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
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
"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 visitingwww.safe.com/tryitor contact us at
info@safeto request a personalized web
For more information, visitwww.safe.com.
Netezza Partners with Safe Software for Spatial ETL
September 17, 2008