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Embarcadero Performance Center 2.0 Will Extend 24 X 7 Database Monitoring Software to IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, Unix and Windows (LUW)

  • 16 May, 2006 10:56

<p>Upcoming Release of Performance Monitoring Solution Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Provide Customers the Most Comprehensive Database Capabilities for Heterogeneous Environments</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – May 16, 2006 Embarcadero® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a leading provider of strategic data management (SDM) solutions, announced today plans to extend its award-winning 24x7 database performance monitoring to IBM DB2, the most widely used database platform. Performance Center will offer organisations the same customisable thresholds, highly readable status notification, and proactive alerting to DB2 customers it already provides to Oracle, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server customers. With comprehensive performance monitoring for all major database platforms, DBAs will be able to quickly identify performance problems that threaten availability across all major database platforms in one enterprise view, dramatically simplifying the problem of cross-platform database management. Embarcadero Performance Center will be available in the second quarter of 2006.</p>
<p>According to a recent study by Gartner1, more organisations (19.0%) have plans to deploy DB2 than any other database platforms. For all of these new and for existing DB2 deployments, DBAs will need monitoring solutions that help them manage complex environments without increasing the workload. With its non-invasive architecture, easily customised alerting, and clear reporting, Performance Center allows DB2 DBAs to quickly identify bottlenecks and drill-down on specific problems without incurring maintenance costs. The Embarcadero "Health Index" in Performance Center rolls up key statistics into one indicator for at-a-glance performance information. Preconfigured templates for alarm thresholds and notifications as well as user-defined escalation paths simplify the implementation of standard operating procedures for increased efficiency.</p>
<p>Noted Noel Yuhanna, Forrester senior analyst, in a recent report, “Demand for automation will increase. Enterprises will continue to focus on automation and standardisation to improve the operational efficiency of their database environments.” (“Trends 2006: Database Management Systems,” January 12, 2006).</p>
<p>“Many of our customers who are already using Performance Center with other platforms would like to be able to consolidate database performance monitoring into one solution,” said Greg Keller, vice president of product management at Embarcadero Technologies. “With Performance Center 2.0, these customers will be able to see how more of their databases are performing and understand specific issues that might cause downtime from a single solution. This will simplify monitoring for all of their key databases.”</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies</p>
<p>Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a leading provider of strategic data management solutions that help companies to improve the availability, integrity, accessibility, and security of corporate data. Nearly 12,000 customers, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies solutions to maximize their return on corporate data assets and to meet the challenges of explosive data growth, escalating data security requirements, and complex, multi-platform data environments. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, call +61 3 9861 4600 or visit</p>
<p>1“Gartner Study on DBMS Identifies Spending and Deployment Trends,” March 29, 2006, by Colleen Graham and Donald Feinberg</p>
<p>Embarcadero, the Embarcadero Technologies logos and all other Embarcadero Technologies product or service names are trademarks of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to risks related to the acquisitions of companies or technologies and other risks identified in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, those appearing under the caption "Factors that may Affect Future Results" in the Company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. Readers are cautioned not to place undue relevance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Philip Ball
Embarcadero Technologies
Ph: 61 3 9861 4600</p>

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