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BMC DEBUTS PART OF SMARTDBA DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION.

BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE:BMC), Houston, a provider of enterprise management, has announced part of its SmartDBA data management solution, SQL-BackTrack, has been tested and validated to be interoperable with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to help ensure database availability and recoverability for mutual customers. Working with IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager, the two products provide a comprehensive recovery solution that helps speed the backup and recovery of data.

As a result of its integration with Tivoli Storage Manager, SQL-BackTrack has also achieved 'Ready for IBM Tivoli software' designation. The Ready for IBM Tivoli software program enhances BMC Software's ability to develop, test and certify products that integrate with IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager technology.

"With a large percentage of our customers currently using SQL-BackTrack with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, it made sense for us to work more closely with IBM to ensure complete compatibility of these complementary products," said William Donahoo, director of Business Development and Marketing, Channels & Alliances, BMC Software. "With all of the integration and testing completed before a customer purchases our solutions, we are reducing time to value by enabling customers to get their applications up and running faster. Integration with Tivoli Storage Manager is a key differentiator for SQL- BackTrack."

"Our joint customers care about the recoverability of data first and foremost," said Laura Sanders, vice president, IBM Tivoli Storage Software. "We are pleased to have SQL-BackTrack leverage the capabilities of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager."

SQL-BackTrack provides intelligent, automated and high speed backup and recovery for Oracle, IBM DB2(R) Universal Database, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and Informix databases. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager protects an organization's data from hardware failures and other errors by storing backup and archive copies of data on offline storage. Customers using both SQL- BackTrack and Tivoli Storage Manager are afforded extended recovery benefits that include the ability to do the following:

-- Initiate and run recovery with no storage administration intervention;

-- Locate backup assets and mount tapes via robotic tape devices -- making backup and recovery management seamless and easy;

-- Execute dry-run recovery testing -- full recovery test on the real environment to assure the recovery process;

-- Completely automate test recoveries, thus minimizing DBA intervention and saving valuable time for the DBA;

-- Implement expiration policies in either SQL-BackTrack or IBM Tivoli Storage manager; and

-- Execute recoveries even when a DBA expert is not on call.

About SQL-BackTrack

SQL-BackTrack is an intelligent, high-performance backup and recovery solution. It simplifies and automates many database administration tasks associated with backup and recovery, making it possible for DBAs to construct an enterprise-wide backup and recovery strategy with common functionality and usage across multiple database platforms.

As with all BMC Software products, customers interested in purchasing SQL- BackTrack have the flexibility to choose which license model best suits their financial and technical needs. For example, customers can choose from a variety of license options, which include a perpetual or term license structure under a full capacity model.

For additional information on BMC Software's flexible pricing options, as well as BMC Software's SmartDBA family of data management solutions, visit http://www.bmc.com/solutions/database.

SQL- BackTrack is also available for sale from IBM Tivoli as part of the Tivoli Storage Manager product line.

About BMC Software

BMC Software, Inc., is a provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage IT from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and fiscal 2003 revenues of more than $1.3 billion.

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