Netezza Launches Data Integration Strategy for Microsoft Business Intelligence

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 6, 2009— Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ) today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the first part of its high-performance data integration strategy for Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI). Microsoft customers can now take advantage of Netezza’s unique high-speed terascale analytic capabilities and extend the value of their existing Microsoft BI investment. Through this partnership, Netezza customers will now have more choice through tighter integration and technology compatibility with Microsoft's SQL Server 2008.

“Integration with Netezza offers joint enterprise customers the ability to utilize Microsoft BI for analysis, reporting and compatibility via Microsoft Office 2007 and Office PerformancePoint Server, as well as SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services,” said Alexandre Pombo, Sr. Director Global Partner Team at Microsoft. “This new connectivity enables customers to realize enhanced business agility and value from their Microsoft and Netezza investments.”

Microsoft BI provides a complete, fully integrated set of BI capabilities that can help make it less complicated and more economical for companies to build, manage and use BI. These capabilities range from scalable technical platforms to applications that support decision making for people at all levels across an organization.

“With this interoperability between Microsoft and Netezza, we now have more options with our Microsoft toolset,” said Michael Klug, Technical Solutions Architect, Data Warehouse Group, Time Warner Cable. “We can now integrate the Netezza system with Microsoft tools, like Visual Studio and SSIS, and run SQL, build objects and move data more easily between them.”

“Through our alliance with Microsoft, we have access to their technology resources and expertise so that we can jointly satisfy our customers’ needs by bringing more closely compatible business intelligence and data warehousing solutions to market faster,” said Jim Baum, president and COO, Netezza. “This collaboration is part of a growing relationship that will tighten interoperability, allowing Microsoft BI customers to utilize the high performance of Netezza across the full set of Microsoft BI applications. Through this partnership, we can offer our mutual customers more choice, significantly broadening our market opportunity.”


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About Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ)

Netezza 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,, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, 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, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Netezza, please visit

Netezza, Netezza Performance Server, NPS and streaming analytic are trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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