SAND Technology Announces MicroStrategy Certification

By Sand Technology Inc., PRNE
Monday, July 4, 2011

MONTREAL, July 5, 2011 -

SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), provider of the world’s
most advanced column store database, today announced that SAND
Analytics has passed MicroStrategy’s comprehensive test suite,
certifying it as a supported database for the MicroStrategy

“SAND and MicroStrategy are the ideal combination for
enterprises that need to handle big data for big user populations,”
said Richard Grondin, CTO and VP of R&D and Deployment at SAND.
“SAND has worked with MicroStrategy for years, but official
certification means even greater support for MicroStrategy’s large
end-user BI community, and industry leading integrated reporting,
analysis, and monitoring software. In return, SAND’s massive,
concurrent user scalability and the ability to efficiently drill
down to detail data and execute large summarization, perfectly fits
MicroStrategy environments.”

“With social data, machine data, and structured data being an
increasing competitive requirement for Enterprise, you need an
analytic database that can support multiple new data types,” said
Mike Pilcher, Chief Operating Officer of SAND. “Further, that
database needs to scale to support everyone in the enterprise -
thousands to tens of thousands of concurrent users - with tools to
mine the data. Together, SAND and MicroStrategy customers get
best-of-breed reporting and analytics, at lower cost, with less
effort, and scalability unmatched by any other solution.”

“We are pleased with SAND’s official certification as a
MicroStrategy partner,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief
Operating Officer. “MicroStrategy’s high performance BI platform
helps companies with some of the largest data volumes in the world
gain valuable insights and make informed business decisions.”

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business
intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated
reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading
organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day.
Companies choose MicroStrategy for its ease-of-use, sophisticated
analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy
offers free reporting software that can be downloaded from its
website, More
information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at

MicroStrategy and MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform
are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy
Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries.
Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the
trademarks of their respective owners.

About SAND Technology

SAND is the world’s most advanced analytic database, managing
massive amounts of big data, driving unparalleled performance, and
deploying information to tens of thousands of concurrent users
across the enterprise. With industry-leading software solutions for
CRM and Loyalty, and having achieved “Certified for SAP NetWeaver”
status and “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” status, SAND delivers
best-of-bread analytic performance to over 600 customers around the
world. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada,
Western and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online

Mike Pilcher, SAND Technology, Media and Investor Relations, mike.pilcher at

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