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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.

"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...

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...