Bradmark Announces the General Availability of DBControl 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 DBControl 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.
DBControl 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. DBControl 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.”
How Much Downtime Can You Afford?
Published in DM Review; June 2002
In the past, only a few applications
were considered critical enough to require high availability.
These were usually found in large companies in selected industries
such as financial services and telecommunications.
More recently, as
new technologies such as the Internet have emerged, businesses
have introduced many new applications that would not have been
possible even a year or two ago. These new applications have
improved productivity, provided better information to decision-makers
and increased the speed of business transactions. But they
have also made companies much more dependent on their computer
systems. Many more businesses than ever before cannot operate
effectively if key applications are down.
new global market makes demands on information technology systems
around the clock. At any time of day, it’s the prime
business hour somewhere in the world. The Internet and electronic
commerce allow people to order goods and services at any hour.
With traditional database reorganization methods, international
companies with geographically dispersed users cannot avoid
locking out some of their users.
Fortunately, Bradmark now offers DBControl
Online, a solution for high database availability
that will allow your organization to achieve a competitive
edge. The database/transaction services layer usually requires
a large, central database that dictates a highend, scalable
server system to support high transaction activity and
large amounts of storage capacity. Constant additions,
deletions and updates can cause data to become disorganized.
When databases are disorganized, retrieving data involves
extensive CPU, I/O and elapsed time and is costly in terms
of time, money and end-user productivity. To reduce these
costs, data must be reorganized.
Traditionally, the benefits of
reorganizing have been weighed against the loss of data availability.
At one time, when a company needed to perform a reorganization
other database maintenance, its DBA would have to find a time when the database
usage was low to provide enough downtime to stop objects and deny users access
to data to perform a reorganization. The growing demand for greater data access
is making scheduled downtime increasingly difficult and undesirable. DBControl
Online allows greater access to Oracle data while reorganizations and structural
changes take place.
DBControl Online is more than
just a reorg tool. DBControl Online performs online structural
changes, online partition management, security administration,
schema management, trend analysis and SQL tuning of Oracle
databases. The easy-to-use GUI allows DBAs to change storage
parameters, move tables to new tablespaces, and reorganize
indexes while users remain online and the system remain functional.
Integrated into DBControl is the ability to alert or dispatch
other tasks based on status changes or the completion of an
online job. DBControl can keep the DBA informed as to the status
of online tasks via email, a page, SNMP traps or running any
program or script.
DBControl Online lets DBAs use maintenance windows for other hardware and software
tasks such as back-ups, installations and upgrades. Since you can now
run reorgs during the day, there is no longer a need to have a DBA on call at
night in case something happens to your reorganization job. Finally, DBControl
allows DBAs to
take nights, weekends and holidays off!
Bradmark Technologies is the established
market leader in Online Database Management™. Bradmark
is unique in delivering tools that enable DBAs to implement
structural change and perform database reorganizations without impacting user
productivity or application availability. While other vendors provide tools for
database change management or reorganization, none delivers the integrated technologies
necessary to support today’s global 24x7 businesses. By also providing
an integrated suite to address operating system and database monitoring and management,
Bradmark is delivering solutions for those companies where there’s no time