July 7, 2008 - CN is migrating and consolidating numerous data marts from its legacy environment to Netezza Corporations Netezza Performance Server (NPS) data warehouse appliance to provide increased performance, user accessibility and scalability for strategic operational business intelligence applications.
CN, a leader in the North American rail industry, is leveraging Netezzas appliance technology to run detailed analysis of traffic on its network of more than 20,000 route miles across Canada and the U.S.
The first application CN launched on Netezza runs detailed analyses on its railroad cars, capturing information on all events that take place with the equipment and identifying where traffic is located.
Designed specifically for high-performance, terascale analytics, the NPS system architecturally integrates a relational database, server and storage into a single compact and power-efficient unit. The systems advantage comes from its patented Intelligent Streaming design. Netezza placed processing power next to the data, so analysis occurs at the source at streaming speeds.
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