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 Canada, August 14, 2007 – SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management software, today announced that a multi-billion dollar international consumer goods company has chosen SAND/DNA™ for SAP BI to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage their multi-terabyte SAP NetWeaver BI® 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.”