A 15-year journey

IBM transformed the data warehousing and analytics landscape by providing the Netezza®-based appliance, an integrated hardware and software solution delivering best-in-class price-performance, simplicity and low cost of ownership.

The world of data in 2018 is much different than in 2003. We see a drive toward AI, the Internet of Things, the emergence of cloud computing and the prevalence of big data across industries. However, the core business problems that IBM clients face — complexity, high cost and operational efficiency — remain unchanged.

If you purchased older models of Netezza — Skimmer (version N100-1), TwinFin (all N1001 versions) or Striper (all N2001 versions) — they will reach end of support as early as 30 June 2019. These appliances have served you well, but with advances in technology it is a perfect time to upgrade.

Future of business intelligence

IBM Integrated Analytics System is the next generation Netezza based appliances, combining high performance hardware and a database query engine designed for massively parallel processing, data warehousing and analytics. You can shift workloads within public or private cloud and on-premises based on application requirements. It was designed to meet your users' Data Science and Machine Learning requirements.

“IBM Integrated Analytics System unites structured and unstructured data analytics with a common SQL engine, which makes it easy for our clients to build sophisticated federated queries across almost any combination of data sources and can easily integrate advanced analytics like data science and machine learning.”

Joe Grant Bluechel, VP, Data & Analytics, Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc.

Delivering greater capabilities and enhanced performance

  Netezza(mako) IBM Integrated Analytics System
Multi-temperature storage expansion No Yes
JSON support  No Yes
Performance 1X 2X - 5X
Common SQL engine No Yes
OLTP / Operational analytics No Yes
Data science and machine Learning Yes Yes (Advanced)
Pre-built in-database analytics Yes Yes (Advanced)
Data Science Experience (DSX Local) No Yes
Embedded Spark No Yes
Built-in virtualization Yes Yes (Advanced)
Cloud-ready No Yes
Incremental hardware expansion No Yes


Wanting to migrate to the cloud?

IBM Db2® Warehouse on Cloud is an elastic, fully managed cloud data warehouse powered by IBM BLU Acceleration® technology to maximize the business value of analytics on a massive scale. Improve your performance and prepare for the data of the future with IBM migration assistance, licensing exchanges and special pricing.

Client success

AMC Networks

Learn how a cable TV networks company captures new viewers, predicts ratings and adds value for advertisers in a multi-channel world, using IBM Integrated Analytics System.

GEO Corporation

Learn how Db2 Warehouse on Cloud can help you lower costs and maximize flexibility and analytic insights.

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