MONTREAL, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAND Technology(TM) (Nasdaq: SNDT) today announced it has secured an order in excess of CAD$1M for a SAND Analytic Server system to be used by a US State government agency. The system forms part of a large-scale data warehouse project managed by a major systems integrator who has been contracted to help the State manage its finances. The SAND Analytic Server will fill two critical roles. Initially, it will be used as a prototyping and design tool to access data from multiple systems, assess its quality and suitability, and prepare it for loading into the warehouse and for distribution to other target systems. It will also provide an initial reporting infrastructure so that the project can begin to deliver business results even before the warehouse is completed. Subsequently, it will be used as the application platform to stage data extracts from the warehouse for analysis and reporting by State workers. "We are very pleased that once again the SAND Analytic Server has been chosen by a major government agency for a business-critical project," said SAND executive vice president Jerry Shattner. "We are also pleased that a leading systems integrator has recognized the SAND Analytic Server as the best platform for delivering rapid business results to their client in the short term and the most cost-effective analytic environment for long-term deployment." About the SAND(TM) Analytic Server An optimized platform for high-performance analytic applications, the SAND(TM) Analytic Server integrates virtually unlimited volumes of data from a variety of sources -- data warehouses, operational systems, and legacy or third-party databases -- in a fully-indexed analytical repository that can be rapidly deployed and quickly and easily accessed by business users. It provides a performance boost to existing Business Intelligence architectures while reducing the need for involvement of specialist data management staff. The SAND Analytic Server is highly scaleable to accommodate growth, fast and simple to update to accommodate business change and fully supports 24x365 operations -- delivering on the promise of analytics @ the speed of business(TM) by immediately showing tangible business benefits and high overall return on investment. About SAND Technology(TM) SAND Technology empowers organizations worldwide with a better understanding of their business through a better understanding of their business data. SAND Analytic Server-based solutions include CRM analytics, web analytics, and other specialized "Business Intelligence" applications for government and security, healthcare, supply chain management, inventory and production optimization, financial analysis, and strategic planning. SAND's customer intelligence division, ClarityBlue(TM), is a world leader in large-scale CRM analytics systems integration solutions. 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 on Sand Technology visit www.sand.com . Sand Technology, Nucleus, Nucleus Server, N: VECTOR, Nucleus Exploration Warehouse, Nucleus Exploration Mart, Nucleus Exploration Data Warehouse, Nucleus Octopus and MPSO are registered trademarks and, Nucleus Virtual Database (VDB), Nucleus Powered!, Nucleus E!, Nucleus Adviser, Sand Analytic Server, Sand Analytic Warehouse, Analytics @ the Speed of Business, and ClarityBlue are trademarks of Sand Technology Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Reform Act of 1995 and are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by this Act. Such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions and current expectations, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Some assumptions may not materialize and unanticipated events may occur which could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Competitive pressures, availability and cost competitiveness of competing products, timing of significant orders, management of potential growth, risks of new business areas, international expansion, decreased demand for computer software and services due to weakening economic conditions and market acceptance of the Sand Nucleus Product Suite are important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. More information about factors that potentially could affect Sand's financial results is included in Sand's current Annual Report and in Sand's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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