BMC Acquires Mainframe Data Utilities Provider

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BMC Software announced plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with a minimum of outages. CDB's technology includes software utilities for DB2 administration, maintenance, application tuning, and backup/recovery.

"Similar to BMC, CDB has a rich history of innovation in the DB2 market, and we're excited to bring its solutions to BMC customers," said Bill Miller, president of BMC's ZSolutions and Select Technologies business. "Our combined technologies deliver best-of-breed solutions with unparalleled improvements in application availability and cost optimization that solidify BMC's leadership position in the mainframe and DB2 management space."

CDB Software was one of the first independent software vendors to work with IBM DB2, and it has recently architected its products to optimize business availability. Its Reorg solution not only enables efficient DB2 management, but also makes managing large DB2 objects possible and brings application availability to unprecedented levels with virtually no outage. Other noteworthy technologies that help to meet the complex and growing challenges of big data in DB2 include the Auto-Tune and LOBMaster solutions recently introduced by CDB.

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