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DBI Offers Free Licenses to BMC Software SmartDBA Distributed Database Customers

Collaborative Efforts Provide Customers with Strong Development Roadmap; Migration Upgrades Include Deeper Analytics and Performance Capabilities

Austin, TX – (May 14, 2007) - Database-Brothers, Inc. (DBI), a highly specialized company focused exclusively on database performance and auditing, today announced an offer of free license upgrades to current BMC Software SmartDBA® DBXray for DB2 Universal Database and SmartDBA Database Performance for DB2 Universal Database maintenance customers who migrate to DBI replacement solutions. The DBI replacement offerings, unveiled at the IDUG conference last week, Brother-Eagle™ and Brother-Panther™ will share many of the more popular features and functions found in BMC’s SmartDBA distributed database solutions, including a familiar user interface. In addition, DBI is incorporating deeper analytics and performance capabilities into its tools to provide customers with greater insight into performance degradation and expedited problem resolution.

“In an effort to protect our customer’s investments, BMC has worked closely with DBI over the past year to establish a replacement solution for distributed database customers that will meet their performance needs,” said Dayon Kane, director, BMC Software. “BMC is the leader in Database Development and Management Tools market according to IDC, and we are fully committed to providing our customers with quality DS and DB2 products to meet their needs. We believe DBI will work to enhance these leading solutions. DBI’s knowledge of the performance market and their strong vision for the future will support the long-term requirements of these customers.

With the introduction of Brother-Eagle and Brother-Panther, DBI is introducing many improvements, some of which include simplified installation and configuration, improved multi-partition analysis, autonomic monitoring, comprehensive history, and trend reporting with correlated change events.

Today, DBI is also introducing Brother-Thoroughbred™. Separate from the migration upgrade offerings, Brother-Thoroughbred helps customers determine if a performance problem is related to a database problem. Additionally, Brother-Thoroughbred provides a solution to a problem that has historically troubled IT organizations: determining if database response time service-level agreements are being met. Brother-Thoroughbred solves both of these business challenges.

“DBI is 100 percent committed to the database performance and auditing space, and we have a proven track record of success,” said Scott Hayes, president and CEO of DBI. “Our specialized focus and unique insight into BMC’s customer’s needs, gained through our collaborative efforts and the addition of a number of former BMC employees to the DBI team, makes DBI the best choice for customers considering their migration options.”

Migration Details

BMC "DBXray for DB2 Universal Database" customers with current maintenance agreements may upgrade to Brother-Eagle Enterprise Edition free of charge. BMC SmartDBA Database Performance for DB2 Universal Database customers with current maintenance agreements may also upgrade their licenses free of charge to both Brother-Eagle Enterprise Edition and Brother-Panther for DB2 LUW. New DBI software maintenance license agreements will be required.

Future Migration Plans

SmartDBA DBXray for Oracle and SmartDBA Database Performance for Oracle customers will be extended the same migration offer later this year.

Pricing and Availability

Brother-Eagle, Brother-Panther and Brother-Thoroughbred for DB2 LUW will be available this summer; support for Oracle will be available this fall. Customers participating in the migration upgrade program will be offered special incentives when these new products become available. Additionally BMC customers, like all customers, are eligible for DBI’s Maintenance Price Protection which ensures the price paid for maintenance today will be the same price paid in the future. For additional product details, including pricing, special incentives and timelines, please visit www.database-brothers.com/bmcdbi/.

About Database-Brothers, Inc.

Database-Brothers, Inc. (DBI), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an industry leader in distributed database auditing and performance solutions that enable companies to accelerate business accountability and performance with clarity. For information about DBI, please visit www.Database-Brothers.com or call (866) 773-8789.


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