Further extending its seven year lead in the Data Management Facilities market (IDC), BMC Software, Inc. , a leader in enterprise management, announced the first true integration of mainframe databases into the company’s SmartDBA console with the introduction of SmartDBA System Performance for DB2. The announcement marks a significant milestone for customers as they can now manage their mainframe and distributed enterprise databases using a common Web-based console. BMC Software can address IT organizations’ challenge of managing increasingly complex environments by providing the ability to manage all major databases (DB2 Universal Database for mainframe and distributed platforms, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server) from one Web-based console. This integrated enterprise data management strategy provides a closed-loop process for proactively identifying, preventing and resolving database problems before they affect the business. As a result, IT organizations can better manage what matters most, the data that powers their business.

The announcement marks a significant milestone in BMC Software’s previously announced (Oct. 2002) blueprint for lowering the cost of managing data across the enterprise. The goal of this initiative is to provide deeper levels of interoperability and integration between management tools for mainframe and distributed database management systems by bridging them with the company’s SmartDBA Web-based console and technologies. With the introduction of SmartDBA System Performance for DB2, BMC Software is extending the advanced functionality it delivers for managing DB2 on z/OS to the SmartDBA console. In doing so, BMC Software is reducing the need for companies to have “experts” for each database by leveraging database administrator (DBA) skill sets across multiple databases.

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