BMC Hones Data Management Tools for DB2

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-05-20 Print this article Print

BMC rolls out support for IBM DB2 Universal Database in its SmartDBA data management software family of products.

BMC Software Inc. is rolling out support for IBM DB2 Universal Database in its SmartDBA data management software family of products, the company announced Monday at the International DB2 Users Group conference, in Las Vegas. The tools include SmartDBA Performance Management for DB2 UDB 2.5, which provides event management, diagnostic, visualization, administration, space management and tuning of DB2 UDB environments. The software integrates common alerts that enable DBAs (database administrators) to more easily monitor, tune and manage space within DB2 databases. Also included is SQL-BackTrack for DB2 UDB 3, which allows DB2 customers to perform database backup and recovery through the SmartDBA Web console. The SmartDBA console also allows users to manage Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. SQL Server databases from one common spot.
The announcement is another installment of BMCs Project Golden Gate, a plan that the company announced in October to provide data management tools that work in a heterogeneous environment.
SmartDBA Performance Management for UDB 2.5 will be available in June. SQL-BackTrack for DB2 3 will be available in July with support for DB2 UDB versions 7.2 and 8.1. Pricing can be found on BMCs site. Latest IBM News:
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Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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