SAND Technology Announces Launch of SAND CDBMS 6

MONTREAL, July 13 /CNW/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNDTF), announced today that SAND CDBMS 6, the next release of its industry-leading massively parallel, column-oriented database management system, will ship this September. Specifically designed to deliver optimal performance for complex analytics on massive and continuously growing amounts of data, SAND CDBMS version 6 offers an unprecedented level of scalability and speed based on the advantages of SAND's patented columnar database technology. Key features of the new version include:

    

    Elastic Private Cloud Architecture
    

On-demand resource allocation ensures efficient use of shared processing and storage resources to deliver an agile and secure private cloud architecture that is fully transparent to the end-user community.

    

    Augmented Data Security/Privacy Options
    

SAND CDBMS 6 extends the high level of data security offered by the internal architecture of SAND CDBMS by adding new algorithms for encrypting specified data at the column level. This option provides robust protection against external or internal intrusion, and supports compliance with PCI standards.

    

    Advanced Text Search Functionality
    

SAND CDBMS was the first columnar database to offer the ability to blend text search functionality into standard SQL commands. Version 6 extends these capabilities with "relevance ranking" functionality along with support for SPELLED LIKE and SOUNDS LIKE comparisons. This functionality is essential for complex analytics on textual data such as customer feedback.

    

    High-Performance Joins
    

Executing joins have always been an expensive operation for any RDBMS. SAND CDBMS 6 introduces a new technique to provide the high level of join performance associated with materialized join indexes, without the management and disk space costs usually associated with them.

    

    Rich Mathematics Package
    

SAND CDBMS SQL syntax has been augmented with new mathematical functions specifically designed for complex data mining processes.

    

    Distributed Load Process for Unlimited Scalability
    

Addition of a new distributed load process permits a high level of load process scalability, enabling unlimited speed for data loads.

    

    Mobile Computing Support
    

With SAND CDBMS version 6, enterprises with mobile users can easily manage the movement of data from the central data warehouse to local personal data marts on small personal computers such as a netbooks.

"We are very proud of the new version of our CDBMS product," said Richard Grondin, Chief Technology Officer at SAND Technology. "For many years, SAND has been a pioneer in the Columnar Relational Database market, and our product is now really mature. SAND CDBMS version 6 introduces new functionality that will enable any enterprise to take maximum advantage of Columnar Database technology to satisfy their complex analytic requirements."

"On-line transaction processing systems (OLTP) were designed for storing rapidly changing, volatile data, not for high-performance analytics on slowly changing, operational data," said Mike Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer for SAND. "Transactional database vendors cannot address the challenge of making legacy software handle the massive data volumes, user populations, and complex analytics requirements of today's enterprises. With over 15 years of research, development, and experience behind it, SAND CDBMS 6 was built from the ground up to handle these requirements simply, with sub-linear scalability, and with little to no disruption to existing systems and resources."

    

    About SAND Technology
    

SAND CDBMS is the world's most advanced massively parallel, column-oriented database software, accelerating the largest user populations, the biggest data, and the most complex analytics. SAND CDBMS 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 can be reached online at www.sand.com.

SOURCE SAND Technology Inc.

For further information: For further information: North America & Western European Press, Mike Pilcher of SAND Technology, mike.pilcher@sand.com; or German & Central European Press, Maike Thiessen of SAND Technology Deutschland GmbH, pr.de@sand.com; or Investor Relations, Zainab Ahmed Schwartz of SAND Technology, zainab.schwartz@sand.com Web Site: http://www.sand.com

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