE Euronext can now run dozens of complex surveillances during the very small window after market close in order to meet the next day’s regulatory reporting and market surveillance requirements.

“We needed to scale our data processing platform without continuing to add complexity or additional processes,” said Steve Hirsch, chief data officer, SVP Global Data Services at NYSE Euronext. “The Netezza data warehouse appliance has been a proven and strategic solution for us, and leveraging the built-in scalability of Netezza to handle our massive data volumes and deep analytics simply makes sense.”

NYSE Euronext has deployed multiple Netezza data warehouse appliances in multiple locations, which are used to store and analyze more than 400 terabytes of information. The organization also recently migrated data from the NYSE Amex (formerly the American Stock Exchange), which NYSE Euronext acquired in 2008, to its Netezza data warehouse environment. NYSE Euronext initially made the switch to Netezza to keep pace with the growing data volumes and to accommodate data from earlier mergers and acquisitions.

“Organizations across various industries are realizing the value of being able to drill down deeper into their stored data to unlock its true value,” said Jim Baum, president and chief executive officer of Netezza. “NYSE Euronext’s use of Netezza’s data warehouse appliance to meet its surveillance requirements is a great example of how fast, comprehensive data analysis on huge volumes of data can uncover trends and provide insight into trading behavior that otherwise would have been buried.”

Netezza Corporation has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders’ quadrant in the 2008 Data Warehouse Database Management Systems Magic Quadrant report released on December 23, 2008 and authored by Donald Feinberg and Mark A. Beyer. Netezza was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award by the InformationWeek Business Technology Network’s Intelligent Enterprise and one of Netezza’s customers, Ross Stores, was honored as part of the InfoWorld 100 for its joint data warehouse solution with Netezza and MicroStrategy, Inc.

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About Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ)

Netezza (NYSE: 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 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, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, eHarmony, Epsilon, iBasis, 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 the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Netezza, please visit


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