June 7, 2009

Merv Adrian on SAND Technology

Merv Adrian blogged about SAND Technology, casting significant doubt on SAND’s business prospects.  At this point, I can’t say I disagree. On the other hand, SAND does have public, audited financial statements showing it generating more revenue than a lot of other analytic DBMS or archiving vendors probably make. Columnar DBMS vendors doing better than SAND are Sybase, Vertica, maybe Infobright — and who else?


One Response to “Merv Adrian on SAND Technology”

  1. Merv Adrian on June 7th, 2009 7:39 pm

    Curt, thanks for the mention. The two companies position themselves very differently – Sand talks about themselves as if they expect to be used as an analytic DBMS. By contrast, in my conversations with Clearpace, they offered access to the data, but not high-performance analytics. One can argue that they are after similar use cases, but that’s not the story being told. For me, that was part of the problem.

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