SBVC-Funded dbDoctor Hatched in HOTBANK Incubator

dbDoctor's Comprehensive Solutions Address Urgent Worldwide

Need for Core Database Management Tools and Services



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from dbDoctor, Inc.

    SUPERIOR, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- dbDoctor, Inc., a leading
 provider and pioneer of state-of-the-art database monitoring and assessment
 services, today announced a first-round investment by SBVC.  To accelerate the
 growth of its core business, dbDoctor has also taken residence in SBVC's new,
 early-stage company facility, HOTBANK Colorado -- with Bradley Feld, principal
 managing director for SBVC, joining dbDoctor's board of directors.
     In a data-centric age, databases are at the "heart" of virtually every
 business.  Due to a chronic shortage of engineering talent, ineffective and
 cumbersome database monitoring tools, and weak communications and planning
 practices, enterprises worldwide face a database "health crisis".  Companies
 are forced to make vital business decisions based on inaccurate or out-of-date
 information as a result of an over-stressed database administration
 infrastructure.
     "Database downtime -- both in terms of hard and soft costs -- is an
 enormous and growing problem today," explains Brent Tucker, president and
 chief technology officer of dbDoctor.  "Clearly, no company can afford these
 costs.  Nor can they afford to use their scarce DBA resources just for
 fire-fighting.  That's why we invented dbDoctor Health Watch."
     dbDoctor's first service offering, Health Watch for Oracle, is a highly
 automated service that monitors the capacity utilization, reliability,
 redundancy and recoverability of Oracle databases.  This Internet-based
 monitoring and assessment service delivers comprehensive trends-based analysis
 to customers without the usual heavy investment in hardware or installation.
     "SBVC invests in high-potential markets, technologies and people.
 dbDoctor delivers on all three accounts," states SBVC's Feld.  "Its highly
 specialized executive team knows database problems and needed solutions
 first-hand.  And its comprehensive tools and services hit the growing global
 problems of database management and integrity head on."
     dbDoctor, originally founded by expert database administrators Brent
 Tucker and James Koopmann, is an outgrowth of their nearly three decades of
 experience providing advanced service solutions and consulting for database
 administration.  It was their extensive exposure to database-related issues
 that allowed them to identify the core problems, and potential solutions,
 unique to keeping mission-critical databases running.
     Rounding out the experienced executive management team, dbDoctor also
 announced today, in a separate release, the appointment of Vandy Van Wagener
 -- formerly of Procter and Gamble -- as CEO, Michael Misheff -- formerly of
 Motorola -- as vice president of Sales & Marketing, and Jim LeJeal --
 co-founder of Evoke -- to its board of directors.
 
     About dbDoctor, Inc.
     dbDoctor, Inc. is headquartered in Superior, Colorado and is a pioneer in
 automated database monitoring and assessment.  The Company's mission is to
 "keep our customers' databases healthy."  Recognizing the static analysis and
 high cost of owning/operating traditional database tools, dbDoctor developed
 its first automated service -- Health Watch for Oracle.  Health Watch monitors
 each database's capacity utilization, performance, reliability, redundancy,
 and recoverability.  It provides database administrators and management the
 forward-looking information they need to get out ahead of exploding database
 needs.  Core reports are delivered automatically everyday by email, with
 additional drill down analysis available via the Web.
 
     For more information, see www.dbdoctor.net.
 
     About SBVC
     SBVC works with the best entrepreneurs to create the most powerful
 companies of the Internet economy.  SBVC has $2.5 billion under its
 management, over 150 leading Internet companies in its portfolio, and an
 unparalleled investment team of former CEOs and entrepreneurs, technology
 pioneers, senior executives from major technology corporations, and leaders
 from the investment banking community.  Companies in its portfolio include Art
 Technology Group, BUY.COM, E*TRADE, Interliant, iPrint.com, Net2Phone,
 PeoplePC, Preview Systems, Support.com and TeraBeam Networks.
 
