Geospatial technology and spatial data types from Esri will soon be integrated into the IBM Netezza analytics appliances. This will give federal agencies and customers in industries such as energy, retail, telecommunications, and health care the capability to query and geospatially analyze enormous datasets at very fast speeds.

The joint solution is scheduled for release in early 2012. Esri and IBM Netezza customers will have the ability to geospatially analyze and view petabytes of data within minutes instead of days, said Esri.