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Boston, Mass. — April 8, 2009 — Netezza has released the "The SQL Extension Toolkit" originally developed by Intelligent Integration Systems ("IISi"), a Boston-based provider of full solutions using commodity massively-parallel processing data warehouse platforms. With recent Netezza Release 4.6 upgrades the overall platform performance has improved an estimated "20-40%."
The Extended SQL Toolkit, which adds significant new SQL functionality to the Netezza platform in areas including XML, encryption, hashing, text analytics, regular expressions, compression, encoding, date and time, array/collection functions, and data mining — including fuzzy matching, was developed by IISi co-founder Rich Zimmerman.
Last August, Netezza and Intelligent Integration Systems, Inc. ("IISi"), announced a multi-million dollar exclusive licensing transaction for the first two partner application products for Netezza, the leading data warehousing appliance company.
IISi has created technology solutions that significantly expand the Netezza accessible market. The agreement will enable Netezza to fully exploit the potential of the IISi developed products. The marketing agreement also included:
— The Geospatial Toolkit for Netezza, which provides an enormous leap forward in functionality for a $500 million market segment relating to MPP (massively parallel processing) geospatial solutions in the data warehousing industry
The original IISi development effort was part of the Netezza Developer Network (NDN), a program that enables developers to leverage a high-performance, streaming analytic appliance platform to design and develop applications and algorithms for competitive advantage. The NDN provides members including customers, developers, systems integrators, complementary technology partners and the academic community widespread support for the creation of a new generation of analytics.
"Rich Zimmerman, Chief Technology Officer of IISi, and his team have proven to be leaders in MPP application development for the data warehousing industry. We look forward to their next contributions," said Justin Lindsey, Chief Technology Officer of Netezza.
"We have had a great sales partnership relationship with IISi and expect more successes," said Netezza Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales Ray Tacoma.About IISi
Intelligent Integration Systems, Inc. or "IISi" develops software products and systems solutions that manage, analyze, and clean large volumes of data in faster and more cost-effective ways. IISi software and integration designs unleash the power of a new generation of massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehousing platforms to enable key applications to run 10 to 100 times faster than with traditional solutions. IISi was founded in 2005. IISi principals have more than a decade of experience serving Fortune 500 companies and major non-profits — including Intel, IBM, HP, 3M, Motorola, AMD, Comcast, AT&T, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Democratic National Committee. Those systems have served the genomic, health, biotech, consumer intelligence, finance, and semiconductor manufacturing sectors." For more information, please visit www.intelligent-isi.com.About Netezza Corporation
Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global data warehouse appliance market leader, enables enterprises to make all of their data actionable — quickly, simply and affordably. The Netezza Performance Server family of products delivers breakthrough performance, unmatched ease of deployment and operation, and innovative flexibility and scalability at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouse solutions. By architecturally integrating database, server and storage within a single appliance, the NPS system delivers 10 to 100 times the performance at half the cost of existing systems. Customers who have recognized the benefits of Netezza's approach include Ahold, Amazon.com, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media. Based in Marlborough, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.