BMC Software Announces Intent to Support DB2(R) Universal Database V8 on The Mainframe Customer Feedback Plays Role in Development of Industry's Broadest and Most

Advanced Enterprise-Wide DB2 Data Management Solutions



    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.
 
 

SOURCE BMC Software, Inc.

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