Blogs

Pitching in an Elevator

June 22, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Curry was up to scratch last night, definitely the best I’ve eaten in the US, but I spent most of my time at the event with a microphone in my hand and a cameraman with a big, professional-looking shoulder-cam right beside me while I interviewed customers and partners about the conference. If they...

Beer and Curry

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Well this is a baptism by fire for me. When i read my schedule at the weekend i assumed that the 7am /10pm start/finish was just the conference activities from registration desk opening to the evening’s entertainment concluding. I hadn’t realised i would actually be on the go for the whole 15 hours...

Since Their Wings Have Got Rusted.

June 21, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
At Enzee Universe this week in Boston, Netezza’s user conference. My first one, of course, so a great opportunity to learn directly from the customers what they are doing and what they want. And i have a challenging role to play. I get to be a flip holder, one of a small group of Netezza staffers...

Tea at the Dorchester

June 16, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I’m at a telecoms conference this week, and in previous years i’m told the talk here had all been of networks and switches and bandwidths and copper. This year it’s all about content and customers and services and customization. Very interesting how the industry is moving from building...

A Seriously Happy Customer Exposes a Common Dilemma

June 7, 2010 | by Phil Francisco, VP Product Management & Marketing
"I cannot imagine life without Netezza." – from a tweet by "noogle" (Twitter, 11 May 2010) Late in May, members of my team and I were in Tokyo's ultra-bustling Shibuya district for a few days on our "worldwide whirlwind training tour" with the global field sales teams regarding the details of the...

Big Data and a Big Dinner

May 31, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
The big event for me last week was introductory training in TwinFin i-Class. What is does is explained in the link, what was most interesting for me was the discussion at dinner afterwards. I’m still learning the technology and the products, but the business case for what we’re doing just seemed so...

Stuff To Do in an Emergency

May 20, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
I’m drafting this as we fly ‘Compact First’ from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Actually it’s a one class plane, but if you want to get the status-conscious sales executive on a one-class plane you tell him it’s ‘Compact First’. But one class or not Kulula Air are pretty classy. Their emergency...

Boston Globe Names Netezza Top 100 Massachusetts Company!

May 20, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
It’s a great honor after just two full years as a public company to be recognized in the Boston Globe Top 100 list. Making the list after a most difficult economic downturn is not only something that all of us at Netezza are proud of but it’s a testament to the tremendous support we receive from...

An Innocent Abroad

May 19, 2010 | by Dai Clegg, VP product marketing, Acunu
Monday I flew into South Africa for the first time, just a month too   early to watch the footy. That was bad planning, but the reason I’m  here was to launch the partnership with BITanium – our new partner in the  region. The launch was this morning at a very grand hotel on the  outskirts of...

This Past Year and the One Ahead of Us

May 18, 2010 | by Jim Baum, Former CEO
Our annual reports were mailed out last week. Writing the letter for  the report gave me a good opportunity to reflect on this past year and  the one ahead of us. Fiscal year 2010 was a defining  moment for Netezza. Against a challenging economic backdrop, we  successfully launched the Netezza® ...