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IBM Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance

IBM Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance
Netezza TwinFin
High-Performance Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics for the Enterprise

Our approach to data analysis is patented and proven. Minimize data movement, while processing it at physics speed. Do this in parallel, on a massive scale. Inside an easy-to-use data warehouse appliance. Extremely fast. At a low cost. And let our customers run BI and advanced analytics that were previously impossible or impractical.

IBM Netezza TwinFin TestDrive Proof of Concept (POC)

TwinFin is a purpose-built, standards-based data warehouse appliance that architecturally integrates database, server, storage and advanced analytic capabilities into a single, easy to manage system. The TwinFin appliance is designed for rapid and deep analysis of data volumes scaling into the petabytes, delivering 10-100x performance improvements at a fraction of the cost of other options available from traditional vendors.

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Netezza TwinFin Price List

The pricing shown below is based on the Base List Price and may be used for budgetary/planning purposes. Please use the form at the bottom of the page to request a custom competitive quote or request a Netezza TwinFin TestDrive POC.

Netezza TwinFin S-Blades CPU Cores User Data Base Price Price
TwinFin 3 3 24 8 TB $380,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 6 6 48 16 TB $730,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 12 12 96 32 TB $1,390,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 18 18 144 48 TB $2,085,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 24 24 192 64 TB $2,780,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 30 30 240 80 TB $3,475,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 36 36 288 96 TB $4,170,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 48 48 384 128 TB $5,560,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 60 60 480 160 TB $6,950,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 72 72 576 192 TB $8,340,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 96 96 768 256 TB $11,120,000 Request a Price Quote
TwinFin 120 120 960 320 TB $13,900,000 Request a Price Quote
Big Data Meets Big Math

Deep, sophisticated analytics on volumes of historical data are the lifeblood of enterprises in an Intelligent Economy, giving them an edge over the competition. However, most organizations have to make a choice between data volume (Big Data) and analytic complexity (Big Math) due to the limitations of their technology infrastructure. Most analytics performed on large data are relatively simple. The infrastructure, based on traditional database and storage technology, gets easily overextended just keeping up with the growth in user and data volumes, leaving no room to accommodate the increasing analytic complexity. With TwinFin, organizations no longer have to make a choice between Big Data and Big Math. TwinFin is a scalable, massively parallel analytic system that allows customers to crunch through enormous data volumes, with large numbers of users asking questions and performing analytics on the data that could not even be contemplated before.

Performance, simplicity, value

TwinFin is designed specifically for running complex analytics on very large data volumes, orders of magnitude faster than competing solutions. It delivers the proven performance, value and simplicity organizations need to dive deep into their data.

IBM Netezza TwinFin Data Warehouse Appliance Performance

The Netezza TwinFin system?s orders-of-magnitude performance advantage over other analytic options comes from its unique asymmetric massively parallel processing (AMPPTM) architecture that combines open, blade-based servers and disk storage with Netezza?s patented data filtering using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). This combination delivers blisteringly fast query performance on highly complex mixed workloads supporting tens of thousands of BI and data warehouse users, sophisticated analytics at the speed of thought, and modular scalability to petabytes of data.

TwinFin brings analytics to the data, so modelers and quantitative teams can operate on the data directly inside the appliance instead of having to offload it to a separate infrastructure and deal with the associated data preprocessing and transformation. They can not only build their models using all the enterprise data, but also iterate through different models much faster to find and find the best fit. Once the model is developed, it is seamless to execute against the relevant data in the appliance. The prediction and scoring can be done right where the data resides, inline with other processing, on an as-needed basis. Users can get the results of prediction scores in near real-time, helping operationalize advanced analytics and making it available throughout the enterprise.


The simplicity and ease of development and deployment is what truly sets Netezza TwinFin apart. TwinFin delivers high performance out of the box, with no indexing or tuning required. As an appliance, all of the integration of hardware, software and storage is done for you, leading to shorter deployment cycles and faster time to value for BI and analytic initiatives. The appliance is delivered ready-to-go for immediate data loading and query execution and integrates with all leading ETL, BI and analytic applications through standard ODBC, JDBC and OLE DB interfaces. TwinFin simplifies analytics dramatically by consolidating all analytic activity in the appliance, right where the data resides. Moving analytics to TwinFin is straightforward with Netezza's i-Class technology. The i-Class technology supports a breadth of analytic tools and programming languages, and offers powerful engines and analytic libraries that execute analytics in parallel while hiding the complexity of parallel programming from developers.

Netezza eliminates complexity at every step so you can redirect valuable resources to the initiatives that will actually impact the bottom line.


As a commodity based appliance, Netezza TwinFin is a low-cost analytic option. But its value goes beyond the initial low purchase price. The Netezza appliance requires minimal ongoing administration, both in internal resources as well as implementation costs, for an overall low total cost of ownership. There are no hidden costs. Netezza TwinFin also provides built-in compliance controls, reports and workflow that significantly reduce the costs necessary to satisfy mandatory compliance regulations (e.g. SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, Basel II).

Netezza offers your company fast time to value for important BI and analytic initiatives, which will have a positive impact on your bottom line. With Netezza on board, your organization is armed with the most accurate intelligence to react more quickly and accurately to any opportunities or threats the market may present.

At a time when companies need to be as agile as possible to react to changing market conditions and growing analytic demands, an uncomplicated, easy to install system that runs blisteringly fast and analyzes petascale data makes a lot of sense.

How is this possible?
Patented Streaming Architecture

TwinFin leverages Netezza's AMPP architecture, built using commodity blade and storage technologies, and adheres to Netezza?s basic principle of moving processing close to the data. Each TwinFin appliance contains multiple Snippet Blades or S-Blades, where SQL query code segments (or "snippets") and complex analytic processes are executed. The S-Blades are intelligent processing nodes that make up the massively parallel processing engine of the appliance. Each S-Blade is an independent server that contains powerful multi-core Intel CPUs, Netezza's unique multi-engine FPGAs and gigabytes of RAM - all balanced and working concurrently to deliver peak performance.

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