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WIND Telecom Enhances Business Intelligence With Netezza


Leading Italian Telecoms Company Replaces Oracle for Key Data Analytics

Marlborough, MA - Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that leading Italian triple-play telecommunications provider, WIND Telecomicazioni SpA, has migrated its business intelligence (BI) analysis to Netezza’s leading data warehouse appliance platform. The move away from the previous technology was driven by WIND Telecom’s desire to significantly enhance performance while controlling costs. WIND Telecom is also evaluating Netezza for other data warehousing initiatives.

Massimo Pistoni, Business Intelligence manager at WIND Telecom, explained, “As we approached 10 terabytes of data, we started to experience performance issues with the legacy systems, and decided to search for an alternative. We evaluated platforms such as those offered by IBM, Sybase, Teradata and Netezza and ultimately selected Netezza’s platform for its compelling price/performance ratio. The data was quickly migrated to the Netezza system, and we use Business Objects and SPSS Clementine to perform the analysis. We already have about 500 users who are accessing the new business intelligence system with great satisfaction.”

Joe Napoli, country manager for Netezza in Italy added, “The Netezza system was specified and installed by Netezza partner ICare, a local data warehousing and BI specialist. WIND Telecom users are particularly impressed by their new ability to perform increasingly complex queries in near real time, and the BI team plans to further extend the use of Netezza later this year.”

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, Epsilon, iBasis, eHarmony, 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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