It was great to catch up with Arvind Krishna GM Information Management, IBM at Enzee Universe today. He covered a wide range of topics that include the IBM/Netezza acquisition and the ongoing synergy between them. We discussed the impact of appliances in the overall data ecosystem, new technologies around analytics and where Netezza will support IBM products and strategies moving forward. It clear that IBM executives see significant value in the Netezza technology it’s not often that Arvind and Steve Mills both attend events on the same day. Steve did a keynote for the #Enzee audience this morning.