From Netezza to IBM Performance Server

From its founding in 1999 to its acquisition by IBM in 2010, Netezza has meant speed and simplicity. Netezza and its follow-on product, IBM PureData® System for Analytics, brought supercomputing to the enterprise. These products specialize in analytics for highly complex, diverse and very large data sets in minutes rather than days or weeks, providing insight at the speed of business.

The next step in the evolution of Netezza, IBM Performance Server, is built on IBM Cloud Pak™ for Data System. Cloud Pak for Data System is an all-in-one, cloud-native data and AI platform in a box that provides a pre-configured, governed and secure environment to collect, organize and manage data. Built on the Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform, Cloud Pak for Data System enables you to take advantage of a broad set of data and AI services, integrating them quickly into applications to accelerate innovation.

IBM Performance Server is a cloud-native system of insight that is 100 percent compatible with existing Netezza and PureData System for Analytics appliances. IBM Performance Server extends current Netezza speed by incorporating NVMe memory, faster processors and 64-bit technology. The result is significantly faster performance with a substantially smaller footprint.

Product comparison

See how Netezza/PureData System for Analytics and IBM Performance Server are fully compatible.

Feature Netezza/PureData System for Analytics IBM Performance Server
Software code base PostgreSQL PostgreSQL
Netezza fluid query Included Included
Machine learning INZA in-database analytics with FPGA hardware acceleration INZA in-database analytics with FPGA hardware acceleration
Spatial/geo-analytics ESRI integration ESRI integration
Data integration and reporting tools Supports IBM and third-party ETL and reporting tools Supports IBM and third-party ETL and reporting tools
Migration Single command line migration “nz_migrate”


How to migrate

See a sample migration from PureData for Analytics to IBM Performance Server.

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