IT Services Group Chooses SAND/DNA Nearline to Optimize Storage and Management of Data in SAP NetWeaver BW
Montreal — September 01, 2009—SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of data management software and best practices, announced today that an outsourced IT services group has adopted the SAND/DNA nearline solution for SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). The SAND/DNA solution has been implemented as part of a project to more efficiently and cost-effectively manage growing amounts of data in the company’s SAP NetWeaver BW data warehouse and optimize operational performance. It will allow the company to reduce the amount of storage required to house steadily growing amounts of data, while keeping operational and maintenance costs under control.
The customer currently has approximately 6 TB of data, with annual growth projected at 1TB. They needed to keep their data warehouse costs at the budgeted level while maintaining on-demand access to any data that might be required. Because the company outsources their IT infrastructure, the IT services group was also looking for a solution that would reduce the amount of storage required to hold the data while keeping it easily accessible. The software-based SAND/DNA Nearline solution was chosen because of its ability to store very large amounts of data in a highly compressed format while maintaining easy accessibility, leading to reduced storage requirements and optimal system performance for standard data management tasks.
“We are very pleased that we continue to sign new customers in a variety of industries”, said Linda Arens, Vice President, Marketing for SAND Technology. “This confirms that organizations continue to face challenges in managing large, continuously growing amounts of data, and are turning to SAND to help solve these issues efficiently and cost-effectively.”
As data volumes grow and user demands intensify, SAP NetWeaver BW users are facing significant data management challenges and increased costs. In accordance with SAP’s recommended Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy, SAND Technology has teamed with SAP to integrate SAND/DNA software as a nearline solution for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0. Designed to relieve SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 from the need to keep large amounts of infrequently used data in the online repository, the SAND/DNA Nearline solution stores this data in a tiny footprint while maintaining easy data accessibility. The data is stored in an easily searchable but highly compressed format which significantly reduces overheads and costs typically associated with retaining considerable amounts of historical data.
SAND/DNA enables enterprise customers in all industries to cost-effectively retain massive amounts of compressed data in a nearline repository for extended periods, in accordance with any applicable business rules and regulatory requirements, and to rapidly retrieve information when needed. A centralized data management solution with unparalleled performance and storage efficiency, the SAND/DNA suite dramatically reduces costs and management complexity while ensuring continuous data availability. Organizations can create data marts on demand to respond to any analytic requirement with all enterprise data — current or historical, detailed or summarized. SAND/DNA’s advanced information management technology compresses data to typically 10 percent of its original size, while giving users the ability to query any attributes of the data without decompressing it first. This next-generation capability is ideal for satisfying enterprise compliance requirements as well as for leveraging valuable information in data warehouses.