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Bracknell, Berks – June 8 2005 - Following the rapid uptake of its data warehouse appliance in the US retail sector, Netezza has established a focused Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Division and expanded its Bracknell-based UK team to serve this fast growing market segment. A growing number of leading retail organisations, such as Amazon.com, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation and The TJX Companies have selected the high-performance, low-cost Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) system for its ability to work 10-50 times faster – and at half the cost – of other data warehousing products, including those from IBM, Oracle and Teradata.

According to AMR Research, Business Intelligence (BI) needs and demand forecasting have been designated as the two most important technology infrastructure investments for retailers in 2005. However, controlling the cost of these technology expenditures remains paramount for many retail CIOs.

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