SAND Announces Universal Query

Mar 08, 2012, 12:48 ET from SAND Technology Inc.

MONTREAL, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), provider of the world's most advanced column store database has announced Universal Query Option (UQO). Universal Query Option extends SAND Analytic Server using external functions in other applications. Using bi-directional messaging other applications extend their functionality from within SAND's Analytic Server. 

"Using a data processing layer, such as Hadoop, to store unstructured data, processing routines in an analytic tool such as SAS, and using SAND Analytic Server for detailed analytics, you bring all the results together using one tool," said Mike Pilcher, SAND's President and COO. "UQO leverages the best of breed capabilities of each platform as a logical virtual data warehouse."

Customers extend SAND Analytic Server calling directly into legacy systems and beyond, connecting to external 3rd party services.  Application logic sitting in legacy applications is called from SAND and, once the results are executed, the answers are returned to SAND for analysis.  SAND UQO is bi-directional, pushing and pulling data; the data can be a single value, a set of values, or a table segment; taking advantage of non-relational processing including data mining procedures, for example Map Reduce, R, SAS, etc. 

"This is a game changer for the analytics market," said Mike Pilcher. "UQO puts analytic processing in the heart of both modern Big Data applications and leverages all the investment embedded in legacy applications and the information on the web.  We are extending SAND's vision of making data analytics a more productive discipline."

About SAND Technology
SAND is the world's most advanced analytic database for customer data, managing massive amounts of big data, driving unparalleled performance, and deploying actionable insight to tens of thousands of users across the enterprise. With industry-leading software solutions for CRM and Loyalty analytics, SAND delivers best-of-breed analytic performance to over 600 customers. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, UK and Germany and can be reached online at

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