Montreal (ots) - SAND Technology (NASDAQ: SNDT), an innovator in
Analytic Application Infrastructure, today announced the general
release of the SAND Searchable Archive product.
SAND Searchable Archive is a critical new technology that provides
high data compression rates for very efficient data storage without
compromising the ability for business people to quickly access the
data using standard Business Intelligence tools and methods. It is
designed to work as a complementary data archive with SAND's
innovative analytic application platform, SAND Analytic Server, and
with other vendor's databases and data warehouse products.
"Users should begin to incorporate database archiving as an aspect
of overall data management and infrastructure maintenance," said
Charlie Garry, senior program director at META Group, a leading
provider of IT research, advisory services and strategic consulting.
"We expect the database archive market to reach $2.4 billion by the
end of 2007."
Data warehouses are now reaching multiple terabytes in size, with
no apparent end in sight. New regulatory requirements such as
Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II and the German GDPdU taxation legislation
now mean that this data has to be kept accessible for a number of
years. SAND Searchable Archive is designed to help organizations
manage this runaway growth while maintaining service levels to data
"The combination of continued dramatic increases in the amounts of
business data with the new regulatory and compliance environment now
requires organizations to keep more data for more time in a
user-accessible form," said Arthur Ritchie, SAND's Chief Executive
Officer. "The SAND Searchable Archive was developed to allow
organizations to fight warehouse tera-flation by efficiently keeping
their historic data at lower storage costs, and still having it
easily accessible to business users when it is needed."
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. Early 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 or analytic
server. In offline configurations, the selected data is queried in
place without the need to restore it.
Users can configure the speed of data selection by adjusting the
available server and storage resources, using less expensive media
when storage cost is the underlying driver, and higher-performance
resources, disc and servers when speed of data access is critical.
Because the data access rate corresponds linearly with CPU usage,
query speeds against the compressed files can approach or even exceed
those achieved against the source warehouse.
SAND Searchable Archive can be deployed on Windows, Linux or UNIX
servers. Product pricing varies based on the amount of data being
stored in the archive.
About SAND Technology®
SAND Technology provides organizations worldwide with a unique
vantage point from which to survey the competitive landscape. 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 Technology-based solutions include CRM analytics, web
analytics, financial analysis and specialized Business Intelligence
applications for government and security, healthcare,
telecommunications, financial services, retail and other business
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, visit www.sand.com
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