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IBM Cloud Highway
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There’s a sense of déjà vu with the recent announcement of the release of Cloud Pak for Data System (CP4DS) (a.k.a Hammerhead). It has all the signs of a capitulation on the part of IBM to customers who want to continue with the idea of Netezza being a stand-alone appliance, and not have to share CPU resources with other components in a hyperconverged architecture.

Apples v oranges
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Netezza Performance Server version 11.2.2 now includes Replication Services. Although at first glance this sounds very similar to what our Smart Database Replication product also does, in fact there are many points of differentiation between the two offerings that customers should be aware of before deciding which is the best approach for them. Let’s explore some of these.

Hand holding lifebuoy stopwatch
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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.