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Data Warehouse Appliance Pioneer Extends Breadth of Product Line, Doubles System Performance and Introduces Flexible Growth

Bracknell, Berkshire. – April 10, 2006 – Netezza, the global data warehouse appliance leader with over 100 systems shipped worldwide, today announced product and pricing innovations designed to provide customers with the greatest flexibility and choice in data warehousing as they scale their BI initiatives. By broadening its family of Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) systems, doubling system performance while lowering pricing and offering a new flexible growth plan, Netezza continues to provide customers with the only data warehouse option that enables enterprises to make all of their data actionable – quickly, simply and affordably.

Extended Product Family
The high-performance NPS family now includes three product lines, scaling from a few hundred gigabytes to 100 terabytes, to address a broader range of data sizes, workloads and customer requirements. Netezza pioneered the data warehouse appliance market with the NPS 8000 Series, built for unparalleled performance and scaling to over 30 TB of user data. The NPS 10000 Series delivers high performance and high data density for customers with very large databases (VLDBs), scaling to 100 TB. The NPS 5000 Series, the newest addition to the family, scales to 3 TB and provides powerful query processing performance in an office-area data warehouse appliance that fits the budget and resource constraints of data-intensive small and medium-sized businesses.

Doubling Performance with Lower Pricing
With the current release of the NPS system, Netezza has doubled performance while lowering pricing across its product family. Both existing and new Netezza customers will now benefit from 10 to 100 times the performance of traditional systems from IBM, Oracle and Teradata. Through innovation in software and hardware, Netezza is able to leverage the power of its Intelligent Query Streaming™ design – the ability to process data at the source at streaming speeds – for significant performance gains across a broader set of applications and workloads. In addition to increasing its query performance, Netezza has also increased the load speed of its NPS system to 500 GB/hour, enabling faster deployments and updates of data for reduced latency.

“As the data warehouse appliance leader, we continue to bring innovation to the industry,” said Jit Saxena, CEO and co-founder, Netezza Corp. “As our customers scale, they must have the flexibility to leverage all their data and introduce new, more powerful and iterative analyses. In order to be even easier to do business with, we now offer greater scalability with a range of choices and systems options that align more closely with our customers’ requirements.”

Flexible Growth Plan
Netezza has introduced a flexible pricing program across the entire NPS family of data warehouse appliances. This new pricing program enables customers to purchase the full performance of a system, utilizing all the processing power available, while only paying for the capacity they need. As customers’ data grows, they can scale up by purchasing additional modules of capacity at a very low price per terabyte. In addition, customers can easily scale their systems out by purchasing additional racks. Starting at less than $200K, the NPS family offers extremely high-performance data warehousing to meet a variety of analytic and budgetary needs.

According to Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, “The data warehouse appliance market is gaining momentum because these systems address the need for greater analytic performance at a lower cost. As the market evolves, customers will continue to benefit from more flexible scaling and pricing options to suit their organizational needs.”

About Netezza Corporation
Netezza, the global data warehouse appliance market leader, enables enterprises to make all of their data actionable – quickly, simply and affordably. The Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) 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. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. The Company is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures, Battery Ventures, Orange, Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.

For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com

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