Kalido® KONA™ information appliance debuts on Netezza® TwinFin™ platform
Enzee Universe World Tour, Boston, September 2, 2009 -- Kalido, a leading provider of information management software for enterprise data governance, and Netezza (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that Kalido has licensed and will directly sell a custom-built Netezza® TwinFin™ data warehouse appliance engineered and optimized for the Kalido® Information Engine™ and Kalido’s new industry analytics and reporting solutions. The agreement expands an existing partnership announced in March 2009.
The Kalido® KONA™ Information Appliance addresses specific business information needs in various industries, enabling enterprises to more effectively manage key performance indicators for their critical business operations. The pre-built, customizable solutions can start delivering business benefits in 30 days -- a sharp contrast to the nine to eighteen months frequently required to build a traditional analytic data warehouse using hand-coding and an assortment of software tools. And Kalido KONA is the only information appliance with a completely-integrated MDM solution. Priced at $450,000 for all hardware, software and professional services, the Kalido KONA Information Appliance costs up to 80 percent less than a comparable system built using traditional tools.
The Kalido KONA Information Appliance is an end-to-end analytics and reporting solution containing industry-specific business information models and all required hardware and software for data storage, data sourcing and integration, master data management and governance, and analysis and presentation. The pre-configured appliance dramatically reduces deployment complexity, implementation time, and both initial and ongoing costs. A Complete, Industry-Specific Information Appliance
The Kalido KONA Information Appliance includes:
Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance.
The Kalido Information Engine, a fully-governed information management platform.
Reports and dashboards powered by QlikView.
Data extraction and integration capabilities.
Industry-specific business information models.
Governance and stewardship application for master data.
Kalido anticipates introducing products for multiple industries. Initial solutions include:
Kalido KONA Information Appliance for Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Analytics: This solution allows pharma sales and marketing business analysts, line-of-business managers and executives to analyze and report on key performance indicators. The appliance sources and integrates CRM, IMS and ERP data to form a complete data foundation, including product master, on which to base business decisions.
Kalido KONA Information Appliance for Insurance Sales and Distribution Analytics: This solution provides insight into customer acquisition and retention of property and casualty insurance companies by sourcing and integrating policy, premium, and agent/broker data in one easily accessible location.
Orders for the Kalido KONA Information Appliance can be placed immediately. General availability is scheduled for the first quarter of 2010.
Wayne Eckerson, director of research, The Data Warehousing Institute, said: “The next wave of business intelligence is end-to-end packaged solutions (i.e., industry models, data sourcing and integration, MDM, analytics, and dashboards) tailored to specific business domains that offer quick time to value at an affordable price. Kalido's partnership with Netezza represents the vanguard of the coming revolution that promises to deliver business what it wants: faster, better, cheaper BI.”
Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido, said:
“The Kalido KONA Information Appliance exemplifies our ongoing commitment to providing innovative, cost-effective and flexible information management solutions. Kalido’s focus remains making relevant software that helps our customers improve enterprise data governance and business performance. Companies that choose the combination of Kalido’s information management solutions and Netezza’s groundbreaking TwinFin data appliance no longer have to choose between price and performance. The Kalido KONA Information Appliance meets the needs of IT and business without compromise.”
Jim Baum, president and CEO of Netezza, said:
“The launch of Netezza’s TwinFin line of data warehouse appliances last month once again extended our clear market leadership. Netezza is building a special model using our TwinFin architecture for Kalido’s KONA Information Appliance. We are very pleased that our valued partner Kalido is leveraging our industry standard blade server-based appliance for its exciting line of analytic solutions. We look forward to working closely with Kalido in support of its new initiative.”
Lars Björk, CEO of QlikTech, said:
“The Kalido KONA Information Appliance is designed to simplify the challenge of delivering critical business information. QlikView is a leader in simplifying the complex world of business intelligence, so this new solution is a natural extension of our partnership announced last year. The Kalido KONA Information Appliance meets the ever-growing challenge of rapidly changing business requirements in a way that is cost-effective, easily implemented and easy to use. At the same time, it provides out-of-the-box functionality not available anywhere else. QlikView is proud to be part of this innovation.”
Kalido delivers industry leading solutions for turning bad data into meaningful business information. Developed through years of successful best practice implementations, Kalido’s robust, business-model driven information management engine governs data across the enterprise and automatically feeds information to industry standard BI platforms. Kalido software is implemented at over 250 locations in more than 100 countries with market leading companies. More information about Kalido can be found at: http://www.kalido.com.
Netezza (NYSE: NZ) is the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances that dramatically simplify high-performance analytics across an extended enterprise. Netezza’s technology enables organizations to process enormous amounts of captured data at exceptional speed, providing a significant competitive and operational advantage in today’s data-intensive industries, including digital media, energy, financial services, government, health and life sciences, retail and telecommunications. Netezza is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts and has offices in Northern Virginia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit http://www.netezza.com.
QlikTech is the world’s fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) company. Its flagship QlikView product delivers instant business answers, enabling users to easily explore their data without limits. Unlike traditional BI, QlikView delivers immediate value with payback measured in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. It is the only BI offering that can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or on a laptop or mobile device—from a single user to the largest global enterprise. Through QlikView’s disruptive, in-memory associative approach, business users have experienced unprecedented success and satisfaction, backed by its unique 30-day money-back guarantee. QlikTech has more than 11,100 customers in 95 countries and over 800 partners worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.qlikview.com.
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