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BMC updates management tools for DB2

BMC Software will release the latest versions of two applications for managing IBM's DB2 UDB (Universal Database), making...

BMC Software will release the latest versions of two applications for managing IBM's DB2 UDB (Universal Database), making available to DB2 users features already out for those working with Oracle's database software.

The releases are part of BMC's scheduled deliverables for its "Project Golden Gate", an initiative aimed at providing a single management console for administrating mainframe and distributed databases from various suppliers.

The SQL-BackTrack for DB2 UDB will be the first product to be integrated with SmartDBA. Version 3.0 allows users to handle backup and recovery of DB2 databases through SmartDBA's unified, web-based interface.

BMC will also release the SmartDBA Performance Management for DB2 UDB, version 2.5. Performance Management for DB2 is already integrated with SmartDBA to some degree, but the latest version builds on that by adding a common alerts system for monitoring different types of databases through the unified console.

SmartDBA Performance Management for DB2 UDB also offers diagnostic, space management and performance tuning features for DB2 databases.

Both products already support management of Oracle's databases through SmartDBA, and will support unified management of Microsoft's SQL Server databases by early 2004. 

SmartDBA Performance Management for DB2 UDB version 2.5, is due out next month and priced at $6,985 (£4,273) per workgroup server. SQL-BackTrak for DB2 UDB version 3.0, due for release in July, costs $5,610 (£3,432) for up to 25Gbytes.

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