Netezza Selects EnterpriseDB as Technology Partner for Next-Generation Data Warehousing Product

Release Date: 
Jun 21, 2010

Netezza Selects EnterpriseDB as Technology Partner for Next-Generation Data Warehousing Product

EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server and its Oracle compatibility technology reduce costs for customers migrating warehouses from Oracle to Netezza TwinFin

Boston - At Enzee Universe - June 21, 2010 - EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, and Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced a partnership wherein Netezza will be reselling EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server, which includes its Oracle Compatibility Layer, as Netezza Migrator; a software product which operates with the Netezza® TwinFinTM appliance.

EnterpriseDB's technology operating with Netezza's TwinFin will provide customers an easy migration from Oracle while protecting their initial investments in Oracle technology, development and training.

Under the terms of the agreement, Netezza will leverage EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server product as a proxy for front-end Oracle applications. This will allow TwinFin to utilize all of the Oracle compatibility contained within EnterpriseDB's Advanced Server.

"This partnership with EnterpriseDB gives Oracle customers a clear and painless migration strategy," said Jim Baum, president and CEO of Netezza. "This is a long-term strategic agreement that provides organizations new options to more easily manage their migration to TwinFin, therefore increasing performance and reducing cost."

"Our partnership with Netezza is a significant milestone for our company," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. "The integration of Postgres Plus Advanced Server into Netezza's product will prove to be a game-changing event for the data warehouse market and enable the choice for which Oracle customers are searching."

EnterpriseDB's Oracle Compatibility Layer, which is now in its sixth generation of development, allows organizations to safely, quickly and cost-effectively build, deploy and manage new applications and databases at a fraction of the cost, while leveraging all of their existing Oracle skills. Users can seamlessly replicate data from Oracle databases to support reporting and business intelligence applications, and enables an easy migration path to Postgres Plus.

About Netezza

Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse, analytic and monitoring appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza's technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today's data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. Netezza is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and has offices in Northern Virginia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.

About EnterpriseDB Corporation

EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5709, or visit www.enterprisedb.com.

EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus are trademarks of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Netezza® and the Netezza logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Glen Zimmerman
Netezza
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