SAND Technology Inc., provider of leading column-based database software announced its continued expansion in the Australian market.

“The column-oriented analytic database market continues to grow in Asia Pacific and around the world. SAND is the most advanced and largest independent player in the market. Having a local presence in Australia is a tremendous benefit to our customers,” said Mike Pilcher, COO of SAND.

Leading the Australian expansion is Chris Butchers who comes to SAND with over 25 years experience in the software industry. He began his career in customer support with Hewlett Packard and has worked with major corporations worldwide. Chris holds an MBA from Deakin University, Melbourne. “There is great opportunity worldwide for SAND’s column store database technology,” said Chris, “and we are seeing increased demand in Australia.”