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AccuRev SCM Streamlines Geographically Distributed Development for Data Warehouse Appliances at Netezza

Enables Refactoring, Iterative Integration and Testing with Efficient and Flexible Process Support

Lexington, MA, May 25, 2007 --( AccuRev Inc. today announced that Netezza, a leading provider of data warehouse appliances, has standardized on AccuRev® for process-centric software configuration management (SCM) for real-time collaboration across geographically distributed and offshore locations.

Netezza conducted an exhaustive search for a replacement to its previous file-based SCM tool and short-listed AccuRev, IBM Rational ClearCase, Perforce and CollabNet Subversion. According to Dick Wallace, Technology Director, Internal Development Tools, Netezza, “AccuRev just kept bubbling to the top of the list as the top contender for power, efficiency and ease of use with a low total cost of ownership.”

Several development initiatives at Netezza required a software configuration management tool that could easily manage code refactoring, enable an iterative development approach to increase the speed and agility of the development process, and efficiently manage a geographically distributed and offshore development scenario while managing multiple parallel releases.

“AccuRev enabled us to improve our process to manage a large number of projects and move to a weekly integration and testing schedule while continually improving our code base through refactoring,” said Dick Wallace. “We have increased development productivity by 20 percent when integrating changes from other projects alone, since adopting a short-cycle iterative development methodology with AccuRev. We are also finding defects sooner and spending far less time merging. This would never have been possible with our previous tool.”

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

About AccuRev Inc.
AccuRev is the leading provider of process-centric software configuration management (SCM) with a best-of-breed approach to application lifecycle management (ALM). This approach enables unlimited, adaptable, and compliant process models offering customers maximum flexibility and control. The AccuRev interface, with integrated issue-based workflow, advanced visualization, process automation, and artifact traceability, improves collaboration, visibility and management of multiple releases developed in parallel, allowing geographically distributed and outsourced teams to remain agile and competitive.

AccuRev supports open standards and SOA-based development tool interoperability across Microsoft Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms and provides native support for the most commonly used software development methodologies including Agile, iterative, and waterfall. AccuRev, a two-time Jolt Product Excellence Award recipient, is used by a growing number of global enterprises including American Airlines, Citibank, Polycom, Sony Computer Entertainment, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. More information about AccuRev can be found at, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), and 1-781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

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Alex Forbes