[From BMC Software, Inc.
HOUSTON - (March 2, 2004) - BMC Software, Inc., [NYSE: BMC], a leading provider of enterprise management, today announced its continued support for current and future versions of DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for z/OS. In anticipation of the impending release of IBM's DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8 (V8), BMC Software is unveiling its nine-month roadmap of DB2 UDB for z/OS V8-supported SmartDBA data management solutions that span the areas of performance, administration and recovery. BMC Software's timely support is intended to coincide with its customers' deployment schedules, ensuring the mission critical solutions they rely upon from BMC Software are available as they migrate to this new version.
As an active participant in IBM's DB2 UDB for z/OS V8 Early Support Program, BMC Software has been working with IBM and DB2 UDB mainframe customers worldwide since fall 2002 in preparation for this release. BMC Software has also conducted numerous worldwide customer surveys to better understand its customers' planned deployment schedules and the functionality they require. The information gathered was used to prioritize resources to ensure the SmartDBA data management solutions deemed most critical by customers support DB2 V8 in approximately 90 days of its general availability release.
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