The Selection of Netezza For A Data Warehouse Platform
Netezza is a leading data warehouse appliance vendor. Their preconfigurations range from 1.0 TB to 100 TB. Netezza’s philosophy is that parallelism is a good thing and they take parallelism to a new level. They utilize an SMP node and up to 896 single-CPU SPUs (snippet processing units) configured in an MPP arrangement in the overall architecture, referred to as AMPP for asymmetric massively parallel processing. The SPUs are connected by a Gigabyte Ethernet, which serves the function of the interconnect.