Gander Mountain chooses Netezza appliance for its enterprise data warehouse solution

Outdoor Sporting Goods Retailer to Perform Fast, In-Depth Analyses on Sales and Inventory Data with Appliance Leader

NRF 97th Annual Convention & EXPO, New York, NY, January 14, 2008 —- Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global leader in analytic appliances, today announced that Gander Mountain has selected the Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) analytic appliance as its enterprise data warehouse (EDW) solution. With Netezza, Gander Mountain will be able to run analytics for merchandising, supply chain management and financial planning faster and use the resulting reports to make better business decisions.

Gander Mountain is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Product managers and merchandisers at the Company rely on its wealth of sales, inventory and merchandising data to help them make informed buying and marketing decisions. However, Gander Mountain’s existing data warehouse was unable to keep up with the increased data volume and analytic demand, resulting in long data load times and the inability to generate necessary reports and analyses. With the NPS appliance as its EDW, Gander Mountain plans to achieve faster reporting, dramatically reduced data load times and significantly faster query performance. This speed, combined with more in-depth analyses on sales and inventory management processes, will allow the Company to make more informed, data-driven decisions.

“In order to stay competitive in the retail industry, important marketing and sales decisions need to be made quickly, but also need to be based on quantifiable data and sound business theory,” said Andy Winans, vice president of retail and CPG at Netezza. “Netezza provides some of the world’s leading retailers with the ability to quickly and simply analyze only the relevant data to help them make smart business decisions. Using the NPS system, companies like Gander Mountain are able to access the most up-to-date data and perform key analyses quickly, resulting in optimum business decisions and strategies.”

The Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) family of streaming analytic™ appliances are designed specifically for high-performance, terascale analytics, and architecturally integrate a relational database, server and storage into a single compact and power-efficient unit. The system’s advantage comes from its patented streaming architecture. Netezza has placed processing power next to the data, so analysis occurs at the source at streaming speeds, delivering an unprecedented 10-100 times the performance of traditional systems at a fraction of the cost. Analyses that took days now take just seconds. This means a dramatic increase in productivity across the enterprise and faster time to value for business initiatives. Netezza appliances are changing the way organizations leverage information, creating a powerful analytic foundation for a new generation of business analytics that improve strategic decision-making and drive results.

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company (Nasdaq: GMTN), headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the nation’s largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine, and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical apparel and footwear, as well as gunsmith, archery, ATV and marine services. The stores feature national, regional and local brands as well as the company’s owned brands. Focused on a “We Live Outdoors®” culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are currently 115 Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 23 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit

About Netezza Corporation Netezza is the global leader in analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics for business users across the extended enterprise, delivering significant competitive and operational advantage in today’s information-intensive marketplaces. The Netezza Performance Server® (NPS®) family of streaming analytic™ appliances brings appliance simplicity to a broad range of complex data warehouse and analytic challenges. Customers who have realized the benefits of Netezza appliances include Ahold,, CNET Networks, Debenhams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Epsilon, Neiman Marcus, Orange UK, Premier, Inc., Ross Stores, Ryder System, Inc., The Carphone Warehouse and Virgin Media. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. For more information about Netezza, please visit # # # Netezza, Netezza Performance Server, NPS and streaming analytic are trademarks of Netezza Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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