April 21, 2008

Netezza pricing

In connection with the announcement of the Teradata 2500, I asked some Teradata competitors about pricing. Netezza’s response amounted to “We don’t disclose list pricing, but our cheapest system handles about 3 1/4 TB and sells for under $200K.” So Netezza’s actual pricing is well below the list price of the Teradata 2500.


11 Responses to “Netezza pricing”

  1. Gary Cogdill on April 21st, 2008 7:01 pm

    I think you may have misread the press release…the TD 550 is 6 tb for $67k per tb.
    The 2500 is 146 tb at 125k per tb.

  2. Curt Monash on April 22nd, 2008 12:18 am

    146 TB is the max.

    That’s 24 nodes.

    Most discussion of the Teradata 2500 — including in the press release — starts from the single-node version.

    And Randy Lea of Teradata told me last week the 550 tops out at 2-3 TB.



  3. NG on April 22nd, 2008 11:03 am


    It is also important to note that the 550 model is an SMP server so it is not a high-performance system like other TD models – it is more like Oracle on Sun/HP/IBM in that regard.
    As far as I recall all Netezza models are MPP servers including its low-end offering.


  4. Stuart Frost on April 22nd, 2008 3:35 pm


    Netezza’s list pricing is around $100k per TB, so Teradata is a bit more expensive at $125k.

    Both are significantly more expensive than DATAllegro. Our list prices range from around $8k to $50k per TB, depending on the product range.

    Stuart Frost
    CEO, DATAllegro

  5. Curt Monash on April 22nd, 2008 4:59 pm


    Agreed. The 550 product is not to be taken seriously for most purposes, even if the reporter for one major trade pub got confused by it.

    But hey — as long as anybody wants it, Teradata was quite right to productize it.


  6. Curt Monash on April 22nd, 2008 5:02 pm


    As per the above, a competent Netezza exec says his system sells for a lot less than the list price you’re attributing to them.

    Is the same true of DATAllegro systems? 🙂



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  8. DW_Follower on June 1st, 2008 1:42 pm

    For clarification, the TD 2500 is 24 racks or 48 nodes — not 24 nodes. Total user space capacity is just shy of 150TB.

    As mentioned, the TD 550 is an SMP, one-node system that can never be expanded with BYNET (doesn’t have it). It’s meant more for test/dev or someone just starting out with datawarehousing. Not a long-term solution if you’re looking to expand, but a cheaper price-point.


    With all the price and performance FUD I’ve seen in your posts here and elsewhere, we need Bobby Flay to get DATAllegro, Teradata and Netezza in for a good old-fashioned throwdown to see who’s the best.

  9. Curt Monash on June 1st, 2008 4:37 pm

    I’m confident Stuart would rush to appear at any joint DATAllegro/Netezza/Teradata event I tried to set up.

    I’m pretty sure, however, that Netezza and Teradata would NOT opt to join us …



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  11. John on June 4th, 2011 1:54 am

    Base pricing for Netezza TwinFin is available here:


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