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Performance and Flexibility of Netezza Data Warehouse Appliances Attractive to Dutch Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) Specialist that Operates on a ‘Fixed Price’ Project Basis

Woerden – 25 April, 2006 – Netezza, the data warehouse appliance market leader, today announced a systems integrator partnership with Inergy in The Netherlands.

The Woerden-based company consults, designs, builds and implements large data warehousing and BI solutions on a ‘fixed price’ basis and consequently chooses to resell only ‘best of breed’ technologies.

Inergy has delivered solutions for large retail, logistics, financial services and non-profit organisations, and the Netezza partnership has already produced its first customer - a well-known Dutch holiday company.

Peter Dieleman, Managing Director at Inergy explained, “We believe that large-scale BI projects best succeed if the technology partners take absolute responsibility for their outcome.

So, we offer a unique ‘fixed price’ approach to our customers’ projects. As a result, we rely heavily on the performance of the technologies we deploy and are very precise in our choice of partners.

Their technical ability is paramount,” he added. “Our customers are experiencing rapidly growing data volumes, yet need the flexibility of performing increasingly detailed analysis – in real-time.

This has created a demand for better performance from their systems for less money, and the Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) system meets these demands perfectly.”

“Inergy is not only impressed by the sheer speed of the NPS system, but has also found the ‘no tuning’, or simplicity, aspect a very powerful tool for constructing the main business case for its projects,” added Dave Kloc, General Manager for Netezza, Northern Europe. “We were attracted to Inergy by its exemplary reputation for the delivery of data warehousing and business intelligence projects. The company’s agility and enthusiasm makes it a very welcome asset to Netezza’s European operation.”

Netezza’s presence in Holland continues the company’s rapid expansion throughout Europe and follows other new partnerships in France, Italy and Spain.

The Netezza Performance Server system is the market-leading data warehouse appliance, built specifically to analyse terabytes of detailed data 10 to 50 times faster than existing data warehouse options, at half the cost.

The NPS system stores, filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analysing only the relevant information for each query.

Netezza has placed the CPU power next to the data, allowing the NPS system to speed through processes that would occupy most data warehouse systems for hours, or even days, thereby enabling dramatic increases in productivity across the organisation.

Customers who have recognised the performance benefits of Netezza’s approach include Ahold USA, Amazon.com, Cingular Wireless, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Epsilon, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, The Carphone Warehouse and The TJX Companies.

The NPS system works hand in hand with BI applications and tools, without requiring any modifications. Most leading BI applications run seamlessly with the NPS system and Netezza has partnered with market leaders in the BI space, including Business Objects, MicroStrategy, SAS, SPSS and others.

About Inergy

Inergy is a successful ICT service provider, specialized in the development and implementation of innovative Business Intelligence solutions.

Inergy’s approach has resulted in many successful business intelligence implementations.

This approach is focused on minimizing “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) combined with maximizing “Return on Investment” (ROI).

Inergy’s client base consists of large organizations in various business segments like finance, logistics, petrochemicals and retail. Inergy provides its solutions based on projects exclusively.

These projects can, amongst others, be based on fixed price and fixed date agreements.

Inergy is founded in 1999 and based in Woerden, the Netherlands.

For more information about Inergy, please visit www.inergy.nl.

About Netezza

Netezza is the market-leading provider of enterprise-class data warehouse appliances that deliver breakthrough performance and ease of use at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouses.

The Netezza Performance Server system enables Fortune 1000 customers with terabytes of dynamic, detailed data to dramatically simplify even the most complex Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives.

By architecturally integrating database, server and storage within a single appliance, the NPS system delivers 10 to 50 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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Proud PR
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