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"Database-GUYS has once again developed another winner with Connection-MINER Executive Client."

Mike Paris
Senior Database Administrator
Trans Union LLC

Database-GUYS Inc. Releases Connection-MINER™ Executive Client for IBM DB2® UNIX

SPENCERPORT, NY - (March 5, 2001) - Database-GUYS Inc. has announced the availability of the Connection-MINER™ Executive Client for their popular Connection-MINER resource utilization analysis tool for IBM DB2® UDB UNIX. The new optional graphical user interface enhances the analysis of key performance data through the use of graphs and charts, allowing users to see at a glance how database resources are being used and by whom.

Connection-MINER provides valuable statistical information to help identify end users who are having problems or are using a high level of DB2 resources, allowing tuning efforts to be focused on these "heavy hitters." Connection-MINER also shows resource utilization trends by hour of the day, day of the week, week, month, and more, along with an accurate means of performing usage chargebacks.

"Connection-MINER is a great tool for monitoring DB2 resource utilization and usage trends," says Scott Hayes, president and founder of Database-GUYS Inc. "And now with the new Executive Client, users can get the information they need at a glance. The pictorial representation of system usage trends and other connection data allow users to explore DB2 performance data like they've never seen it before."

The new Connection-MINER Executive Client is already earning praise. "Database-GUYS has once again developed another winner with Connection-MINER Executive Client," said Mike Paris, senior database administrator at Trans Union LLC, the nation's leading information solutions company. "This is another Database-GUYS product that is easy to install and navigate. I have already seen some interesting results."

Trans Union has been using the entire suite of Database-GUYS Performance Management Tools since 1999 to optimize the performance of their large DB2 databases of consumer credit information. Trans Union chose the Database-GUYS tools for several reasons. "The Database-GUYS tools suite has greatly enhanced our ability to quickly determine bottlenecks," says Paris. "We can proactively determine problems before our customers call us, and the historical trending gives us the ability to manage our system resources very effectively. In short, good tools, good service and good price."

About Trans Union LLC
Trans Union LLC is one of the nation's leading information companies, serving all 50 states through its own sales offices and independent credit bureaus. The company provides a broad range of industries with products and services that include credit reports, risk-scoring models, target marketing systems, pre-employment evaluation reports, skip tracing and search tools, customized lists, as well as other information-based products. Trans Union has operations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Kenya, and Hong Kong. For more information about Trans Union's products or services, visit the company on the Internet at

About Database-GUYS Inc.
Database-GUYS Inc. is a privately held corporation providing performance management tools for DB2 UDB UNIX. The Database-GUYS™ team of performance management tools includes: Wise-GUY™, which handles database monitoring and tuning; SQL-GUY™, which provides instantaneous real-time analysis of the costliest SQL statements in any workload mix; Pool-GUY™, which monitors bufferpools and automates their tuning; Space-GUY™, which helps assure database availability by monitoring tablespace utilization and performance; and Connection-MINER™, which helps users understand how database resources are being used and by whom, providing a basis for calculating chargebacks and identifying problems.

The Database-GUYS logo, Database-GUYS, Wise-GUY, Pool-GUY, Space-GUY, Connection-MINER, and SQL-GUY are trademarks of Database-GUYS Inc. All other product and company names referenced herein are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Pamela Greenfield
Communications Director
Database-GUYS Inc.
877-4DB-GUYS ext. 9

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