CoffeeCAST – #31 – Talking with Ellen Rubin of Netezza

Welcome to the 31st CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward
of Project X.  Today I have Ellen Rubin, VP Marketing of Netezza joining me.  I would like to thank Brian over at Schwartz PR for helping set this up.

So here I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks brewed at home as we are doing this over the phone.  Today we had a chance to chat about:

  • Introduction to Netezza
  • Discontinuity in the marketplace between demand and data and disruptive innovation
  • Value to customers
    • ad-hoc, what-if, simplify, drive cost out
    • eXtreme performance and ease of use
  • The Conference (started yesterday)
    • Keynotes by Clayton Christensen (co-author of The Innovator’s Solution a must read) and Edward Zander (Chairman and CEO of Motorola)
    • Some great topics and announcements
    • Discussion of 5000 series and it’s value in the smaller scaled enterprise (disrupting the Oracle, Teradata, DB2 and now the SQL Server markets)
  • And last but not least we compare Netezza to Apple as innovators and disruptors somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

So thank you Ellen who was a last minute stand-in for the new President and COO Jim Baum.  I really enjoyed the chat and appreciated the time.  I am hoping to be at the conference today, so may have some serious amounts of customer interviews and the like…

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