BMC to Roll Out New SQL Server Tools

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-03-26 Print this article Print

BMC on Monday plans to announce new SmartDBA data management tools for the Microsoft databases.

BMC Software Inc. on Monday plans to announce new SmartDBA data management tools for Microsoft Corp. SQL Server databases. SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server 3.0 is the SQL Server version of the Houston companys backup and recovery solution. New features include logical extraction, which allows DBAs (database administrators) to selectively recover individual objects from physical backup, allowing for faster and more flexible recoveries while minimizing effects on the database. Also, named instance/cluster support enables DBAs to back up and recover multiple named instances of SQL Server, ensuring high availability and reliability of backups.
BMC is also putting out a SQL Server version of SmartDBA Cockpit—a Web-based console—and DBXray, a performance-monitoring tool designed to simplify database management. DBXray features a performance dashboard from which DBAs can detect, diagnose and fix database problems.
The announcement will be the latest installment of BMCs Project Golden Gate, a plan to provide data management tools that work in a mixed system environment that the company announced in October. SQL-BackTrack for SQL Server 3.0 is expected to be available on Monday. Pricing details are available on BMCs Web site. Latest Stories by Lisa Vaas:
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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