SAND Technology Announces Release of SAND CDBMS 6
MONTREAL—September 14, 2010— SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), today announced the general availability of SAND CDBMS 6, the latest release of its industry-leading massively parallel, column-oriented database management system. SAND CDBMS 6 is specifically designed to deliver optimal performance for complex analytics on massive and continuously growing amounts of data, offering an unprecedented level of speed, scalability, and agility based on SAND’s patented columnar database technology. Key features of the new version include:
###Elastic Cloud Scalability
SAND CDBMS 6’s on-demand resource allocation ensures efficient use of shared processing and storage resources to deliver an agile and secure private cloud architecture that is fully transparent to the end-user community.
###Augmented Data Security and Privacy Options
SAND CDBMS 6 extends the high level of data security offered by the internal architecture of SAND CDBMS by adding new algorithms for encrypting specified data at the column level. This option provides robust protection against external or internal intrusion, and supports compliance with PCI standards.
###Augmented Text Analytics Functionality
SAND CDBMS was the first columnar database to offer the ability to blend text search functionality into standard SQL commands. SAND CDBMS 6 extends these capabilities with “relevance ranking” functionality along with support for SPELLED LIKE and SOUNDS LIKE comparisons. This functionality is essential for complex analytics on textual data such as customer feedback.
###Rich Mathematics Package
SAND CDBMS SQL syntax has been augmented with new mathematical functions specifically designed for complex data mining processes.
###Distributed Load Process for Limitless Scalability
Addition of a new distributed load process permits a high level of load process scalability, enabling unlimited speed for data loads.
###Mobile Computing Support
With SAND CDBMS 6, enterprises with mobile users can easily manage the movement of data from the central data warehouse to local personal data marts on ultra-portable mobile devices such as netbooks. With up to 98% compression, SAND CDBMS cloud to mobile data transfers require far less bandwidth, avoiding bottlenecks and vastly increasing speed.
“On-line transaction processing systems (OLTP) were designed for storing rapidly changing, volatile data, not for high-performance analytics on slowly changing, operational data,” said Mike Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer for SAND. “Transactional database vendors cannot address the challenge of making legacy software handle the massive data volumes, user populations, and complex analytic demands of today’s enterprises. With over 15 years of research, development, and customer experience behind it, SAND CDBMS was built to handle these demands simply, with sub-linear scalability, and with little to no disruption to existing systems and resources. SAND CDBMS 6 continues to lead the industry in innovation as the world’s most advanced, massively parallel, column-oriented database.”
“We are very proud of SAND CDBMS 6,” said Richard Grondin, Chief Technology Officer at SAND Technology. “For many years, SAND has been a pioneer in the column-oriented database market, and our product, options, and extensions showcase that maturity and focus. SAND CDBMS 6’s new functionality will enable our enterprise customers to take maximum advantage of columnar database technology, to satisfy their most demanding data, user, and complex analytic requirements.”