Casual Male selects Netezza's data analytics

Leading Men's Clothing Retailer Seeks to Maximize its Data Value Across Multiple Channels

MARLBOROUGH, MA — November 10, 2009 — Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that Casual Male (Nasdaq: CMRG), the largest specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel, has selected the Netezza data warehouse appliance to gain deeper insight into its existing data and to meet its goal of serving customer needs in a quick and efficient manner.

"In order to provide stellar customer service, it's critical we have insight into all our channels—retail, catalogue and e-commerce—and can adapt quickly to changing consumer needs," said Dennis Hernreich, executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. "With Netezza, we can quickly analyze data and make fact-based decisions about merchandising, marketing, distribution and store operations—enabling us to gain the most value from vast amounts of consumer information."

Casual Male has more than 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as extensive e-commerce and catalogue operations.

"As a successful multi-channel retailer, Casual Male needs visibility into all its operations. Netezza enables Casual Male to gain deeper insights across the spectrum and leverage that information to plan strategically," said Jim Kelly, vice president, Retail & CPG, Netezza. "With Netezza, Casual Male can increase sales opportunities by giving customers what they want and when they want it."

The Netezza data warehouse appliance is built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. It stores, filters and processes terabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing only relevant information for each query. Netezza has placed the CPU power next to the data, allowing its appliances to speed through processes that would occupy most data warehouse systems for hours, or even days, thereby enabling dramatic increases in productivity across organizations like Casual Male. More than 55 leading retailers are using Netezza systems today to gain deeper insights into their customers and markets by harnessing the full power of their data.

About Casual Male

Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel, with over 500 store locations throughout the U.S., Canada and in London, England, along with substantial e-commerce and catalog operations – including current expansion into the European markets. Casual Male operates under the trade names of Casual Male XL, Rochester Big & Tall Clothing, and Sears Canada–Casual Male.

About Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ)

Netezza Corporation (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, Poland, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit


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