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Database-GUYS Inc., Spencerport, N.Y., has announced that Hewitt Associates LLC, a global management consulting firm specializing in human resource solutions, has selected the Database-GUYS suite of performance management tools to ensure the peak performance of strategic DB2 databases that help manage its clients' benefits plans.

Hewitt, the largest multi-service benefits delivery provider in the U.S., will use the Database-GUYS Performance Management Tools, including Wise-GUY(TM), SQL-GUY(TM), Pool-GUY(TM), Space-GUY(TM), and Connection-MINER(TM), to optimize the performance of the DB2(R) databases that support the benefit programs, including 401(k) plans and health and group benefit programs that Hewitt administers for its clients.

Hewitt's staff of database administrators needed a set of solutions to help them proactively manage DB2 performance issues prior to this year's busy season. Fall is typically the time for companies to allow employees to enroll or make changes to their employee benefits packages, and Sandy Smith, the manager responsible for Hewitt's benefits databases, knows that activity is going to increase substantially. "Suddenly, we are seeing a huge increase in applications accessing our databases. With a large percentage of our clients accessing our databases through the Internet, we cannot afford any downtime," says Smith.

Hewitt chose the Database-GUYS tools for several reasons. "The Database-GUYS suite of tools is like having a virtual DBA," says Smith. "They installed quickly, they are easy to use, and, most importantly, they are going to help us proactively identify and prevent problems before they happen. They have already saved us hours and hours of analysis time . . . the tools bring the results right to us."

The Database-GUYS team of performance management tools ensures peak DB2 database performance and maximum availability through a comprehensive approach that integrates DB2 performance statistics and operating system metrics. The tools monitor resource utilization, avoid crisis situations via alerts or automated corrective actions, identify potential SQL, index, or other design improvements, help implement prudent database and object tuning, help plan for resource growth, and more.

"We are pleased to offer solutions that allow Hewitt Associates to maintain peak performance and high availability of their DB2 UNIX databases," said Scott Hayes, President and founder of Database-GUYS Inc. "Hewitt's decision to utilize the leading-edge tools offered by Database-GUYS underscores their commitment to providing quality service to all of their clients. We look forward to helping them in that endeavor and are proud to welcome Hewitt Associates to our client family."

About Hewitt Associates LLC

Hewitt Associates LLC, a global management consulting and benefits delivery firm, is the largest multi-service HR delivery provider in the U.S. The firm has more than 11,000 associates working in 37 countries worldwide, and its client roster includes more than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and more than a third of the Global 500.

About Database-GUYS Inc.

Database-GUYS Inc. is a privately held corporation providing performance management tools for DB2 UDB UNIX. The Database-GUYS(TM) team of performance management tools includes: Wise-GUY(TM), which handles database monitoring and tuning; SQL-GUY(TM), which provides instantaneous real-time analysis of the most costly SQL statements in any workload mix; Pool-GUY(TM), which monitors bufferpools and automates their tuning; Space-GUY(TM), which helps assure database availability by monitoring tablespace utilization and performance; and Connection-MINER(TM), which helps users understand how database resources are being used and by whom, providing a basis for calculating chargebacks and identifying problems.

For more information, call 1-877-4DB-GUYS (toll-free in the US) or 1-716-349-2450 (international) or visit to inquire about the tools or download a free trial.
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