BMC Buys Maker of IBM DB2 Tools
Move is in line with BMC's Project Golden Gate roadmap for providing data management tools that work in a heterogeneous environment.BMC Software Inc. has gobbled up yet another company, a small IBM DB2 Universal Database toolmaker, company officials told eWEEK on Wednesdaya move thats in line with its Project Golden Gate roadmap for providing data management tools that work in a heterogeneous environment. BMC, of Houston, Texas, is paying $3 million for DGI (Database Guys Inc.), a privately held company headed up by CEO Scott Hayes, a noted DB2 expert. DGI has between 10 and 12 employees and 60 customers, including IBM, Wachovia, Visa, Putnam Investments, Victorias Secret, EDS and the Bank of New York. The company has in recent months also acquired Remedy Corp. and IT Masters International S.A. and is integrating those companies technologies into its product line in an initiative dubbed Business Service Management.
DGI has two product families. The companys flagship product, Flight Deck, is a performance management console similar to that of BMCs SmartDBA Recovery and Management tools. It features a Web-based GUI and underlying architecture that relies on industry standards such as XML, Java and HTML. Flight Deck is PDA-compatible for real-time, remote performance management and supports Unix, Linux, Windows and DB2 8 EEE.