HOUSTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leader in enterprise management, today announced its intent to fully support DB2 Universal Database (UDB) V8 on zSeries. As the leader in managing the DB2 environment, BMC Software is reconfirming its commitment to providing customers with the broadest and most advanced enterprise-wide DB2 UDB data management solutions as they migrate from version 7 to follow-on versions. "When considering migrating to new versions, support from vendors such as BMC is definitely a factor in our decision-making process," said Tricia Maupin, DBA manager, Corporate Systems Incorporated. "Corporate Systems provides sophisticated Property/Casualty risk management information software services and products that help clients improve productivity, increase efficiencies, and provide higher levels of customer service. To ensure this high level of service for our clients, it is critical that regardless of the platform we are working on, we are afforded data management solutions such as BMC's that ensure our systems remain available at all times." BMC Software has been working closely with its customers to better understand their needs so it can support them in a timely manner. To obtain a clear understanding of these needs, BMC Software is participating in IBM's Early Vendor Program for DB2 UDB for z/OS, V8. As an active participant, BMC Software is taking part in the testing of DB2 V8 in its early release stage. BMC Software is also supporting customer participants in their V8 Early Support Program (ESP) activities; this includes planned delivery and support during the ESP of specific BMC Software products for validation in DB2 UDB for z/OS, V8 customer environments. "Understanding our customers' needs is critical to both our success and theirs," said Gene Austin, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Data Management, BMC Software. "We want our customers to know that, regardless of the version they choose to implement, we are committed to understanding and meeting their data management needs with the broadest, most advanced set of data management solutions." DB2 UDB for z/OS, V8 is an integral part of Project Golden Gate, the company's blueprint for bridging the gap between mainframe and distributed environments through a single point of control. With the continued roll-out of products for both mainframe and distributed database management environments, BMC Software is ensuring that all customers, regardless of the platform they operate on, are able to leverage its technology to assure availability of their critical data and applications. For additional information on BMC Software's data management solutions, please visit http://www.bmc.com/solutions/database / About BMC Software BMC Software, Inc., is a leader in enterprise management. The company focuses on Assuring Business Availability(R) for its customers by helping them proactively improve service, reduce costs and increase value to their business. BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications and databases. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and is a member of the S&P 500, with fiscal year 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion. Visit www.bmc.com to learn more. BMC Software, the BMC Software logos, and all other BMC Software product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of BMC Software, Inc. DB2 is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corp. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective companies.
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