BMC Software will unveil management tools for Microsoft SQL Server databases that provide for a common platform for managing mixed database environments.
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The SmartDBA tools have a single look and feel across different platforms, eliminating the need to employ experts for each database, according to BMC.
The company is extending its SmartDBA Cockpit and DBXray to support SQL Server. SmartDBA Cockpit is a database management environment that also functions with Oracle and IBM DB2 UDB databases.
DBXray is a web-enabled diagnostics and visualisation tool for administering databases, including detecting, diagnosing and fixing problems.
BMC is also unveiling SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server Version 3.0, an automated backup and recovery solution. It features usability and performance enhancements, such as being able to recover individual objects selectively from a physical backup, enabling faster and more flexible recoveries.
Additionally, multiple named instances of SQL Server can be backed up.