June 17, 2011 – BMC Software announced it has bought the portfolio of database products and customers from mainframe management software provider NEON Enterprise Software.

With the acquisition of NEON’s information management systems products, BMC stated that it will enhance its own IMS offerings to better tackle big data, database availability and data analysis, according to a company news release. BMC’s focus will stay on data center software as it integrates the new IMS solutions and offers more support for Web-based online transactions, particularly in the industries of insurance, telecommunications and financial services, said mainframe service management president Bill Miller.

“Our customers will now have access to the broadest and most comprehensive IMS database management solutions in the industry, increasing the efficiency of their IMS environment and the value the mainframe provides to the business,” Miller said.

NEON recently made news when it lost a legal battle with IBM and had to withdraw its zPrime compliance software from the market. Other NEON offerings were not impacted by that ruling, according to a company news release.

The deal is closed, though financial details were not disclosed. It’s the second deal in less than two months for BMC, which acquired end-user experience and Web application performance monitoring provider Coradiant in April.

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