ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software Inc. (Nasdaq: OTGS), a leading provider of online data storage, data access and email management solutions, today announced its new, patent-pending storage management and access software for databases -- DiskXtender(R) Database Edition (DXDB). DXDB offers a powerful solution to the problem of explosive growth of many enterprises' large databases, such as Oracle 8i. OTG's solution virtualizes database storage, reduces total cost of ownership and provides transparent access to both frequently and infrequently accessed data. Database administrators face multiple challenges, including meeting user demand for access to large quantities of data, and increasing database performance, reliability and disaster recovery capability. DXDB enables administrators to address these requirements by integrating any combination of certified storage media into a robust storage management and data access solution. DXDB leverages OTG's storage virtualization technology for UNIX to provide a logical, segment-level view of stored data, enabling seamless end- user access without changes to queries or applications. "OTG Software's DiskXtender Database Edition is revolutionizing the way data warehouse growth is addressed," said Bill Inmon, noted data warehousing expert, in his whitepaper 'Cost Effectively Extending Your Data Warehouse to Infinity with Near Line Storage.'(1) "Possibly the most extraordinary aspect of the product is that it accomplishes its task while providing 100% transparency to the database / data warehouse." "Information is the lifeblood of business, and access to mission-critical information in databases is critical for a company's survival," said Richard Kay, president and CEO of OTG Software. "OTG's latest storage management solution, DXDB, helps enterprises immediately access critical information stored in databases. This solution is aimed at industries that rely on being able to access information when it is needed most, including telecommunications, healthcare and financial services." Transparent Access to Virtually Infinite Database Storage DXDB delivers a highly scalable, online storage solution allowing administrators to expand their database storage capacity virtually without limitation, to multi-terabyte and petabyte levels with true, query-level database transparency. Since DXDB does not require modifications to database structures or schema, users can access all of the data, no matter its age or the frequency of its use, without any changes to SQL queries or applications. In addition, DXDB can improve business intelligence application effectiveness by providing a proven, cost-effective means of expanding online data access. This is most useful for organizations that use predictive models where accuracy is a critical component to the success of the model. Increased Database Performance and Reliability DXDB can aid system and database administrators in increasing database performance and reliability by moving infrequently accessed data within database tablespaces to high capacity, cost-effective storage devices, while maintaining one virtualized view of the database. When infrequently accessed data is queried, the system retrieves the logical segments relevant to that query transparently to the user or application. Migration of infrequently accessed data reduces backup and recovery time, and can improve query performance for active data. Enhanced Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery ability is dramatically improved by storing archive redo log headers on disk, while the rest of the file is on tape or optical media. This, and other DXDB performance enhancing features, can reduce database recovery time from days to hours. An optional DXDB module provides additional disaster recovery capabilities, such as writing additional copies of the data to virtualized storage in remote data centers. Finally, a snapshot capability allows the administrator to make a point-in-time copy of the DXDB filesystem, directory, or individual files and move it to another, possibly remote, database instance for secure storage and accessibility of data. Availability and Pricing DiskXtender Database Edition is available now. Please contact OTG at 800-324-4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the product, supported platforms and pricing. (1) "Cost Effectively Extending Your Data Warehouse to Infinity with Near Line Storage," written by Bill Inmon, published by OTG Software, September 2001. About OTG Software OTG Software provides next-generation data management and collaboration solutions that virtualize storage for any type of data, including files, messages and databases, while providing easy and transparent access. OTG's application-oriented approach supports all platforms with open architecture solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise, and integrate seamlessly to store, track and retrieve information. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, the company has a customer base of over 15,000 organizations and a global network of VARs, distributors, and OEMs. Infinite Storage. Immediate Access.(TM) http://www.otg.com This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking information. 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These risks and uncertainties include: (i) the ability to recruit and retain qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii) market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and adoption rate of Windows NT, Windows 2000, UNIX and Linux (iv) growing competition and (v) our ability to maintain and manage our growth. We undertake no obligation to update or supplement this information. For additional information regarding risk factors that could affect our future results, please refer to the discussions of "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the SEC on March 7, 2001, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, filed with the SEC on August 13, 2001. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X76128286
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