Kalido(R) KONA(TM) Information Appliance Debuts on Netezza(R) TwinFin(TM) Platform
(Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/02/09 --
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-- 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(TM) data
warehouse appliance engineered and optimized for the Kalido® Information
Engine(TM) and Kalido's new industry analytics and reporting solutions. The
agreement expands an existing partnership announced in March 2009.
-- The Kalido® KONA(TM)
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
-- Reports and dashboards powered by QlikView.
-- Data extraction and integration capabilities.
-- Industry-specific business information models.
-- Governance and stewardship application for master data.
-- Pre-built analytics.
-- 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
Industry Analyst Quote
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
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
About Netezza Corporation
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
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
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