How can we help you with your data warehouse needs?

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netezza end of life support

Are you continuing to run early generation Netezza appliances that have reached end of IBM support? Smart Associates offers an unbeatable global after life support service, with a team that comprises ex-IBM Netezza Support engineers. We can provide software-only support, or software plus on-site hardware replacement cover. Our pricing is flat rate with volume, size and non-production discounts available.

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netezza end of life support

If you have multiple existing Netezza systems and want to be able to divide your users and workload between them to make better use of your investment; or synchronise changes between systems so that any can act as a replacement for the others in the event of a disaster; or if you need to relocate an existing system to a different data center, or even the cloud, then we can help automate a lot of these tasks and provide a Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) in minutes, and a flexible Recovery Point Objective (RPO) according to your needs.

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swiss army knife SMF

Smart Management Frameworks (SMF) automates processes to improve the performance, availability, recoverability, and security of IBM Pure Data for Analytics/Netezza Performance Server systems - whether on premise or in the cloud. It comes in 3 modules - SmartSafe Netezza Database Replication as a Service, SmartSecure LDAP/Active Directory Synchronization and SmartSure, a Netezza productivity utility comprising a range of essential housekeeping features;

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smart data frameworks

Data Warehouse migrations from old to new technologies can be time-consuming, costly, and risky things to manage. Smart Data Frameworks (SDF) is an off the shelf solution for enterprises looking to migrate from almost any database platform to almost any other database platform. It has been developed to allow faster, cheaper and better data integration with shorter time to value. SDF takes the risk, cost and time out of “Lift and Shift” type upgrades, and allows developers and DBAs to focus on higher value business user needs.

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swiss army knife SMF

If you’re experiencing performance bottlenecks, or want to automatically synchronise your LDAP hierarchy with all your Netezza databases; or restrict who can view rows or columns of a particular table; or would like automate your backup processes, then we can automate all of the above, removing the overhead of running these tasks on your Netezza Host (which is essential when migrating to a new CP4D NPS appliance). We even provide a managed service to maintain your Netezza systems remotely and provide the Netezza experience you need on demand to free up your DBAs for more valuable tasks.

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smart data frameworks

Unsure whether to keep your current data warehouse platform or change it? Need advice on new platform options? Need real-world guidance on potential planning pitfalls? Smart Associates can provide the expertise and assistance you need through the entire data warehouse lifecycle, from inception through to implementation, and continuing with regular customer support.


Netezza Afterlife

Netezza After Life Support

Are you continuing to run early generation Netezza appliances that have reached end of IBM support? Smart Associates offers an unbeatable global after life support service, with a team that comprises ex-IBM Netezza Support engineers. We can provide software-only support, or software plus on-site hardware replacement cover. Our pricing is flat rate with volume, size and non-production discounts available.

Database Replication as a Service

Database Replication as a Service

If you have multiple existing Netezza systems and want to be able to divide your users and workload between them to make better use of your investment; or synchronise changes between systems so that any can act as a replacement for the others in the event of a disaster; or if you need to relocate an existing system to a different data center, or even the cloud, then we can help automate a lot of these tasks and provide a Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) in minutes, and a flexible Recovery Point Objective (RPO) according to your needs.

Smart Management Frameworks

Smart Management Frameworks

Smart Management Frameworks (SMF) automates processes to improve the performance, availability, recoverability, and security of IBM Pure Data for Analytics/Netezza Performance Server systems - whether on premise or in the cloud. Features include LDAP/Active Directory Synchronization; Secure Views - a row and column-level access control model for users and groups; performance tuning to identify and improve poorly performing query workloads; a range of essential housekeeping features; and advanced replication/backup.

Smart Data Frameworks

Data Warehouse Migration

Data Warehouse migrations from old to new technologies can be time-consuming, costly, and risky things to manage. Smart Data Frameworks (SDF) is an off the shelf solution for enterprises looking to migrate from almost any database platform to almost any other database platform. It has been developed to allow faster, cheaper and better data integration with shorter time to value. SDF takes the risk, cost and time out of “Lift and Shift” type upgrades, and allows developers and DBAs to focus on higher value business user needs.

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Netezza Support & Housekeeping

If you’re experiencing performance bottlenecks, or want to automatically synchronise your LDAP hierarchy with all your Netezza databases; or restrict who can view rows or columns of a particular table; or would like automate your backup processes, then we can automate all of the above, removing the overhead of running these tasks on your Netezza Host (which is essential when migrating to a new CP4D NPS appliance). We even provide a managed service to maintain your Netezza systems remotely and provide the Netezza experience you need on demand to free up your DBAs for more valuable tasks.

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Data Warehouse Solutions

Unsure whether to keep your current data warehouse platform or change it? Need advice on new platform options? Need real-world guidance on potential planning pitfalls? Smart Associates can provide the expertise and assistance you need through the entire data warehouse lifecycle, from inception through to implementation, and continuing with regular customer support.

Why Smart Associates?

At Smart Associates we live and breathe data. We help our customers move, manage, and derive value from their data. Data warehouses have long been vital for modern data-driven enterprises – being today as essential as their accounting systems. But they change, as business changes, as technology moves on, as new challenges and opportunities arise.

Data warehouse technology and approaches have moved through many phases, and for organisations, the variety of architecture options can be confusing (the vocabulary of jargon perhaps even more bewildering). And costly or disappointing if the wrong choices are made. Today, perhaps the key decisions are about cloud data warehouse versus on-premise, or a combination in a hybrid data warehouse approach.

Migrating a data warehouse to the cloud has many advantages of cost management, scalability and elasticity. But managing data warehouse migrations can be fraught with risk and cost, and full of unexpected traps to trip the unwary. The devil can definitely be in the detail.

So organisations must plan and manage their data warehouse roadmaps with due care, modernising to stay competitive while, in parallel, extracting maximum value from current systems with best practice support methods.

For our customers, staying on top of change has helped them to develop new capabilities, avoid unnecessary costs, keep customers, increase sales, and in one case, even improve health outcomes.

Smart Associates has the knowledge, the tools and solid, practical, no-nonsense experience to help organisations at every stage of the data warehouse lifecycle.

We can help you with planning and design, and with product selection. We can build, migrate and support your data warehouse. We understand all aspects of data warehousing – commercial and technical; hardware and software; on-premise, cloud or hybrid.

We work with enterprises in telecoms, finance, insurance, retail, health, government and other sectors. And we have the presence to deliver globally, having done so in Europe, North and Central America, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

So whatever your data warehouse requirements, or whatever questions you have, we look forward to hearing from you! Contact us here.

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You don't have to invest in a secondary Netezza system that will remain idle to achieve a full disaster recovery solution - this can be achieved using SmartSafe multi-master bi-directional replication (BDR) which enables you to have a mean time to recovery (MTTR) and recovery point objective (RPO) measured in minutes whilst load balancing your users and maximising your ROI. Read more in our blog.

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In this blog we show you how to massively reduce the runtime of Netezza queries on very large tables.

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IBM’s Netezza Performance Server systems are incredibly fault tolerant and are known to require far less effort to administer than a traditional RDBMS. When reviewing DBA resourcing, however, is it a good idea to hand over Netezza support to a non-specialist team?

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