SAND Technology Continues to Gain Momentum with Sales of SAP-certified SAND/DNA Solution
More Customers and Partners are Adopting SAND/DNA to Manage Rapidly Growing Volumes of Data in SAP NetWeaver® BI
LAS VEGAS – October 1, 2007 – SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management solutions, announced today that it is continuing to grow the customer base for its SAND/DNA solution for use with the SAP NetWeaver® Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) component of the SAP NetWeaver platform, primarily in the Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Package Goods, Government, Utilities, and Manufacturing industries. SAND is also continuing to broaden its partner eco-system by entering into partnerships with key System Integrators that have extensive domain expertise with SAP® applications, in order to offer customers a wide range of best-of-breed services and software.
Customers such as Volkswagen Bank, RI Solutions, and Entega, among others, cite SAND/DNA’s extremely high data compression rates, minimal administration requirements and proven success as an integrated NLS (nearline storage) component for use with SAP NetWeaver BI as the reasons for choosing the SAND solution, which enables them to manage growing data volumes over the long term at the lowest possible cost.
“We are very pleased to see so many customers adopt the SAND/DNA solution,” said Arthur Ritchie, president and CEO of SAND Technology, “This growing market share highlights SAND/DNA’s superior ability to store and provide rapid access to any amount 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 manage rapidly growing data warehouses more efficiently.”
SAND/DNA 2.3 software is certified for integration with SAP NetWeaver BI Release 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. In addition, SAND/DNA can be used to streamline the process of converting an SAP NetWeaver BI database to the SAP-recommended Unicode standard during upgrades from SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) Release 3.x to SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0. By enabling significant reduction in database size before the conversion process is begun, SAND/DNA can greatly reduce the time and resources required, while still keeping the infrequently used data transparently accessible.
Today’s announcement was made at TechEd ’07 Las Vegas, SAP’s largest technical education conference. Visit SAND at TechEd in the Powered by SAP NetWeaver Partner Pavilion P10 and attend SAND’s Session BI213: SAP NetWeaver BI Near Line Storage and Information Life-Cycle Management Strategies on Oct. 2 from 1:30 to 2:30.