You use the generic ODBC DBI modules. Follow the ODBC drivers install guide from Netezza to install their drivers and an ODBC Manager if you're on Linux or Unix. Then setup DBI::ODBC on your system. Then connect and execute using the DBI interface just like you would any other vendor. Pass the user, password, database, and sql. I've gotten data back as single digit, a row, or an 2Darray depending on what you assign as the return value. If I'm going to dump data out to a file, I bypass the DBI output and instead use an external table to a file because that's much faster. nzload to load. You can also use system(nzsql) to use the nzsql interface if you're just looking for success/fail output or a running something long term that may exeed the odbc timeout limitations.