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"The Database-Guys tools provide the ability to monitor and tune our applications in real time and keep history of all tuning and utilization statistics."

Ed Lipson
Vice President
The Bank of New York

The Bank of New York Selects Database-Guys To Optimize Performance of Critical DB2® UDB UNIX Databases

SPENCERPORT, NY - (May 15, 2001) - Database-Guys announced today that The Bank of New York, one of the world's leading financial institutions and largest custodians of securities information, has selected the Database-Guys team of performance management tools for DB2® UDB UNIX to maximize performance and ensure the optimum availability of their strategic DB2 database containing securities pricing information.

The Database-Guys team of performance management tools ensures peak DB2 database performance and maximum availability through a comprehensive approach that integrates DB2 performance statistics and operating system metrics. The tools monitor resource utilization, avoid crisis situations via alerts or automated corrective actions, identify potential SQL, index, or other design improvements, help implement prudent database and object tuning, help plan for resource growth, and more.

"The Database-Guys tools provide the ability to monitor and tune our applications in real time and keep history of all tuning and utilization statistics," said Ed Lipson, Vice President at The Bank of New York.

"We are delighted to offer solutions that will enable The Bank of New York to save a significant amount of time pinpointing, resolving, and preventing problems," said Scott Hayes, president and founder of Database-Guys. "We welcome them as new clients."

About The Bank of New York

The Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton and is the nation's oldest bank. It is the principal subsidiary of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (NYSE: BK), a financial holding company. With over $73 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2001, the Company provides a complete range of banking and other financial services to corporations and individuals worldwide through its basic businesses, namely, Securities Servicing and Global Payment Services, Corporate Banking, BNY Asset Management and Private Client Services, Retail Banking, and Global Market Services. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.bankofny.com.

About Database-Guys
Database-Guys, formerly known as Database-GUYS Inc., is a privately held corporation providing performance management tools for DB2 UDB. The Full Crew of Database-Guys performance management tools includes: SQL-GUY™, which provides instantaneous real-time analysis of the costliest SQL statements in any workload mix; Wise-GUY™, which handles database monitoring and tuning; Pool-GUY™, which monitors bufferpools and automates their tuning; Space-GUY™, which helps assure database availability by monitoring tablespace utilization and performance; Flight Deck™, which provides tight graphical presentation of key performance data in web browsers; Palm-GUY™, which makes key performance data and DB2 control pervasively available via Palm Pilot wireless devices; EEE-GUY™, which summarizes DB2/EEE node performance at a glance; 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.

Interested parties should contact Database-Guys directly at 1-877-432-4897 (toll-free in the US) or 1-716-349-2450 (international), or visit the company's Web site at http://www.breakthroughdb2.com/ to inquire about the tools.

The Database-Guys logo, Flight Deck, Palm-GUY, EEE-GUY, SQL-GUY, Wise-GUY, Pool-GUY, Space-GUY, and Connection-MINER are trademarks of Database-Guys. 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
877-432-4897 ext. 9
pgreenfi@database-guys.com

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