Hewlett-Packard Company and DBI Software announce new partnership

Enhanced IBM DB2 LUW services and software solutions for a global market

Austin, Texas USA - (December 11, 2013) - DBI Software, an industry leading IBM DB2 LUW performance tools provider, announces a new multi-faceted partnership with Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ). This partnership pairs DBI's revolutionary database monitoring, tuning, and trending tools with HP's outstanding customer relationships to bring a truly powerful DB2 database support solution to the market. Under this partnership, HP will offer DBI's tools as part of its managed services customer outsourcing agreements to accelerate value for HP clients and, for non-outsourced clients, HP will be a DBI authorized reseller.

Russ Harrison, DBA Manager for HP, commented "Working with DBI is a terrific fit for HP. The DBI tools for IBM DB2 LUW install quickly and easily, and our team members are able to achieve fantastic DB2 performance results for our clients very quickly. DBI's advanced analytics and smart workflows give us not only productivity gains, but also help us deliver great value for our clients." Mr. Harrison added "There are night and day differences between DBI tools and other tools in the market. We're excited to be partnering with an organization that is so highly respected in the DB2 community."

Scott Hayes, President & Founder of DBI, an IBM DB2 GOLD Consultant and Information Management Champion, responded "Too often, many consultants and service providers are keen to work with scripts, free tools, or tools provided by the database vendor, thus essentially doing DB2 tuning by hand, without the best tools for the job, all the while billing clients for more hours and delivering sub-optimal results. I really admire HP's foresight, leadership, and integrity, and I'm excited about the great results that HP will be able to deliver to their worldwide clients."

Jason Paull, DBI CEO, contributed "The DBI pureFeat™ Performance Management Suite of tools for IBM DB2 LUW implement and automate a unique performance tuning methodology that Mr. Hayes has been teaching at IDUG conferences for many years. It's not uncommon for a DBI customer to be able to reduce CPU utilization by 25-60% within hours of installation, while concurrently significantly improving application response times. Under this partnership, HP will be able to easily demonstrate the value it delivers to its clients with trend charts and comparison reports. And, DBI's smart quality of service alerts will help HP team members be even more proactive in their services delivery."

DBI pureFeat™ was just recognized by Database Trends and Applications Magazine as a Top 100 Trending Product for 2014. To learn more about the DBI pureFeat™ Performance Management Suite for IBM DB2 LUW, contact DBI at +1-512-249-2324 X101.

About DBI

DBI (Database-Brothers, Inc.), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is your trusted partner for Breakthrough DB2 Performance Solutions that DELIVER INVALUABLE RESULTS for Organizations having the most Demanding Requirements and Discriminating Preferences. Over 30% of the Top 25 Retailers, plus others, plus large banks, state governments, insurance companies, top healthcare companies, leading manufacturers, and others use DBI to meet their demanding DB2 performance requirements. For information about DBI, please visit www.DBISoftware.com.

About Hewlett-Packard Company

HP (Hewlett-Packard Company) is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and trades on NYSE as symbol HPQ. HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP ranked 10th on the 2012 Fortune 500 and serves more than 1 billion customers in more than 170 countries on six continents. Visit www.HP.com.

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