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"Database-Guys is truly blessed to have such a talented industry veteran on our team."

Scott Hayes
President
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Database-Guys Appoints DB2 Expert Philip Gunning to Vice President

ROCHESTER, NY - (February 4, 2002) - Database-Guys announced today that it has hired Philip Gunning as Vice President of its Professional Services Division. As a recognized industry expert on IBM DB2* Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, Gunning will apply his years of industry expertise to deliver Database-Guys and DB2 UDB product training and consulting.Philip Gunning, Database-Guys's new VP of Professional Services

"Database-Guys is truly blessed to have such a talented industry veteran on our team," said Scott Hayes, president and founder of Database-Guys. "Phil's proficiency will be invaluable to Database-Guys and Database-Guys's customers, as we continue to forge ahead as the industry standard for DB2 UDB for Linux, UNIX, and Windows performance tools." Hayes continued, "By combining best-of-breed performance tools with best-of-breed DB2 performance education, labs, audits, and Database-Guys product training, Database-Guys's customers will be assured of continued breakthrough success with DB2. Phil and his growing team will undoubtedly deliver bottom line results for all of our customers."

Prior to joining Database-Guys, Gunning served as a senior systems consultant at Quest Software, providing product training, consulting, and technical sales support. In that leadership role, he was instrumental in assisting customers utilize the Quest DB2 products. He also had the opportunity to observe how DB2 UDB is used in disparate platforms and environments at numerous companies.

"I am thrilled to be joining a forward-thinking company such as Database-Guys," said Gunning. "I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to contribute to an organization that places so much value on providing DB2 UDB users with the right tools and expertise in order to succeed." Gunning smiled and added, "Just look at the customer feedback on the Database-Guys web site; the breakthrough results and success that Database-Guys customers achieve is remarkable and clearly without equal."

Mr. Gunning has over 16 years of experience in the Information Technology industry with DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows and DB2 for z/OS and OS/390. With industry experience in the retail, financial, government, and distribution industries, he has been instrumental in helping various companies achieve significant performance gains with their DB2 implementations on all platforms. Gunning is a member of the IDUG North American Conference Planning Committee and an Associate List Owner of the DB2-L listserver. Gunning also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania.


About Database-Guys
Database-Guys, formerly known as Database-GUYS Inc., is a privately held corporation that provides the industry standard in breakthrough performance management tools for IBM 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 manager, database, and table activity 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 integrated graphical presentation of key performance information in web browsers; Palm-GUY™, which makes key performance information 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 charge backs and identifying trends. Database-Guys is an IBM Advanced Partner World for Developers member.

Interested parties should contact Database-Guys directly at 1-877-432-4897 (toll free) or 1-585-349-2450 (outside the U.S.), or visit the company's web site at www.breakthroughdb2.com to inquire about the performance tools.

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* Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other products or company names mentioned 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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