Netezza Appoints Robert J. Dunst, Jr. to Board of Directors

    Industry Veteran Brings Wealth of Expertise to Data Warehouse Appliance

    FRAMINGHAM, MASS., April 30 /CNW/ - Netezza Corporation, a leading
provider of data warehouse appliances, today announced that it has named
Robert J. Dunst, Jr. as a member of its Board of Directors and a member of the
Board's audit committee. With more than 25 years of experience in the retail
and technology industries, Mr. Dunst will provide valuable insight for
Netezza's retail and overall company strategy.

    Prior to Netezza, Mr. Dunst served as executive vice president of supply
chain and technology, and chief technology officer, at Albertson's, Inc. where
he became an advocate for the use of data warehousing technology. Before
Albertson's, Mr. Dunst was vice president of advanced technology and the
Internet business group at Safeway. Mr. Dunst has also served as a director in
the consulting and outsourcing unit at IBM. He was an Executive Board Member
of the Global Commerce Initiative and World Wide Retail Exchange.

    "We are pleased to welcome Bob Dunst as a member of the Netezza Board of
Directors," said Jit Saxena, CEO and co-founder of Netezza. "With his
distinguished career and deep expertise in the retail sector, Bob brings
important technology experience and business know-how to the Netezza team."

    "I have long been a believer in the innovation that Netezza's technology
fosters across industries," said Bob Dunst. "I am looking forward to the
opportunity to share my personal experience in retail and technology as a
member of the Netezza Board of Directors and contributing to the company's
continued growth."

    Mr. Dunst joins Sunil Dhaliwal, Battery Ventures; Ted Dintersmith,
Charles River Ventures; Paul J. Ferri, Matrix Partners; Charles F. Kane, One
Laptop Per Child; and Ed Zander, Motorola, as well as Netezza CEO Jit Saxena
and President Jim Baum, on the Board.

    About Netezza Corporation

    Netezza is a leading provider of data warehouse appliances. The Netezza
Performance Server data warehouse appliance integrates database, server and
storage platforms in a purpose-built system to perform detailed queries and
analyses on large volumes of stored data. Recognizing the limitations of
traditional data warehouse solutions, Netezza designed its NPS family of data
warehouse appliances specifically for analysis of terabytes of data 10-100
times faster than traditional solutions, with a lower total cost of ownership
and greater ease of use. Based in Framingham, Mass., Netezza has offices in
Washington, DC, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. The Company is backed by
leading venture capital firms, including Matrix Partners, Charles River
Ventures, Battery Ventures, Orange, Sequoia Capital and Meritech Capital
Partners. For more information about Netezza, please visit

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