Netezza Launches Data Integration Strategy for Microsoft Business Intelligence

Netezza, a leader in data warehouse and analytic appliance, has announced its collaboration with Microsoft and the first part of its high-performance data integration strategy for Microsoft Business Intelligence As a result, according to the vendors, Microsoft customers can now take advantage of Netezza's high-speed terascale analytic capabilities and extend the value of their existing Microsoft BI investment, and Netezza customers will now have more choice through tighter integration and technology compatibility with Microsoft's SQL Server 2008.

"Integration with Netezza offers joint enterprise customers the ability to utilize Microsoft BI for analysis, reporting and compatibility via Microsoft Office 2007 and Office PerformancePoint Server, as well as SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Integration Services," says Alexandre Pombo, senior director global partner team at Microsoft. "This new connectivity enables customers to realize enhanced business agility and value from their Microsoft and Netezza investments."

"Through our alliance with Microsoft, we have access to their technology resources and expertise so that we can jointly satisfy our customers' needs by bringing more closely compatible business intelligence and data warehousing solutions to market faster," says Jim Baum, president and COO, Netezza. "This collaboration is part of a growing relationship that will tighten interoperability, allowing Microsoft BI customers to utilize the high performance of Netezza across the full set of Microsoft BI applications. Through this partnership, we can offer our mutual customers more choice, significantly broadening our market opportunity." The OLE DB Connector is available immediately.

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