Oracle Corp. is moving to centralize systems management, monitoring and performance-analysis operations for users of its databases and middleware.
At its OracleWorld conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle plans to announce the latest version of its Enterprise Manager software. Company officials said Version 4.0 will let IT staffers proactively monitor their Oracle database installations, from the underlying hardware to end-user devices.
Version 4.0 will also add the ability to view various performance benchmarks, such as query response times, through a single user interface, Bonvanie said. In addition, it can track what software patches a user has installed and how well they're performing.
IBM is building self-tuning and self-management capabilities into an upgrade of its DB2 database that's due out this month, and Microsoft Corp. claims to have embedded similar features in its SQL Server software.
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