SAND Technology Announces MicroStrategy Certification

Jul 05, 2011, 09:00 ET from SAND Technology Inc.

MONTREAL, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), provider of the world's most advanced column store database, today announced that SAND Analytics has passed MicroStrategy's comprehensive test suite, certifying it as a supported database for the MicroStrategy platform.

"SAND and MicroStrategy are the ideal combination for enterprises that need to handle big data for big user populations," said Richard Grondin, CTO and VP of R&D and Deployment at SAND. "SAND has worked with MicroStrategy for years, but official certification means even greater support for MicroStrategy's large end-user BI community, and industry leading integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software. In return, SAND's massive, concurrent user scalability and the ability to efficiently drill down to detail data and execute large summarization, perfectly fits MicroStrategy environments."

"With social data, machine data, and structured data being an increasing competitive requirement for Enterprise, you need an analytic database that can support multiple new data types," said Mike Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer of SAND. "Further, that database needs to scale to support everyone in the enterprise – thousands to tens of thousands of concurrent users – with tools to mine the data. Together, SAND and MicroStrategy customers get best-of-breed reporting and analytics, at lower cost, with less effort, and scalability unmatched by any other solution."

"We are pleased with SAND's official certification as a MicroStrategy partner," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer.  "MicroStrategy's high performance BI platform helps companies with some of the largest data volumes in the world gain valuable insights and make informed business decisions."

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its website, More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at

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About SAND Technology

SAND is the world's most advanced analytic database, managing massive amounts of big data, driving unparalleled performance, and deploying information to tens of thousands of concurrent users across the enterprise. With industry-leading software solutions for CRM and Loyalty, and having achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status and "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status, SAND delivers best-of-bread analytic performance to over 600 customers around the world. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, Western and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online at

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