Blue Cross Blue Shield Picks Netezza

Data warehouse appliance leader speeds up Blue Cross Blue Shield's business intelligence initiatives

September 10, 2007

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global data warehouse appliance market leader, today announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) has selected the Netezza Performance ServerB. (NPSB.) system to power its business intelligence processes. With the speed of the Netezza system, BCBSMA is now able to combine data from multiple business units and analyze it for the business users. Additionally, the BCBSMA IT organization can now extract and load information for membership and subscription analysis up to 50 times faster than with their previous environment, enabling much faster time to market with a significantly reduced IT workload.

"Improving customer service and keeping costs down are very important to us," said Steve Booma, executive vice president Sales, Marketing, Service and Information Technology at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. "Netezza's performance and ease of use allow us to provide our business users with a comprehensive view of the business when they need it, while allowing us to realize substantial cost savings for our business."

"In any organization, fast and simple access to critical data isn't just a nice to have, it is a necessity," said Jit Saxena, chairman and CEO of Netezza. "The healthcare industry in particular is highly competitive and companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts realize the value in delivering a full view of their business to the people in the organization who can most directly affect the bottom line. We are pleased BCBSMA is using Netezza to help fulfill its strategic goals."

Netezza Corp.

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