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Clearwater Nets Higher Analytics With Netezza Appliance


Global Seafood Provider Selects Netezza Appliance as its Enterprise Data Warehouse to Integrate Sales, Supply Chain and Logistics Data

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances, today announced that Clearwater Seafoods Limited, a leader in the global seafood industry, has deployed Netezza’s data warehouse appliance as its enterprise data warehouse (EDW) to gain deeper insights into its data through the company’s dashboard and provide a holistic view of the company’s operations.

Clearwater is a progressive, rapidly growing Canadian company that operates a large fleet of vessels and owns several processing plants throughout Eastern Canada. Clearwater has cultivated and maintained an entrepreneurial spirit in its worldwide operations and combined it with innovative product design, marketing techniques and technological advances. Clearwater’s focus has always been to serve customers’ premium quality sustainable shellfish and seafood products second to none.

Netezza’s data warehouse appliance enables Clearwater to incorporate data from various sources in order to provide different user organizations throughout the company with a single, comprehensive view of the business’ operations. Clearwater brought its first data warehouse application into production within two months of receiving the appliance. Clearwater’s user organizations include:

* Sales – evaluating demand through dynamic dashboards;
* Supply – analyzing data captured from vessels in the ocean that are harvesting fish; and
* Logistics – evaluating the relationships between supply, inventory and demand at a global scale, which is critical to the company.

“As our business continues to expand globally, keeping tabs on our supply chain is extremely important,” said Fran MacDonald, Manager of System Development of Clearwater Seafoods Limited. “With the Netezza data warehouse appliance, Clearwater has moved from having a stovepipe view of the world – where each group only saw its own data – to an enterprise view of the company. We’re better equipped to make business decisions by evaluating the profitability of each product based on inventory, value, margins, and supply and demand. It’s really been a cultural revolution for us.”

The Netezza data warehouse appliance is built specifically to analyze petabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. It stores, filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing only the relevant information for each query.

“In order to gain a competitive edge, it’s critical that retailers achieve a comprehensive view of their customers, inventory and other parts of their business,” said Jim Kelly, vice president and GM of Retail & CPG Markets, Netezza. “By building an EDW on the Netezza appliance, Clearwater is better equipped to analyze its products and supply chain operations in order to minimize loss and improve profitability.”

About Clearwater Seafoods Limited

Clearwater Seafoods is a leader in the global seafood industry recognized for its consistent quality, wide diversity and reliable delivery of premium seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, cold-water shrimp and crab. Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people, technology, resource ownership and resource management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the North American seafood industry.

About Netezza Corporation

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


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