IBM Netezza Blog

A "FUD-machine" in Overdrive?

August 4, 2009 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
A loyal customer alerted us toan Oracle blog by Jean-Pierre Dijcks earlier today that showed the Oracle FUD machine is fully revved-up and ready to go. I'd like to offer a rebuttal, however in the interest of not intruding on Jean-Pierre's entry with an overly-long comment, I've just put a short...

Change, But No Change

July 31, 2009 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Just trying to clarify. Curt Monash's informative blog on the coming Netezza system and family of products includes the following: Beyond the switcheroo in components, Netezza is making substantial changes to its hardware architecture. In current Netezza products, the FPGA plays the role of a disk...

"Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world"

July 30, 2009 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Surf's up! Summer seems to finally have arrived in the Boston area and a number of vendors in the data warehousing and analytics space are hoping to catch a wave riding on a flurry of industry announcements. A few trends continue to build in the news: Data sizes continue to grow alongside the...

Setting the Record Straight

December 16, 2008 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
We came across a series of blog posts the other day which seemed to insinuate that Netezza and other competitors might be trying to shape our 10-100X performance message on the backs of comparisons to antiquated, end-of-service life systems and not comparing to current competitors' platforms . When...

"Netezza Underground" - NPS at Your Bookstore

November 26, 2008 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
We had quite a surprise the other day when it came to our attention that Netezza and the NPS data warehouse appliance are now the subjects of a new book: Netezza Underground: The unauthorized tales of derring-do and adventures in resilient data warehousing solutions, by David Birmingham (ISBN: 1-...

Oracle's Entry to the DWA Community - Just Some of the Snarkalicious Commentary

September 26, 2008 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Okay I'll admit that my first posting about the new Oracle Data Warehouse Appliance (DWA) tonight was a tad on the "snarky" side. But I have to say that I think it was because of all influences in the environment all around me. Straight away since the announcement yesterday afternoon, there's been...

Please Send More Product Brochures!

September 25, 2008 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
It was an odd email exchange. Only 30-minutes earlier, at approximately 3:04pm US-PDT, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, head of one of the most powerful database technology companies on Earth, had publicly launched Oracle's entrée into the Data Warehouse Appliance marketplace: "the HP Oracle Database...

Diving Deep into Analytics from the Netezza Platform - Part Deux

September 3, 2008 | by Razi Raziuddin, Sr. Director of Product Marketing
So, yesterday I wrote about "the Netezza's" transformation into a platform for deep analytics. Now I know a platform is only as good as the applications available on it, which brings me to our announcement this morning. Last September, we got together with a handful of visionary partners and...

Diving Deep into Analytics from the Netezza Platform

September 2, 2008 | by Razi Raziuddin, Sr. Director of Product Marketing
"The milk of disruptive innovation doesn't flow from cash-cows " -- David Isenberg, Blogger, Musings About Loci of Intelligence and Stupidity Dare I say ... "orders of magnitude performance" for data warehouse applications is old news as far as Netezza customers are concerned! It became fairly...

Netezza - Now with Added CLARiiON!

May 20, 2008 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
Today's News: Netezza and EMC Partner to Simplify Data Warehousing for the Enterprise This is hot! No, I mean it's really hot. I'm here in Las Vegas this week, attending the EMC World show in support of today's partnership announcement with EMC and yesterday the temperature crossed 110 degrees...