March 3, 2008 - Helzberg Diamonds chose the Netezza Performance Server (NPS) appliance for its enterprise data warehouse platform.


Helzberg Diamonds operates more than 260 stores across the U.S., offering a wide selection of diamonds, precious gems and watches for men and women. The company has chosen Netezza for operational business intelligence (BI) applications, including real-time, point-of-sale reporting to aid in customer relationship management.


“We replaced our existing IBM infrastructure with Netezza due primarily to the significant performance gains demonstrated by the NPS system during an extensive evaluation period,” stated Greg Backhus, director of data warehousing and BI at Helzberg Diamonds. “Our incumbent data warehouse was struggling to process data in an acceptable timeframe, especially during our peak seasons. We look forward to leveraging the power of Netezza to optimize our operational BI and maximize customer satisfaction throughout Helzberg stores nationwide.” 


The Netezza Performance Server family of data warehouse and analytic appliances is designed for high-performance, terascale analytics. It architecturally integrates a relational database, server and storage into a single unit. The system’s advantage comes from its patented streaming architecture.

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