December 16, 2008

Introduction to SAND Technology

SAND Technology has a confused history. For example:

SAND is publicly traded, so its numbers are on display. It turns out to be doing $7 million in annual revenue, and losing money.

OK. I just wanted to get all that out of the way. My main thoughts about the DBMS archiving market are in a separate post.


6 Responses to “Introduction to SAND Technology”

  1. Introduction to Clearpace | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on December 16th, 2008 10:41 am

    […] is a UK-based startup in a similar market to what SAND Technology has gotten into – DBMS archiving, with a strong focus on compression and general […]

  2. Database archiving and information preservation | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on December 16th, 2008 10:42 am

    […] similar companies reached out to me recently – SAND Technology and Clearpace. Their current market focus is somewhat different: Clearpace talks mainly of […]

  3. 到底有多少面向BI的数据库 | Alex的个人Blog on January 2nd, 2009 2:28 am
  4. Xiacong’s Blog » Blog Archive » [转]到底有多少面向BI的数据库 on February 19th, 2009 2:25 am
  5. Sand Technology a Risky Bet « Market Strategies for IT Suppliers on June 7th, 2009 6:24 pm

    […] Their visit to the BBBT is documented by Shawn Rogers on the BBBT blog here. Arthur Ritchie, President and CEO, is a charismatic man, with a wonderful facility for telling stories, an engaging ability to challenge thoughtful people to re-think fundamental assumptions, and a visible passion for his product. Our meeting with him was no exception. Many of us know of Sand, and a predecessor product called the Nucleus database, from the 1980s. We revisited the history. recalling how the firm started working with Hitachi decades ago, and its many years attempting to market its technology. Curt Monash has also looked at Sand, and offers a bit more historical detail here. […]

  6. Merv Adrian on Sand Technology | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services on June 7th, 2009 7:11 pm

    […] Adrian blogged about SAND Technology, casting significant doubt on SAND’s business prospects.  At this point, I can’t say I […]

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