International Consumer Products Company Reduces Costs of SAP Data Warehouse Management with Nearline Solution from SAND Technology



    
    SAND/DNA Enables Highly Efficient Data Storage and Transparent Access to
    Data from SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0
    

    MONTREAL, Aug. 14 /CNW/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:  
SNDTF), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information
management software, today announced that a multi- billion dollar
international consumer goods company has chosen SAND/DNA(TM) for SAP BI to
more efficiently and cost-effectively manage their multi- terabyte SAP
NetWeaver BI(R) 7.0 data warehouse.
    The company cited SAND/DNA's extremely high data compression rates,
minimal administration requirements and proven success as an integrated NLS
(nearline storage) component for SAP BI as the reasons for its choice, which
will enable it to manage anticipated growth in data volumes over the long term
at the lowest possible cost.
    "We are very pleased to see another major customer adopt the SAND/DNA
solution," said Arthur Ritchie, CEO of SAND Technology, "This decision further
highlights SAND/DNA's superior ability to store and provide rapid access to
any volume of infrequently-used data. As a fully integrated extension to SAP
NetWeaver BI 7.0, SAND/DNA enables companies to reduce total cost of ownership
and supports their efforts to more efficiently manage rapidly growing data
warehouses."
    SAND/DNA software is certified for integration with SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0.
It was developed specifically to handle the increasingly complex data
management challenges companies are facing as a result of the fast growth of
their SAP NetWeaver BI data warehouse solutions, by providing extremely high
rates of data compression (averaging approximately 90 percent) while keeping
data easily available for use in reporting or for building new DataStore
Objects/InfoCubes. At the same time SAND/DNA significantly reduces total cost
of ownership by minimizing administrative requirements and lowering
infrastructure costs.
    "For many users, multi-terabyte data warehouses bring throughput and data
access issues that can impede effective business analysis and substantially
increase hardware and administrative costs," said Joshua Greenbaum, Enterprise
Application Consulting.  "SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI offers a unique and
creative way to solve these problems. Infrequently-used data can be stored
outside the data warehouse on a relatively inexpensive system, while still
permitting cost-effective access. This reduces TCO and enables organizations
to respond efficiently to changing business needs."
    
    About SAND Technology
    
    SAND is an international provider of intelligent information management
software. The SAND/DNA product suite scales to help any size enterprise cope
with exploding data requirements, now and into the future. SAND/DNA Access
allows for retaining all potentially relevant data in a tiny footprint while
providing instant access to just what's required. SAND/DNA Analytics allows
for complex what-if analysis to meet any planned and unplanned business need.
    SAND/DNA solutions include CRM analytics, and specialized applications
for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail,
transportation, and other business sectors. SAND/DNA nearline solutions for
SAP NetWeaver BI have achieved "Certified for NetWeaver" and "Powered by
NetWeaver" status.
    SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom and Central Europe.
    SAND Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks, and SAND,
SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, and other SAND- and
Nucleus-related terms are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks
remain the property of their respective owners. All other product and service
names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.
    Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and
of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking
statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided
by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current
expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events,
trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are
subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially
different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or
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information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more
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see SAND's current Annual Report and SAND's reports to the Securities and
Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-
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obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-
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made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.




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For further information: Media, North America, UK\Western European Press
-  Linda Arens of SAND Technology, pr@sand.com, +1-650-726-7539, or 
German\Central European Press - Richard T. Lane of IMC International Marketing
 Communications, lane@imc-pr.de, +49-61-31-89-13-89; or Investor Relations - 
de Jong & Associates, sndt@dejong.org, +1-760-943-9065 Web Site:
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