CA Offers Pack for Reining in Oracle Databases

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2004-04-20 Print this article Print

To help enterprises get a better handle on steering large and complex Oracle databases, Computer Associates has rolled out CA Productivity Pack for Oracle.

To help enterprises get a better handle on steering large and complex Oracle Corp. databases, Computer Associates International Inc. has rolled out CA Productivity Pack for Oracle. The Productivity Pack, announced last Tuesday, ties into one common console a set of tools that handle a range of database-management tasks, including modeling, design, administration and performance management.
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One user quoted in the Islandia, N.Y., companys news release said the Productivity Pack helps save time and money by corralling into one console all of the necessary tools. "With the common console, CAs new Productivity Pack for Oracle provides the tools a database administrator needs all within a mouse click," Tom Smith, systems administrator for LifeBridge Health, a health-related services provider based in Baltimore, said in the release. "We are responsible for administering multiple business applications that each have different management requirements, so having a common and consistent set of tools saves time and money and enables greater service levels." The tools included are AllFusion Erwin Data Modeler, used to design databases; Unicenter Enterprise DBA, a database administration tool that streamlines and automates daily tasks such as simple "create" or complex "compare-and-synchronize" operations; and Unicenter Fast Unload, an unloading tool to extract database information quickly and efficiently. As CAs legal problems continue, its execs insist that the company is on track to dominate the IT infrastructure management market. Click here to read more. The Productivity Pack also includes Unicenter Database Performance Management, a database performance management tool that automates monitoring, collection and analysis of performance metrics for databases from one point of control; Unicenter SQL-Station, a development tool for creating, editing, testing, debugging, tuning and managing SQL, PL/SQL, Java and server-side database code; and Unicenter TSreorg, which automatically reorganizes online databases to improve their speed and efficiency and also recovers wasted storage by restructuring objects that have become fragmented because of heavy use. The CA Productivity Pack for Oracle is available immediately. Pricing information was not immediately available. Check out eWEEK.coms Database Center at for the latest database news, views and analysis. Be sure to add our database news feed to your RSS newsreader or My Yahoo page:  
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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