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Netezza Partners with Safe Software for Spatial ETL

September 17, 2008
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Vancouver, BC - Safe Software, the leaders in spatial ETL (extract, transform and load) announced today that Netezza, a global data warehouse appliance company, is partnering with Safe Software for spatial ETL. Safe's proven FME platform will be used to provide the spatial data loading capabilities for Netezza Spatial, an extension to Netezza's leading data warehouse appliance. Known in the industry for its extensive format support and unmatched data transformation capabilities, FME will enable organizations that implement Netezza Spatial to efficiently load and transform large volumes of spatial data into this new data warehouse appliance.

For optimized strategic planning and location intelligence, organizations need real-time access to a comprehensive view of their spatial data assets. Yet, the challenges associated with integrating and transforming disparate spatial data into a unified environment can be daunting. When designing its new spatial extension, Netezza turned to Safe Software's FME to address these complex data interoperability challenges.

"Netezza is pleased to partner with Safe Software to help organizations bring their disparate spatial data assets into our high-performance Netezza data warehouse appliance," says Jon Shepherd, General Manager, Location-Based Solutions at Netezza. "FME plays a critical role in addressing the broad range of our customers' massive data loading and restructuring requirements, allowing them to perform sophisticated location intelligence analytics across all of their enterprise information."

With FME, organizations can efficiently transform, validate and load large volumes of data from over 200 CAD, GIS and other formats into Netezza Spatial. Designed for scalability, FME offers powerful load balancing and batch processing capabilities to support the high throughput data transformation requirements of Netezza customers. It also tightly integrates with a wide range of popular ETL and GIS applications, including Informatica PowerCenter, IBM WebSphere DataStage, ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo Professional and Intergraph GeoMedia, enabling organizations to take advantage of FME's powerful data integration and transformation capabilities from within a familiar environment.

"For 15 years, Safe Software has been dedicated to helping organizations access their spatial data, no matter where it resides," says Don Murray, President of Safe Software. "We are proud to partner with Netezza to add Netezza Spatial to the extensive list of systems and applications that FME supports."

FME is available today in both desktop and server solutions. Organizations looking to experience FME's powerful data transformation and loading capabilities can download a free 14-day trial by visiting www.safe.com/tryit or contact us at info@safe to request a personalized web demonstration.

For more information, visit www.safe.com.

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