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Posted Nov 12, 2002

PocketDBA 2.0 Supports Top Three Databases

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Expand Beyond Corp. on Monday announced the latest release of PocketDBA(TM) mobile software for database administration, which supports Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 UDB databases. With PocketDBA, organizations can control any number of the world's top three databases from a single wireless console, be it laptop, tablet or PDA. PocketDBA for Oracle and SQL Server is available today, while the DB2 UDB version will be released next month.

Mobile control of the IT enterprise is quickly becoming a necessity for organizations running business-critical applications like sales force automation, customer relationship management, or Oracle financials. With Expand Beyond mobile software, companies can ensure 24x7 system and application availability. The Expand Beyond suite of mobile software includes PocketDBA for database administration and PocketAdmin(TM) for network systems administration. PocketDBA enables enterprises to monitor, manage and troubleshoot databases -- securely and in real-time. PocketAdmin mobile software provides full SSH command and control over servers and network systems.

"Our business depends on our IT systems. They need to be running optimally around-the-clock," said Jason Labowitz, President, Entertainment Earth, the nation's largest online collectibles Web site. "Within the first week of use, we were able to use PocketDBA to quickly fix a major technical glitch that interfered with the sale of one of our top products. Clearly, PocketDBA will be a requirement for our business going into the future."

"Extending the PocketDBA mobile database management solution beyond just Oracle, to SQL Server and DB2 is a strong move for Expand Beyond," said Kevin Burden, Program Manager and Research Analyst at IDC. "As enterprises purchase mobile applications, they will be looking for multi-platform solutions to manage the heterogeneous systems that make up their IT infrastructure."

In related news, Oracle Corporation has announced their entry into the mobile database management market with EM to Go. PocketDBA and EM to Go are very different solutions. PocketDBA works off the shelf without any additional costs and supports not only Oracle but SQL Server and DB2 UDB as well, or 83 percent of the DBMS market. EM to Go enables the mobile management of only Oracle databases, and requires both Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle's 9i Application Server Wireless.

The complete press release is available at http://www.xb.com/news/pressroom/pr/pr_111102.php.

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