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PureData System for

Powered by Netezza technology, the IBM PureData™ System
for Analytics is a simple database for serious analytics.

Simplify and optimize performance of complex analytics for analytic
applications, enabling very complex algorithms to run in minutes not hours.

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  • [Portrait: Phil Francisco]

    Phil Francisco

    Netezza Product Management
    & Product Marketing at IBM

Built-in expertise


  • Netezza technology that is designed to expertly manage database workloads and uses Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) for high-performance processing of analytics
  • More than 200 in-database analytics functions, which support analysis where the data resides to eliminate costly data movement, yielding industry-leading performance while hiding the complexity of parallel programming
  • Built-in Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) 4.0 support, which enables prediction and scoring within the database
  • In-database geospatial analytics, which correlate transactional information to a location, enhancing applications such as fraud detection and supply chain optimization

Simplified Experience


  • No assembly required—ready to load data in hours
  • Simplified integration with 3rd party software
  • Single integrated management console
  • Single line of support
  • Integrated system fixes and upgrades

Integration by design


  • Hardware and software capabilities specifically designed, integrated and tuned for high performance analytics
  • Patented data filtering with programmable hardware for ultra-fast execution of complex queries—without the need to maintain indices, aggregates or partitioning
  • An innovative, asymmetric, massively parallel processing architecture that supports petabyte scale

What are the features and benefits of this system?

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    10-100x faster than traditional custom systems1

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    Fast time to value

    5 TB/hour load speed2

Learn more about the features

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    Simplicity & ease

    Minimal tuning & administration and greater resilience

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    complex algorithms in minutes and rich
    library of integrated analytics

  • -Footnotes

    1. Based on IBM customers' reported results. "Traditional custom systems" refers to systems that are not professionally pre-built, pre-tested and optimized. Individual results may vary.

    2. Based on IBM internal testing using IBM PureData System for Analytics N2001. Single rack load speed of 4.8 TB hour, multi-rack load speed of 5.25 TB/hour. Assumes customer source systems and network can accommodate quoted load rates. Individual results may vary.

Customer story

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