BACHMAN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR DB2 CHANGE MANAGEMENT; COMPANY TO EXPAND INTO PRODUCTION ARENA WITH FULL CHANGE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES
BURLINGTON, Mass., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bachman Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BACH) today announced the BACHMAN/Production DBA, a workstation-based tool that helps database administrators manage changes throughout the entire DB2(tm) application development lifecycle. The BACHMAN/Production DBA provides an integrated solution for DB2 database administrators and expands BACHMAN's traditional market beyond design to include support for the maintenance of production applications. The BACHMAN/Production DBA allows two-way communication between BACHMAN's design tools and BMC Software, Inc.'s CHANGE MANAGER(tm), a tool that helps automate the labor-intensive and error-prone process of managing DB2 changes across multiple subsystems. BACHMAN's product enables database administrators to preserve design integrity by keeping BACHMAN data models synchronized with DB2 application databases. Changes to data models can be made in the BACHMAN/Production DBA and then forwarded to CHANGE MANAGER through BMC's Change Definition Language(tm) (CDL(tm)). This eliminates the need to make changes in both the data model and the application database. In addition, changes made directly to databases using CHANGE MANAGER can be captured into the BACHMAN/Production DBA to update models. As a result, users can maintain applications in less time and with fewer errors. CDL is a platform-independent language developed by BMC to provide for the communication of only the net change to a structure. Prior to CDL, the only way users could identify the difference between two versions was to manually compare data definition language streams that often consist of tens of thousands of lines of code. "We chose to work with BMC because of its high-quality products for DB2," said Arnold A. Kraft, president and chief executive officer, Bachman Information Systems, Inc. "Change management is becoming a critical issue, since maintenance is an ever increasing and complicated portion of the application life cycle. Keeping changes in production databases synchronized with your models becomes more and more difficult, yet more and more important. The combination of BMC and BACHMAN provides a solution that makes maintenance more manageable for our customers." "By resolving one of the most significant problems associated with DB2 data management, our joint customers can more easily manage data across heterogeneous platforms," said Max Watson, chairman, president and chief executive officer, BMC Software, Inc.
Pricing and Availability
For existing BACHMAN/DBA customers, the price to upgrade to the
BACHMAN/Production DBA is $10,000 each. Otherwise, the price is $20,000. The BACHMAN/Production DBA is scheduled to ship later this month. Volume discounts will be available through BACHMAN.
The BACHMAN Production/DBA requires an Intel 80386- or 80486-based PC, 12Mb memory, 115-Mb fixed disk, and a two-button mouse. It also requires OS/2 V1.3 or higher operating system and a VGA color or monochrome monitor (higher resolution recommended). Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., Bachman Information Systems, Inc. develops, markets and supports an integrated line of software solutions that enable the rapid development, maintenance and migration of enterprise-critical business information systems. ---- NOTE TO EDITORS: DB2 is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation. CHANGE MANAGER is a trademark of BMC Software, Inc. BMC Software is a registered trademark of BMC Software, Inc. -0- 3/29/93 /CONTACT: Adam Stein or Lisa Pintchman of The Weber Group, 617-661-7900, for BACHMAN; Gail Walker of BACHMAN, 617-273-9003/ (BACH)
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|Date:||Mar 29, 1993|
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