Netezza, a provider of data warehouse and analytic appliances, and NEC have entethe company into networking, communications and information technology have come to an agreement to jointly develop NEC-branded data warehouse appliances to be sold by NEC, with an initial focus on Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
The new appliances will combine Netezza’s streaming architecture and analytical database software with NEC’s blade server and storage platforms, the companies said.
NEC will manufacture, sell and distribute the jointly developed data warehouse appliances such as the first of which is InfoFrame DWH Appliance that is expected to be available in April 2010.
NEC has been marketing and selling Netezza’s products since 2006, deploying data warehouse appliances to top firms throughout Japan.
Jim Baum, Netezza’s president and chief executive said NEC is a major supplier of enterprise solutions in Japan and has a significant presence in other parts of the Asia Pacific region with a portfolio of customers that include some of the most prestigious organizations in the world .
NEC’s choice to embed Netezza technology in their products and offer it through their sales channel is a significant endorsement and clearly extends Netezza’s market reach.