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"Flight Deck will soon become the DBA's best friend."

Scott Hayes
President
Database-Guys


Member of PartnerWorld for Developers

Database-Guys Launches Flight Deck Version 1.2 for IBM DB2 UDB for UNIX & Windows

ROCHESTER, NY - (May 10, 2002) - Database-Guys, the industry leader in performance management tools for IBM DB2 UDB*, announced today the release of the latest version of Flight Deck™, version 1.2. Flight Deck, the first application of its kind to integrate DB2 UDB control and management through a web browser, includes new features, highlighted by the power to monitor performance data across multiple DB2 environments. This release also marks the advent of Flight Deck for DB2 on Microsoft® Windows® platforms.

Database-Guys has enhanced Flight Deck with the ability to monitor multiple databases across multiple nodes/instances at a glance. Flight Deck now includes a user-customizable window in which DB2 and operating system statistics for multiple instances, databases, and nodes can be compared on one screen.

"In today's business, database administrators are required to monitor and manage performance data from many databases across multiple DB2 instances and nodes in an instant," said Scott Hayes, president and founder of Database-Guys. "The volume of data that needs to be meticulously analyzed in order to troubleshoot bottlenecks can be astounding. Flight Deck streamlines the detection of bottlenecks in the system down to an instant." Hayes added, "Now the DBA can more quickly determine where to apply the solution. Flight Deck will soon become the DBA's best friend."

Another feature of the new version is advanced SQL statement search capability. Flight Deck provides the option to search for all SQL statements that have been executed against a table, regardless of whether an alias name or view was used. This allows for more extensive and accurate search results, since the search is not limited to the exact table name string.

This version of Flight Deck also supports DB2 UDB on Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. Flight Deck has been available for DB2 UDB on UNIX since its release last year.

"We're thrilled to be able to provide such a powerful application for DBAs who are using DB2 in Windows environments," stated Hayes. "They have been anxious for this kind of performance management tool on this platform, and Database-Guys has come to their rescue."


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.

*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.

Microsoft Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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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