SAND Announces Partnership with Averna

By Sand Technology Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MONTREAL, May 25, 2011 -

SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), provider of leading column database
software today announced a strategic partnership with Averna, a global test
engineering company for communications and electronics device makers

Averna will be embedding SAND's patented, high-performance analytic
database in their test analytics product offering, providing scalability and
ensuring optimal use of resources for their users.

"I'm very pleased to have Averna as a partner of SAND," said Mike
, Chief Operating Officer of SAND. "Averna's broad experience,
expertise and recognition in the market, combined with SAND's industry
leading technology, will deliver high performance and massive scalability to

"Averna's customers are leading world manufacturers of high-tech
products. They need to get their products to market as fast as possible and
with the highest quality levels possible. The SAND analytic database provides
performance and scalability that are second to none and we look forward to
partnering with them and leveraging their technology for our customers," said
Paul Bach, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales and U.S. General Manager,

About SAND Technology

SAND is the world's most advanced massively parallel, column-oriented
database software, accelerating the largest user populations, the biggest
data, and the most complex analytics. SAND also provides cost-effective
nearline data access designed to lower TCO and improve operational
performance for SAP NetWeaver BW, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAS,
and more. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, Western
and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online at

About Averna

Averna ( delivers industry-leading test solutions
and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide,
accelerating product development and driving innovation. Averna's automated
test equipment (ATE), award-winning Proligent enterprise test platform and
state-of-the-art RF test instruments overcome global test and manufacturing
challenges while ensuring major benefits - from design through production.

Averna has multiple centers of expertise worldwide, supported by Channel
Sales Partners across North America, Europe, and Asia. Incorporated in 1999,
Averna is a 2010 Best in Test award winner, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of
the Year(R) 2009 winner, and since 2007 has been honored as one of the
Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America.

Gabrielle Ghillany, Director of Marketing, Proligent, Averna, +1-514-842-7577, or cell, +1-514-240-8589; or Julia A. Glenister , PR Representative for Proligent, JAGWIRE Group, +1-415-459-3688, or cell, +1-415-246-6075; or Media and Investor Relations, Mike Pilcher, SAND Technology, mike.pilcher at

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