SOURCE: SAND Technology

July 06, 2005 08:00 ET

Bloor Research Recommends SAND Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) for Data Warehousing Strategy to Manage Rampant Data Growth

Bloor Research and Hurwitz & Associates' Report Explores a "New Architecture for Data Warehousing": Cites SAND Searchable Archive as a Key Tool for Managing Data Growth

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- SAND Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), an innovator in analytic application infrastructure, today announced that Philip Howard, Research Director at Bloor Research, in partnership with Hurwitz & Associates, has recognized the company's Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) for data warehousing strategy and new SAND Searchable Archive technology as important breakthroughs in the management of data growth in the data warehouse.

"Arguably the most striking thing about data warehouses is that they are big. Vendors in this area are already making claims for their databases being able to support exabytes (millions of terabytes) of data," notes Howard. "In fact, data warehouses are too big. For too long, the only solution to gigantism has been to throw more hardware and software at the problem and hope it will go away. It won't. It is time to stop banging our heads against this particular brick wall and look for a way round the wall rather than through it."

In a newly published white paper entitled "A New Architecture for Data Warehousing?" Howard examines the value of "near-line" data management in the context of the information lifecycle and its implications for managing the lifecycle of data in the corporate data warehouse. Copies of the white paper are available at www.sand.com or at Bloor Research's News and Information portal, www.IT-Director.com.

Howard's report notes the value of the SAND approach, stating, "We would prefer to have data readily available in some fashion but, at the same time, we would also like to be able to dramatically reduce the size and cost of the storage needed for the warehouse. This may seem like Utopia, but SAND Searchable Archive does exactly this."

"SAND Searchable Archive is designed to extend the productivity and life of relationally based data warehouses such as Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server or Teradata," said Robert Thompson, SAND's Vice President of Marketing, "and a specialized version is currently under development for SAP® BI. Philip Howard's Bloor Research white paper represents a strong endorsement of our vision for the data warehouse and the strategic importance of SAND's Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) approach."

About Bloor Research

Founded in 1989, Bloor Research is one of the world's leading IT research, analysis and consultancy organisations -- distributing research and analysis to IT user and vendor organisations throughout the world via online subscriptions, tailored research services and consultancy projects.

Bloor Research's research and analysis have been acknowledged by the world's press, other industry analysts and commentators as some of the most authoritative work ever produced on computing and business issues. The accuracy and integrity of our research and its impartial conclusions have earned Bloor Research international acclaim. Bloor Research and Hurwitz have combined operations to create a global presence.

About SAND Technology®

SAND's advanced analytic data management products empower users with a better understanding of their business environment through better access to their business data. SAND Searchable Archive allows organizations to cost-effectively retain data for extended periods of time while the SAND Analytic Server facilitates better business insight.

SAND Technology-based solutions include CRM analytics, financial analysis, regulatory compliance and specialized Business Intelligence applications for government and security, healthcare, telecom-munications, financial services, retail and other business sectors.

SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe, and is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol SNDT. For more information, visit www.sand.com

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