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Netezza Announces New Skimmer Appliance To Extend Analytics Throughout The Enterprise


Leading Data Warehouse and Analytic Appliance Family Grows with New System

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced the Netezza® Skimmer™ data warehouse appliance, which is the latest addition to Netezza’s family of industry leading analytic appliances. Available immediately, the Skimmer appliance is highly versatile with a compact footprint and can power development groups and data marts or serve as a platform for “application appliances” that is very easy to deploy and manage.

The Netezza Skimmer appliance’s technology comes straight from the technology that powers the Netezza® TwinFin™; a patented software streaming architecture integrated with Netezza’s unique database accelerator and industry standard blade servers. This extends Netezza’s market leading price-performance for business analytics across the enterprise.

“In August 2009, Netezza reset the bar on price-performance in the data warehouse industry with the introduction of its TwinFin appliance. Today, the new Skimmer appliance brings the simplicity and performance of our technology to our partners, small organizations and departments at an affordable cost,” said Jim Baum, president and CEO of Netezza. “Integrating business intelligence is increasingly vital for business success, and IT organizations of all sizes are seeking to more economically make advanced analytics a possibility. Together, Netezza’s TwinFin and Skimmer appliances allow customers to deploy this capability to the edges of their enterprise, using Skimmer to complement their centralized TwinFin systems.”

In addition, Netezza anticipates that its partners will leverage the Netezza Skimmer appliance within their offerings to create application appliances. For example, in September 2009, Kalido announced the Kalido® KONA™ Information Appliance—a full-featured, pre-built and customizable information delivery solution—running on Netezza appliances. Kalido KONA will be offered as vertically oriented appliances for industries such as pharmaceuticals and insurance that are based upon the Skimmer appliance.

The Skimmer appliance is the third in a family of next generation appliances from Netezza that includes the TwinFin appliance announced in August 2009 and the Netezza® Retail Analytic Appliance™ (RAA) announced earlier this month. Skimmer represents another step in Netezza’s vision for the integrated analytics enterprise. By allowing analytics to be more richly embedded and deployed throughout the enterprise, data-driven decisions and strategies can be used by team members, partners and suppliers to maintain competitive advantage.

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, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit


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