SOURCE: SAND Technology

April 20, 2005 08:00 ET

SAND Addresses Unbridled Data Warehouse Growth by Enhancing Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Solution

Extends ILM for Data Warehouse Options Across the Corporate Information Factory With Greater Integration of SAND Analytic Server and SAND Searchable Archive

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- SAND Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), an innovator in analytic application infrastructure, today announced additional capability for managing the phenomenal growth of corporate data warehouses with tighter interoperability between version 2.1 of SAND Searchable Archive and the SAND Analytic Server. These two products are available individually as a compact warehouse, operational data store (ODS) or corporate data store, and a high-performance analytic application platform respectively, or may be used together to extend the performance of an existing relational warehouse as Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) components of the SAND Extensible Warehouse Architecture. They are designed to optimize the accessibility of critical business data in a business environment where data volumes are growing at an unprecedented rate.

"Data volumes in warehouses lacking effective data retirement or archiving strategies are growing in excess of 100% a year even before considering new requirements for data compliance purposes," commented Gartner, Inc. analyst, Mark Beyer. "In this environment users need to be creative in their use of technology solutions to balance growth and performance requirements."

"SAND's Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) approach to Data Warehousing responds to these challenges by acknowledging that not all data is of equal value to an organization at a given point in time," said Bill Inmon, President of Inmon Data Systems. "SAND products allow organizations to effectively partition data according to its real operational value. Actively used data remains 'online' in the warehouse while data with near-term value is moved 'nearline' into the very efficient SAND Searchable Archive. Historical or compliance data can be archived 'offline' where it is still readily available to be restored 'on demand' to meet user requirements or compliance reporting needs."

"The combination of SAND Searchable Archive and SAND Analytic Server has proven to be a powerhouse solution for us," adds Mark Spear, LENNON Program Director for leading systems integrator Atos Origin. "In a recent project for the UK Rail Settlement Plan, we replaced an estimated 14-terabyte relational warehouse that would be needed to store up to 15 years of data with a combination of SAND products that will occupy less than a terabyte of storage. We were able to maintain operational performance while reducing costs tremendously."

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