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Croix Connect to Resell SAND Technology’s Product Suite to Help Customers Solve Their Growing Data Challenges

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Croix Connect to Resell SAND Technology’s Product Suite to Help Customers Solve Their Growing Data Challenges

On December 16, 2008, Posted by , In Press, With Comments Off on Croix Connect to Resell SAND Technology’s Product Suite to Help Customers Solve Their Growing Data Challenges

MONTREAL—December 16, 2008—SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of data management software and best practices announced today that Croix Connect, a provider of strategic technology and integration services to Fortune 1000 corporations, large private companies, and government agencies, will be an authorized reseller of the SAND/DNA™ product suite. SAND and Croix Connect understand the challenges of managing data in data warehouse environments; the urgent need to make more data available, for more applications with more users – and to do so without causing a disruptive “revolution” in existing systems. Croix Connect’s expertise in real-time data access platforms, business and operational intelligence, and system architecture optimization coupled with SAND/DNA will provide companies with a best of breed solution for handling these challenges.

“Croix Connect believes the underlying SAND technology can benefit any data warehouse environment that has become challenged from a performance standpoint as well as by the costs associated with maintaining large volumes of data”, said Brian Roberts, CEO of Croix Connect. “We hear from our customers how they are obligated to keep more and more data and we see SAND’s product suite as a means to reduce the size of the data kept in a data warehouse environment. Recommending they move data into SAND’s repository will lower the costs associated with managing their historical data and enable greater performance gains from their underlying database environment. As we build out a warehouse for our customers we will incorporate an Information Life Cycle Management strategy for them so their data will reside in the right place at the right cost depending on its business value.”

“I’m very pleased to have Croix Connect as a partner and reseller of SAND/DNA”, said Linda Arens, Vice President of Global Alliances for SAND Technology. “Croix Connect’s broad experience, expertise and recognition in the market will enable customers to implement a flexible Intelligent Information Management architecture as an evolution of their data warehouse systems.

The SAND/DNA product suite is specifically designed to complement the data lifecycle management capabilities available to organizations as their data warehouse solutions grow in size. With SAND/DNA, users can move infrequently used data into a nearline repository, where it is stored in a highly compressed format while remaining easily accessible. As a result, infrastructure costs are reduced, operational performance is improved, all without compromising users’ ability to access granular historical data. SAND/DNA works with Oracle, Microsoft, DB2, SAS, SAP, Teradata, and Netezza to help organizations get the most out of their existing warehouse while lowering overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

About Croix Connect

Croix Connect is recognized for designing and implementing technology solutions for Fortune 1000 companies geared towards revenue generation or expense reduction. Core expertise includes system architecture, Open Source application development, real time data access platforms, business intelligence, operational intelligence, executive dashboards, and telecommunication design, engineering, and implementation. Croix Connect has been recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine. For more information www.croixconnect.com

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