BMC, a provider of enterprise management, announced new SmartDBA data management solutions for IBM DB2 Universal Databases (UDB). With its next wave of deliverables for Project Golden Gate, BMC Software is continuing to provide database administrators (DBAs) with a consistent strategy for managing their mixed database environments. By providing intelligent, automated data management tools that have a common look and feel across all database platforms, BMC Software is reducing data management costs by eliminating the need for companies to have “experts” for each database.

With the announcement, BMC Software delivers complete integrated SmartDBA Performance, Administration, and Recovery management solutions for DB2 UDB. SmartDBA Performance Management for DB2 Universal Database v2.5 provides event management, diagnostic, visualization, administration, space management and tuning of DB2 UDB environments. SQL-BackTrack for DB2 Universal Database v3.0 enables DB2 UDB customers to access the advanced backup and recovery functionality of SQL-BackTrack through its SmartDBA Web console. In addition, SmartDBA allows database administrators to manage DB2 UDB, Oracle and SQL Server databases together, all from a common SmartDBA Console.

With a forecasted growth rate of 16 percent from 2001 through 2006, DB2 UDB is the fastest growing distributed database platform (Source: IDC 2002 Software Market Forecaster). BMC Software continues to leverage its great heritage of DB2 on the mainframe to build upon its offerings for NT and UNIX customers. Additionally, delivering on its commitment to helping customers reduce IT costs by providing common data management tools across the broadest database platforms in the industry, BMC Software it is continuing to extend the functionality of its Oracle data management offerings to include DB2 UDB.

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