     For more information, see www.sbvc.com.
 
 

SOURCE dbDoctor, Inc.
    SUPERIOR, Colo., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- dbDoctor, Inc., a leading
 provider and pioneer of state-of-the-art database monitoring and assessment
 services, today announced a first-round investment by SBVC.  To accelerate the
 growth of its core business, dbDoctor has also taken residence in SBVC's new,
 early-stage company facility, HOTBANK Colorado -- with Bradley Feld, principal
 managing director for SBVC, joining dbDoctor's board of directors.
     In a data-centric age, databases are at the "heart" of virtually every
 business.  Due to a chronic shortage of engineering talent, ineffective and
 cumbersome database monitoring tools, and weak communications and planning
 practices, enterprises worldwide face a database "health crisis".  Companies
 are forced to make vital business decisions based on inaccurate or out-of-date
 information as a result of an over-stressed database administration
 infrastructure.
     "Database downtime -- both in terms of hard and soft costs -- is an
 enormous and growing problem today," explains Brent Tucker, president and
 chief technology officer of dbDoctor.  "Clearly, no company can afford these
 costs.  Nor can they afford to use their scarce DBA resources just for
 fire-fighting.  That's why we invented dbDoctor Health Watch."
     dbDoctor's first service offering, Health Watch for Oracle, is a highly
 automated service that monitors the capacity utilization, reliability,
 redundancy and recoverability of Oracle databases.  This Internet-based
 monitoring and assessment service delivers comprehensive trends-based analysis
 to customers without the usual heavy investment in hardware or installation.
     "SBVC invests in high-potential markets, technologies and people.
 dbDoctor delivers on all three accounts," states SBVC's Feld.  "Its highly
 specialized executive team knows database problems and needed solutions
 first-hand.  And its comprehensive tools and services hit the growing global
 problems of database management and integrity head on."
     dbDoctor, originally founded by expert database administrators Brent
 Tucker and James Koopmann, is an outgrowth of their nearly three decades of
 experience providing advanced service solutions and consulting for database
 administration.  It was their extensive exposure to database-related issues
 that allowed them to identify the core problems, and potential solutions,
 unique to keeping mission-critical databases running.
     Rounding out the experienced executive management team, dbDoctor also
 announced today, in a separate release, the appointment of Vandy Van Wagener
 -- formerly of Procter and Gamble -- as CEO, Michael Misheff -- formerly of
 Motorola -- as vice president of Sales & Marketing, and Jim LeJeal --
 co-founder of Evoke -- to its board of directors.
 
     About dbDoctor, Inc.
     dbDoctor, Inc. is headquartered in Superior, Colorado and is a pioneer in
 automated database monitoring and assessment.  The Company's mission is to
 "keep our customers' databases healthy."  Recognizing the static analysis and
 high cost of owning/operating traditional database tools, dbDoctor developed
 its first automated service -- Health Watch for Oracle.  Health Watch monitors
 each database's capacity utilization, performance, reliability, redundancy,
 and recoverability.  It provides database administrators and management the
 forward-looking information they need to get out ahead of exploding database
 needs.  Core reports are delivered automatically everyday by email, with
 additional drill down analysis available via the Web.
 
     For more information, see www.dbdoctor.net.
 
     About SBVC
     SBVC works with the best entrepreneurs to create the most powerful
 companies of the Internet economy.  SBVC has $2.5 billion under its
 management, over 150 leading Internet companies in its portfolio, and an
 unparalleled investment team of former CEOs and entrepreneurs, technology
 pioneers, senior executives from major technology corporations, and leaders
 from the investment banking community.  Companies in its portfolio include Art
 Technology Group, BUY.COM, E*TRADE, Interliant, iPrint.com, Net2Phone,
 PeoplePC, Preview Systems, Support.com and TeraBeam Networks.
 
     For more information, see www.sbvc.com.
 
 SOURCE  dbDoctor, Inc.