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BMC SOFTWARE EXPANDS SMARTDBA DATA MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO.

BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE:BMC), Houston, a leader in enterprise management, has launched second-generation DB2 Version 7 data management solutions for mainframe and distributed environments. BMC Software has expanded its industry-leading SmartDBA(TM) data management portfolio with the introduction of five mainframe DB2 and two distributed systems DB2 UDB data management solutions, providing customers with the broadest and most advanced DB2 data management offerings. The new solutions automate database management tasks by providing tighter levels of integration and new built-in intelligence features allowing DBAs to improve application uptime.

Gene Austin, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Data Management, BMC Software, said, "As a leader in managing the DB2 environment, we are partnering closely with our customers as they migrate from version 7 and follow-on versions of DB2 for both mainframe and distributed systems."

This announcement supports Project Golden Gate, the company's blueprint for bridging the gap between mainframe and distributed environments. With the continued roll-out of products for both mainframe and distributed environments, BMC Software is ensuring that all customers, regardless of the platform they operate on, are able to leverage its technology to assure availability of their critical data and applications.

"As a longtime user of SQL-BackTrack we have been relying very heavily on it as our disaster recovery solution of choice for a variety of environments including Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server," said Brian Robinson, senior consultant, Norfolk Southern. "We are in the process of extending this solution to the DB2 UDB environment and are looking forward to achieving the same great benefits."

Mainframe Data Management

BMC Software is building upon its broad mainframe offerings with the introduction of five new DB2 data management solutions that span the areas of performance, administration, and recovery. System Performance for DB2 v2.0 provides new navigation components that offer a task-oriented approach to system performance. The new reporting function provides system health indicators, accounting and audit data without requiring the use of system management facility (SMF) and its associated overhead. Additionally, new reporting capabilities spot trends or real-time bottlenecks which, if left unchecked, would degrade DB2 subsystem and application performance.

Application Performance for DB2 v2.0 improves application response times and overall DB2 performance by enabling customers to analyze their DB2 index objects to improve performance. Database Performance for DB2 v1.1 offers DBAs increased performance and availability through new automation features that enable live reorganizations to be performed without a quiesce, eliminating database performance impacts on end users.

Database Administration for DB2 v1.2 speeds the deployment of ERP and CRM applications by supporting VLDB (very large databases). Additional enhancements to the product include the ability to perform high-speed migrations, enabling DBAs to quickly identify and migrate object changes.

Recovery Management for DB2 v1.1 adds new intelligent features that deliver high availability by automatically determining the best recovery strategy. New product features include: recovery simulation for recovery testing and assurance of disaster recovery planning within customer SLAs, and automated index recovery.

Distributed Data Management

BMC Software is expanding its SmartDBA data management portfolio for DB2 UDB customers on UNIX and Windows platforms with solutions to address their performance and recovery needs. SQL-Explorer(TM) for DB2 UDB v6.0 integrates SQL performance tuning with diagnostic and visualization. The seamless integration enables a production DBA to uncover poorly performing SQL while doing database administration in context of their daily tasks. SQL-Explorer makes tuning recommendations that improve performance.

SQL-BackTrack(TM) for DB2 UDB v2.0 minimizes downtime while increasing productivity through the addition of advanced backup and recovery capabilities. New benefits include advanced export/import operations for efficient data migration, the ability to simultaneously send copies of database and log backups to multiple locations to assure both local and remote recoverability, and the ability to recover tables to any point-in-time from a physical backup to both speed recovery and minimize data loss.

For pricing and information on BMC Software's SmartDBA family, visit http://www.bmc.com/solutions/database.

About BMC Software

BMC Software, Inc. is a leader in enterprise management. The company focuses on Assuring Business Availability(R) for its customers by helping them proactively improve service, reduce costs and increase value to their business. BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications and databases. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.bmc.com or call 713/918-1434.
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