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Phil Francisco
VP Product Management & Marketing

Phil Francisco, IBM Netezza's VP of Product Management & Product Marketing, divulges insights on new products from IBM Netezza, its partners and competitors. This blog takes IBM Netezza's corporate product marketing message a step further, providing humor, cultural anecdotes and deep technical knowledge in clean, simple speak, and is a must-read for anyone interested in IBM Netezza or other data warehouse offerings.

The Logical Data Warehouse: Smart Consolidation for Smarter Warehousing

October 24, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
I’ve previously written how in the early part of 2011 we worked with technology and marketing leaders across IBM’s portfolio to define and launch a new strategy for data warehousing and analytics. Our objective is to meet today’s enterprise needs with agility to deal with whatever the future brings...

Heading to IOD in Vegas, Baby!

October 23, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
With all the preparations complete and the presentations, meetings and events all scheduled there’s finally a chance to reflect. So I thought I would provide some thoughts from 35,000 feet, while winging my way to the IBM Information On Demand 2011 show in Vegas.

Smart Consolidation for Smarter Computing

June 22, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
On Monday I wrote of our motivations to develop a new strategy: “Smart Consolidation for Smarter Computing”. Following my keynote session at Enzee Universe ’11 I’m ready to share details. The Smart Consolidation strategy simplifies infrastructure, freeing enterprises to deploy analytics rapidly...

IBM’s “Smart Consolidation” – Rethinking the EDW

June 19, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
This week at the IBM Netezza Enzee Universe show in Boston, we’re taking the covers off IBM’s strategy for data warehousing and analytics and we’ll be talking about what that’s going to mean for the joint product portfolio.  

Netezza Inside IBM

April 21, 2011 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Greetings! Realizing it’s been a while since I last posted here I thought it was important to confirm that yes, Netezza is alive and doing quite well as a part of IBM, post-acquisition as we launch into our second full fiscal quarter as a part of the team. Without sharing company-confidential...

What Is More Stunning: the Lack of Analysis or the Blatant Boosterism?

November 11, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
This is what greeted me on my return from the IBM Information On Demand show in Las Vegas, like an early “Trick or Treat” gift on the cusp of Halloween. On Thursday, our good friends at Oracle had launched a new ad in their “traditional spot” at the bottom of page one of the Wall Street Journal (in...

Perhaps You've Heard the News?

September 20, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
This morning, I’m posting from the floor of Oracle Open World at the Moscone Center in San Francisco – and no, this is not yet another blog about Mark Hurd teaming up with Larry Ellison. Rather, it seems pretty safe to assume that if you’re reading this today, you’ve already heard some bit of the...

Four Fundamental Differences Between TwinFin and Exadata

August 4, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Today Netezza is launching a new eBook entitled, “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin™ Compared”. As the name implies, this eBook provides a comparison of the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance and Oracle’s “appliance-like” database machine offering. Certainly Netezza is not the first company...

Hadoop & Netezza: Synergy in Data Analytics - PART 2

July 22, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
I mentioned in my previous post that Netezza is excited about our partnership with Cloudera and Hadoop because we’ve already seen some of our customers benefit from the synergy of Hadoop and Netezza TwinFin™ technologies working together. As I noted, these types of strategies play to the strengths...

Hadoop & Netezza: Synergy in Data Analytics Results in New Customer Deployment Trends - PART 1

July 20, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Two things before I begin: I’ll begin this posting with a call for inputs. Below I will list a few of the most common Hadoop/Netezza co-existence deployment patterns we have seen to date. But I would like to hear from others. As you see the continuing deployment of Hadoop in the enterprise and...

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