SAND Technology Announces SAND v2 for SAS

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    Extending Functionality for Rapid, Cost-Effective Storage and Immediate
    Access for Large Volumes of SAS Data




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MONTREAL, April 13, 2011 /CNW/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), today announced the immediate availability of the second version of SAND native connector for SAS®. Based on SAND Analytics' patented column database technology, SAND v2 for SAS efficiently stores and manages the large amounts of supporting data kept in SAS data sets, flat files, and databases, delivering information on-demand for ad hoc analytics in SAS.

"Large enterprises using SAS are facing serious growing data management issues and increasingly strong regulations," said Richard Grondin, Chief Technology Officer for SAND Technology. "The latest version of SAND for SAS introduces centralized management of SAS data sets enabling enterprises to define their data retention policies, insure regulatory compliance, and improve performance. Direct integration with SAS delivers immediate access for SAS analysts, and results can be migrated for collaborative work, or stored for specific retention periods using the SAND for SAS plugin for SAS Enterprise Guide."

SAND for SAS is natively integrated with the SAS environment. Data is saved with full definitions extracted from SAS, and can be accessed using DATA steps or PROC statements. SAND supports automation of data migration and lifecycle management processes based on relevant business rules, and uses advanced data encryption algorithms to ensure protection of data privacy. SAND's data storage requirements are typically 10% of flat file size, and the system can scale linearly using commodity hardware to support any volume of data.

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    About SAND Technology
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SAND delivers massively parallel, column database software, accelerating thousands of concurrent users, big data, and advanced, complex analytics. SAND also provides cost-effective nearline data access designed to lower TCO and improve operational performance for SAP NetWeaver BW, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAS, and more. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, Western and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online at www.sand.com and on Twitter @SANDTechnology.

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SOURCE SAND Technology Inc.

For further information: Mike Pilcher of SAND Technology, mike.pilcher@sand.com Web Site: http://www.sand.com

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