Software // Information Management
News
1/8/2009
01:32 PM
50%
50%

Netezza Expands Interoperability With Microsoft BI

Netezza is offering more technology compatibility with Microsoft software and business intelligence services within SQL Server 2008.

Netezza, a data warehouse appliance vendor, has expanded its integration with Microsoft's business intelligence tools.

Netezza is offering more technology compatibility with Microsoft software and BI services within SQL Server 2008. Specifically, customers will be able to leverage within Netezza's appliance Microsoft Office 2007 and Office PerformancePoint Server, as well as SQL Server Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Integration Services.

Jim Baum, president and chief operating officer for Netezza, said in a statement that the latest advancement is part of a "growing relationship that will tighten interoperability" between the two vendors' products in the future.

"Through this partnership, we can offer our mutual customers more choice, significantly broadening our market opportunity," Baum said.

The expanded interoperability is being accomplished through a new OLE DB Connector, which is available as of this week.

Netezza is a market leader within the data warehouse appliance market, which has been heating up. As a result, vendors are delivering high-speed data mining at lower hardware and implementation costs.

Netezza has been trying to differentiate itself by moving toward more industry-focused offerings. For example, the company in September announced a deal with BI software company Actuate to design appliances for the financial services market. In addition,Netezza announced a software module for geo-spatial analysis that retailers might use to identify future store locations or insurers might use to predict areas prone to natural disasters.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Agile Archive
The Agile Archive
When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 16, 2014.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.