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"... an innovative and powerful solution for our customers."

Lauren Flaherty
Vice President of Marketing
IBM Data Management Solutions


Member of PartnerWorld for Developers

Database-Guys First to Deliver 24x7 Wireless Database Administration Tool for IBM DB2 UDB

ROCHESTER, NY - (February 27, 2002) - Demonstrating its forward-thinking technology, Database-Guys announced today the release of Palm-GUY™, a web clipping application which enables anytime, anywhere access to a IBM DB2* Universal Database from a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Palm-GUY makes DB2 UDB performance information and control pervasively available, a first for the IBM DB2 market. With this breakthrough application, database administrators (DBAs) can monitor, analyze, and swiftly react to DB2 UDB performance issues from anywhere, at any time.

Palm-GUY is a web-enabled, wireless mobile solution designed to work on the wireless Palm VIIx PDA. DBAs now have the freedom to manage DB2 UDB at their convenience. Palm-GUY features many of the same performance management capabilities as Database-Guys's product line, including bufferpool and table performance, tablespace utilization, operating system statistics, SQL analysis, and more. Authorized users now have the ability to force off problem user queries or applications, run operating system commands, create indexes, run utilities, issue GRANT and REVOKE statements, and run almost any SQL statement from their Palm VIIx.

"These days, 24x7 business applications require 24x7 support," said Scott Hayes, president and founder of Database-Guys. "Your business application availability is only as good as your ability to rapidly understand, react to, and resolve performance issues. Palm-GUY is the first to provide DB2 UDB database administrators the opportunity to be in total control of DB2 databases at all times, and to be equipped to provide outstanding 24x7 service agreements."

"Today's e-businesses require not only round-the-clock database availability but tools to flexibly manage their systems from anywhere at any time," said Lauren Flaherty, vice president of marketing, IBM Data Management Solutions. "The availability and manageability characteristics of IBM's DB2 database, coupled with the remote management capabilities of Database-Guys's Palm-GUY, represent an innovative and powerful solution for our customers."


About Database-Guys
Database-Guys, formerly known as Database-GUYS Inc., is a privately held corporation that provides the industry standard in 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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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.

* 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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