MONTREAL, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. , provider of leading column-based database software, today announced that Mike Pilcher will be its new Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining SAND, Mr. Pilcher was the European Sales Director for Corporate Solutions at LinkedIn, where he substantially expanded the European market and drove continuous revenue growth. Prior to LinkedIn, he held executive positions at prominent technology companies in the UK and North America, including Oracle, Sybase, Marketbright and Tenfold. In each of these positions he successfully managed significant and continuing increases in revenue, customer acquisition and customer satisfaction. Mr. Pilcher is the author of Prosultative Selling and a blogger specializing in the use of social media in sales and marketing.

I am delighted at the opportunity to work in the rapidly growing column-based database market. SAND has an impressive record of innovation and thought leadership, said Mr. Pilcher. We will now deliver to a far broader market the value SAND's customers have known about for years.

I am very excited to welcome Mike Pilcher to SAND, said Tom O'Donnell, President and CEO, SAND Technology. With his strong track record in rapidly growing sales revenues for technology companies, we are confident Mike will help SAND realize the outstanding market potential of our patented column-based database software.

About SAND Technology

SAND Technology provides massively parallel column-based database software for storing, managing, and accessing all your data, on-demand. SAND CDBMS offerings include cost-effective nearline data access and high-speed, column-based analytics, and specialized extensions designed to lower TCO and improve operational performance for SAP NetWeaver BW, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAS, and more. SAND has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe, and can be reached online at

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