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XO Communications Rings Netezza for Advanced Analytics

Telecommunications Provider to Increase Visibility into their Data and Achieve New Revenue Streams with Netezza’s Data Warehouse Appliance


MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ - News), the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, today announced that XO Communications, a leading provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers, has selected Netezza to provide the platform to handle the organization’s increasing data needs. With more than 90,000 customers including five of the largest U.S. wireless companies and five of the largest U.S. cable companies, XO Communications provides voice, data, Internet, VoIP and managed services for businesses and carriers looking for an alternative to traditional phone carriers. XO Communications selected Netezza to more efficiently analyze its large call volume, enabling it to improve customer service and profitability.


XO Communications chose Netezza because of its ability to implement a wide set of performance analytics and handle large volumes of data quickly and cost effectively. XO Communications anticipates its 25 terabytes of data will double and plans on using Netezza as a call data warehouse to direct traffic more efficiently across their networks.


“With Netezza, we’ve found a cost-effective solution that can scale to meet our rapidly expanding data needs,” said Robert Geller, CIO, XO Communications. “Netezza enables us to keep and analyze years of data versus just several months; a critical element in processing billing and traffic analysis queries quickly and efficiently. With the Netezza solution, we are able to provide stellar customer service, while maintaining profitable revenue streams.”


The Netezza data warehouse appliances are built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data significantly faster than existing data warehouse options, at a much lower total cost of ownership. They store, filter and process petabytes of records within a single unit, analyzing only the 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 such as XO Communications.


“In an increasingly competitive industry like telecommunications, it’s vital that operators like XO Communications are able to monitor and analyze data in real-time,” said John Gillespie, general manager and vice president of telecommunications at Netezza. “Netezza has significantly penetrated the global telecommunications marketplace, with successful implementations deployed in seven of the ten largest providers.”


About XO Communications


XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO - News), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.


About Netezza Corporation


Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ - News) 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, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, Korea, Australia and Singapore. For more information about Netezza, please visit www.netezza.com.

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