Tableau Software provides visualization capabilities to Netezza DW appliance

Netezza’s data warehouse appliance customers to benefit from Tableau’s ability to quickly visualize large data sets

SEATTLE, Wash., September 2, 2008 -- Tableau Software (, the global leader in fast analytics and visualization software, today announced that it now supports Netezza’s ( data warehouse appliances. Netezza (NYSE Arca: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse appliances that simplify high-performance business analytics, will now offer its customers Tableau Software’s visual analytic capabilities as a front-end to its appliances. This will enable fast and easy data exploration and visualization for any knowledge worker.

“Tableau’s visualization and mapping capabilities greatly enhance the end-user experience by simplifying the way people can access our high-performance analytics,” said Matt Rollender, director of strategic and technology alliances, Netezza. “This technology partnership is a great example of how two companies can come together and deliver true value to the end user. We are particularly impressed with Tableau’s straightforward and easy-to-use interface combined with high-powered visual analytics.”

Tableau’s architecture is uniquely suited for working with exceptionally large databases, and takes maximum advantage of Netezza’s high-performance strengths. The combination of the two products provide customers with unparalleled analytic firepower.

This partnership follows the recently announced Tableau 4.0, which includes updates to both Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. These applications combine fast visual analysis capabilities with the ability to easily share data findings throughout an organization. Netezza’s customers will now be able to conduct high performance geographic analysis, embed and share live Tableau views with other applications such as Web sites, intranets and documents, and benefit from Tableau’s easy drag-and-drop user interface.

“We are thrilled with Netezza’s decision to employ Tableau to ease the process of visualizing complex data,” said Kevin Brown, vice president of partnerships and alliances at Tableau Software. “Visualizing massive datasets is no longer a daunting, drawn-out task.”

About Tableau Software

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