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Bradmark Announces the General Availability
of NORAD for DB2 UDB

HOUSTON — July 31, 2003 — Bradmark Technologies, Inc. an established provider of enterprise monitoring and database administration tools, today announces the General Availability of its NORAD® suite for IBM’s DB2 Universal Database (DB2 UDB). This significant release represents the culmination of two years intensive effort by Bradmark’s in-house development team.

NORAD is a fully integrated suite of tools designed to help the DBA monitor and maintain a single relational database environment or an enterprise of hundreds of disparate servers and databases. NORAD is the most comprehensive product suite on the market for maintaining database and system availability. “ The acceptance of IBM’s DB2 UDB database is growing extremely rapidly and this announcement positions Bradmark to take advantage of this marketplace,” stated Steve Hayward, Vice President of Bradmark’s R&D team, “We are very proud of the results of the past two years development effort.”

The new release NORAD version 2.00.09 consists of DBControl for DB2 UDB and NORAD Surveillance DB for DB2 UDB. NORAD® DBControl™ allows DBAs to manage and control their databases. By speeding up and simplifying routine tasks, this powerful tool reduces errors and increases productivity. NORAD DBControl for DB2 UDB allows a DBA to easily manipulate the structure of large DB2 tables (e.g., drop columns, reorder columns). For very large tables, options are provided to set commit intervals, or utilize the DB2 Load facility. For enterprises where sites are dispersed around the world, NORAD DBControl contains an enhanced schema evolution functionality that allows users to propagate schema changes on multiple-objects to many different databases. This very powerful feature facilitates coordination of schema changes from a central location or allows each local administrator to perform the job.

NORAD® Surveillance™ DB is another component of Bradmark’s NORAD suite of high availability products. It is a real-time monitoring tool capable of overseeing the entire database environment. With NORAD Surveillance DB, a database administrator can monitor Bufferpool Statistics, Lock Activity, Application Resource Utilization, SQL Statement Activity, Tablespace Capacity Utilization, Table I/O rates and more. Additionally, the DB2Diag.log file and Archive log can be scanned for error conditions. The operational monitoring capabilities can be used to generate alerts when critical situations arise, such as Blocked Applications or Databases that have gone down. Real-time performance views can be used to diagnose current activity in the database without writing custom scripts.

NORAD Surveillance DB and NORAD DBControl support DB2 UDB versions 7.2 and 8.1, and are available direct from Bradmark Technologies or through its worldwide network of distributors.

With the availability of NORAD for DB2 UDB, Bradmark now supports all of the main database environments, including Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server.

About Bradmark Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 1981, privately-held Bradmark Technologies, Inc. develops, markets, sells and supports data management solutions that provide anytime ¸ anywhere access to managing database, application and operating system components. BradmarkÔs innovative product suites detect and prevent problems before they adversely affect productivity, ensuring that IT environments are up and operating at peak performance. Headquartered in Houston, Bradmark has offices in San Jose, California, Seattle, Washington, London, Munich, and The Netherlands. Additionally, Bradmark reaches global audiences through a network of Channel Partners and International Distributors. For additional information, visit