SAND Passes the 600 Customer Milestone

MONTREAL, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), announced today that they have exceeded the 600-customer milestone. A pioneer in the column database and advanced analytics space delivering big user populations on big data, SAND has continually pushed the pace of innovation, both with their own customers and with OEMs who market SAND-based offerings as Software-as-a-Service solutions.

"I'm pleased to see SAND's customer count pass the 600 mark," said Mike Pilcher, SAND's Chief Operating Officer. "In the early days many leading enterprises preferred the multi-tenanted SaaS model, using SAND under the covers via our OEM partners. Their success has helped drive market share, and the mainstream adoption of column databases and advanced analytics, creating tremendous growth in the industry. Many of the customers, both direct and OEM have not wanted to disclose their use of SAND in the past for competitive reasons. Now they're running full speed ahead and are thrilled to tell the world about the success we've achieved together.  We have customers doing amazing things on big data they will tell you they can't do without SAND."

"It's gratifying to see the maturity and performance SAND's analytic database has achieved in the market," said Richard Grondin, SAND's Chief Technology Officer. "First commercial implementation, first MPP deployment, first real-time solution, first ultra-compact datastore, and recently we've led the industry in text analytics and PMML support."

About SAND Technology

SAND is the world's most advanced massively parallel, column-oriented database software, accelerating the largest user populations, the biggest data, and the most complex analytics. SAND also provides cost-effective nearline data access designed to lower TCO and improve operational performance for SAP NetWeaver BW, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAS, and more. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, Western and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online at

SOURCE SAND Technology Inc.


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