SOURCE: SAND Technology

March 21, 2006 08:00 ET

Dr. Michael Hahne to Head SAND Technology's Application Development Team for SAP®-Related Solutions

SAND Adds Well-Known SAP Specialist to Its Staff

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2006 -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC BB: SNDTF), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management solutions, announced today that Dr. Michael Hahne has joined the company as Product Manager of Applications. Over the past year, Dr. Hahne has worked closely with SAND as an independent consultant in activities relating to the SAND/DNA Access nearline solution for SAP NetWeaver® Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI). In his new role, he will head the development team for SAND's SAP®-related solutions, assuming responsibility for advancing development in areas such as SAND/DNA Access™ for use with SAP NetWeaver BI, as well as for organizing integrated support for SAND applications and delivering presentations and training in SAND/DNA for salespeople, partners, prospects and customers.

The author of numerous books and technical articles on SAP-related topics, Dr. Hahne has developed an in-depth knowledge of SAP BI and nearline data storage in the course of many years working in the industry. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer and also head of the SAP Business Intelligence consulting unit at cundus AG, a prominent German consultancy specializing in SAP BI. While in this position, he managed a large number of major SAP BI projects, including the implementation of SAP BI-based data warehouses using nearline data storage. More information, including the details of Dr. Hahne's publications, is available from his personal website at

"We are pleased to have such an experienced SAP specialist as Dr. Hahne join our company. With his deep expertise, he will also be of great value to our sales people in resolving complex issues relating to SAP BI," commented Roland Markowski, Managing Director, Central Europe for SAND Technology.

Dr. Hahne, a graduate mathematician, completed his degree at the Ruhr University of Bochum in the Faculty of Economic Sciences in 2002, with a thesis on multidimensional databases. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for the public utility company in Duisburg. From 1998 to 2000, he was Head of Data Processing/Organization for Sonderabfall-Management-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz mbH and a branch manager for T&I GmbH. Dr. Hahne is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) in the Databases and Information Systems (DBIS) and general Information Systems technical fields, The Data Warehousing Institute Germany e.V. (TDWI) and the German Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Dr. Hahne will be attending the fourth annual SAP NetWeaver BI and Portals conference in Las Vegas, NV, March 27-29, as part of the SAND team. He will also be delivering a full-day course in data modeling for SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)'s World Conference in Chicago, May 14-19, 2006.

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. Sharing SAND's patented "ask-anything" DNA, together they provide a just-in-time approach to data management with unparalleled productivity and cost-effectiveness.

SAND/DNA solutions include SAP-certified information management, CRM analytics, and specialized applications for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail, transportation, and other business sectors.

SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

About SAND/DNA Access

SAND/DNA Access™ allows organizations to achieve both significant storage economy and high levels of data availability. Its unique, highly compressed storage format typically occupies 5-10 percent of the space required for traditional indexed data while allowing business users direct access to the compressed data using standard SQL-based tools and methods. As a result, all aspects of storage-related costs are reduced, and the organization's ability to access granular historical information is substantially improved.

SAND Dynamic Nearline Access for SAP Netweaver BI has been certified by SAP for its smooth integration as an ABAP add-on with the SAP NetWeaver Application Server, and awarded the "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" endorsement.

SAND Technology is a registered trademark, and SAND, SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, and SAND Dynamic Nearline Architecture 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.

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