Computer Associates Delivers Roadmaps For Newly Acquired PLATINUM Product Lines

Business Software Leader Details Plans of Extensive R&D and Support

Jul 20, 1999, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    NEW ORLEANS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CA-WORLD -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) (CA) today outlined an aggressive research and
 development program to extend the products and technologies obtained in its
 recent acquisition of PLATINUM technology International, inc.
     In roadmaps distributed at CA-WORLD 1999 and PLATforum, CA unveiled
 details of its commitment to enhance and extend the PLATINUM products and
 integrate those technologies with CA solutions to rapidly deliver tangible
 benefits to clients.
     "Less than two months after completing the largest software acquisition in
 history, we are pleased to detail our plans to extend, enhance and integrate
 PLATINUM product lines with CA solutions," said Yogesh Gupta, CA senior vice
 president of product strategy.  "The synergies between the product lines are
 truly outstanding."
     According to Gupta, CA's strategy is to seamlessly meld CA and PLATINUM
 resources to help organizations radically improve all aspects of application
 development, data management, security, and e-commerce.
     The roadmaps cover application development, data warehousing and business
 intelligence, enterprise performance and database management, DB2 solutions,
 job management, and security.  A synopsis follows:
     Application Development -- Leveraging PLATINUM's best-of-breed solutions
 for managing application development and deployment, CA will deliver ADvantage
 TND to improve design and deployment of a new generation of business
 applications.  The ADvantage TND solution suite seamlessly integrates with the
 Jasmine TND infrastructure, enabling shared services across tools to have the
 same powerful implementation and ease of use.
     Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence -- PLATINUM's strengths in the
 data warehousing, data mining, and data modeling spaces will extend CA's
 industry-leading Unicenter TND and Jasmine TND solutions to provide a unique
 warehousing solution, DecisionBase TND.  DecisionBase TND addresses the full
 spectrum of warehousing needs: analysis and design, deployment, asset and
 inventory, and intelligence and visualization.  DecisionBase TND will also
 exploit ADvisor TND, extending this technology from its roots as an
 application life cycle tool to provide a new Web portal to support warehouse
 development and deployment as well as delivery of business intelligence.
     Enterprise Performance and Database Management -- CA will integrate
 PLATINUM technologies with CA's Unicenter TNG Framework and Jasmine TND to
 create a new solution suite, ManageIT, to provide the most comprehensive
 performance and database management solutions on the market.  ManageIT
 solutions address the critical issues of monitoring and management of
 databases, applications and their underlying systems from a "business process
 management" perspective.
     DB2 Solutions -- CA will leverage PLATINUM's leadership in the DB2
 management space by providing a comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions
 that enable clients to reduce the time, effort and human error involved in
 implementing, maintaining and maximizing the availability of efficient DB2
 applications.  As part of this far-reaching commitment, CA will deliver
 production releases of DB2 solutions that exploit DB2 Version 6 --including
 backup and recovery, database administration, database design, fast utilities
 and database performance management/analysis.  CA will extend the DB2 solution
 family with CA-Insight for monitoring the DB2 runtime environment.  In
 addition, DB2 customers will benefit from the Unicenter TNG agent for DB2, and
 integration with the Unicenter TNG infrastructure.
     Job Management -- The integration of AutoSys with CA's scheduling
 solutions will deliver the most sophisticated and comprehensive job management
 for today's enterprise.  CA will continue to market the AutoSys job management
 as a stand-alone solution.  By integrating AutoSys Job Vision and CA's Job
 Flow Technology, CA will deliver visualization for both the static definitions
 as well as the dynamic status of job-streams.
     Security -- CA will aggressively enhance PLATINUM/MEMCO SeOS and Single
 Sign-On security solutions through new features and functions and integration
 with CA security offerings.  In addition, CA will offer eTrust, a broad-based
 solution that supports customers' e-business initiatives with the industry's
 most comprehensive portfolio of integrated security, privacy and trust
     The roadmaps are available at and
 from local CA offices.
     "The more our clients know about our products and offerings, the better
 they will be able to take advantage of them," said Gupta.  "With that in mind,
 we encourage our clients to make full use of the roadmaps as they prepare
 their own IT strategies for the new millennium."
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA), the world leader in
 mission-critical business computing, provides software, support and
 integration services in more than 100 countries around the world.  CA has more
 than 14,000 employees and had revenue of $5.3 billion in fiscal year 1999.
     For more information about CA, please call 516-342-5224 or email  CA's World Wide Web address is
     All referenced product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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