Precise Unveils Performance Mgmt. Tool for Large DB2 Sites
In-depth applications performance management provider Precise Software Solutions on Monday will introduce a new release of its IBM DB2 Universal Database management tool targeted at large-scale DB2 Enterprise Extended Edition installations.In-depth applications performance management provider Precise Software Solutions on Monday will introduce a new release of its IBM DB2 Universal Database management tool targeted at large-scale DB2 Enterprise Extended Edition installations. The Westwood, Mass., company will demonstrate its new Precise/Indepth for DB2 UDB Version 2.0 release for DB2 users at the International DB2 Users Group meeting in San Diego starting Monday. The tool takes into account the complexity inherent in DB2 EEE sites that could use hundreds of database servers to store and process data. Managing the performance of such installations is difficult because they involve a lot of automatic distribution of SQL statements. DB2 EEE uses a single coordinator node with the intelligence to distribute data to each of the database servers in the installation. "Without adequate performance metrics from all the different data nodes, its harder to manage the application performance," said a Precise official.
Precise is unique in its user-centric approach to performance management for DB2 and the applications that depend on it. Others, such as IBM itself, Quest Software Inc. and BMC Software Inc., take a more database administration or availability approach to management, the Precise official said.