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Netezza Extends Appliance Family

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global analytic appliance market leader, today announced it is extending its high-performance Netezza Performance Server (NPS®) family of appliances to scale to the petabyte level, to meet the demand for fast, comprehensive analyses on exponentially growing data volumes. This demand is especially strong in high data growth industries including telecommunications, financial services, online businesses and the federal government.

Through advances in hardware technology, and leveraging the increased performance benefits of its recently announced Compress Engine and the innovations in its FAST Engines™ framework, Netezza is extending its NPS family to include configurations of systems that scale into the hundreds of terabytes, up to the petabyte level. These new systems will also provide support for expanded, multi-terabyte per hour data load speeds to further reduce data loading and backup windows.

Netezza’s patented streaming architecture delivers the same high-performance and low total cost of ownership advantages across a broad range of data sizes, from a few hundred gigabytes into the many hundreds of terabytes. According to Jit Saxena, chairman and CEO, Netezza, “When we launched the Netezza appliance in 2002, our largest system capacity was six terabytes. In 2004, we increased the maximum capacity of our systems to 27 terabytes, and in 2005 we increased the top end again, to 100 terabytes. Now with this expansion, we have a very broad range of high-performance system options to mirror the needs of our customers as they manage and analyze their growing data volumes.”

“Businesses are rapidly coming to understand the importance of analyzing all their data for competitive advantage, causing data volumes to grow very large, very quickly,” said Richard Winter, president of WinterCorp, an independent consulting firm specializing in large scale data management. “Netezza’s product line expansion reflects the increasing data volume and analytic demands of its growing customer base.”

Netezza Corp.