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Netezza Wins Informationweek Business Technology Network’s Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editor’s Choice Award


Appliance Leader Joins Adobe, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and SAS in “‘The Dozen’ Most Influential Companies to Intelligent Enterprises in 2009”

Marlborough, Mass. — Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, announced that it has been awarded the Editor’s Choice Award by the InformationWeek Business Technology Network’s Intelligent Enterprise for the second year in a row. Netezza joins technology visionaries including Amazon, IBM and Microsoft in the elite “Dozen” companies that will drive the intelligent enterprise in 2009. In their description of Netezza, editors at the publication noted that the company’s high-performance offerings “will keep Netezza on the data warehousing short list.”

The Netezza data warehouse appliance is built specifically to analyze terabytes 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. Netezza has placed the CPU power next to the data, allowing its appliances to speed through processes that would occupy most data warehouse systems for hours or even days, thereby enabling dramatic increases in productivity across organizations.

“Netezza is no longer a startup; nor is it resting on past accomplishments,“ wrote Doug Henschen, editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. ”With its triple-digit and still-growing customer base, Netezza is plowing money back into R&D and developing a compelling story around in-database processing with help from partners in the Netezza Developer Network.”

Netezza 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.

“We are proud to be named among the elite Dozen by Intelligent Enterprise alongside so many esteemed and well-established companies,” said Jim Baum, president and COO, Netezza. “Being named among the elite Dozen not only demonstrates the growth of the data warehouse appliance market, but also marks Netezza’s entrance into the mainstream. We feel this honor affirms the company’s market leadership and dedication to delivering innovative, high-performance analytics across the enterprise.”

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Netezza (NYSE Arca: 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 Performance Server® (NPS®) 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,, CNET Networks, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Nationwide, 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, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Netezza, please visit


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