SOURCE: SAND Technology

September 27, 2005 08:00 ET

SAND Announces Support for Intel® Xeon™ and Intel® Itanium® Processor-Based Platforms

SAND Searchable Archive™ and SAND Analytic Server™, Native 64-bit Applications, Offer Superior Performance for Customers Using Intel Platforms

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 27, 2005 -- SAND Technology, Inc., (OTC BB: SNDTF), an innovator in data provisioning products for analytic applications, today announced the availability of the latest release of SAND Analytic Server™ and SAND Searchable Archive™ for the Intel® Xeon™ and Intel Itanium® processor-based platforms running Windows and Linux. SAND products are native 64-bit applications, so customers can take full advantage of the superior performance offered by Intel Xeon and Itanium processors, making the combination a high-performance solution for hosting analytic applications and data warehousing. This allows users to take full advantage of the price competitiveness of Intel-based platforms and offers real "open system" competition to "data warehouse appliances" that are based on either proprietary or modified commodity hardware stacks.

"SAND values being a member of the Intel® Early Access Program, which has enabled us to develop and release high-performance competitive products in a timely manner on all of Intel's platforms," says Linda Arens, Senior Director, Global Alliances for SAND. "The program enables ISVs to bring their applications to market quickly while also accessing their comprehensive marketing and sales programs to generate revenue for both companies."

"We're pleased that SAND Analytic Server and SAND Searchable Archive now take advantage of Intel® 64-bit architectures," said Melissa Laird, general manager of Intel's Developer Relations Division. "The Intel Xeon, Itanium, and Pentium® processor-based platforms provide users with high-performing, cost-effective solutions for data-warehousing and data-archiving applications."

About SAND Analytic Server

SAND Analytic Server is a high-performance multi-user platform that facilitates the development and deployment of complex online analytic applications. It is typically 1/3 the size of an equivalent indexed relational data warehouse or data mart, but offers greater flexibility and more efficient analytic performance. It does not require specialized indexing, so it is faster to set up, faster to accommodate changes in the business environment and faster to respond to user requests for data.

About SAND Searchable Archive

SAND Searchable Archive is a highly compact analytic repository that typically stores data in less than 10% of the space required by an equivalent relational data warehouse. Production installations have yielded 80%-90% compression of input data, which translates to at least 95% compression in comparison to a similar indexed relational database.

SAND Searchable Archive's read-only archive files can be searched using standard Business Intelligence tools and methods without decompressing the data first. In nearline applications, the selected data can be efficiently restored to the online warehouse, Operational Data Store or analytic server. In offline configurations, the selected data is queried in place without the need to restore it.

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 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. For more information, visit

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