Quest Acquires ApexSQL to Enhance Information Management Business Solution Offerings

Quest Software, a provider of systems management, data protection, and security software, has acquired ApexSQL, provider of SQL Server development and database tools. ApexSQL will join the Quest Information Management business unit, which is dedicated to helping companies manage, monitor, and move their data and database infrastructures across traditional databases, open source databases, both on-premise and in the cloud. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to Quest, the acquisition of ApexSQL strengthens its Information Management business unit’s portfolio of solutions, which support a range of applications and database platforms, including SQL Server, as well as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.

Additionally, the acquisition introduces opportunities to engage with prospects, customers, and partners who are looking for automated tools to better manage SQL Server workloads and ensure their data meets compliance requirements.

“DBAs and developers tell us they need reliable tools to manage and secure an increasingly heterogeneous database environment,” said Kathleen Owens, president and GM, Quest Information Management. “Microsoft SQL Server is a vital part of our customers’ database solution mix and adding the ApexSQL portfolio into our proven SQL Server database management solutions builds on our commitment to help customers manage their SQL Server database environment. Quest will continue to be steadfast in its commitment to develop and expand solutions across a variety of database types to ensure we deliver the solutions customers need to better manage, protect, and ensure optimal performance across multi-database environments.”

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