BMC Software� and GoldenGate Software Form Alliance to Deliver Industry's First Complete Data Management and Real-Time Data Synchronization Solution

September 3, 2003

[From BMC Software, Inc. ]

HOUSTON - (Sept. 2, 2003) - BMC Software. Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leader in enterprise management, and GoldenGate Software, a leader in Global Data Synchronization, today announced a sales, marketing and technology alliance. The alliance enables BMC Software to extend its SmartDBA data management portfolio with the addition of GoldenGate's data synchronization capabilities, creating the industry's first complete data management and real-time data synchronization solution for heterogeneous environments. IT organizations benefit from the alliance by being able to add vital data synchronization to what is already the broadest range of data management technology available from a single vendor. The combined solution makes it possible for BMC Software to assure the performance, availability and recoverability of data while enabling customers to conduct real-time data replication, synchronization and migration for true data availability across mixed environments.

"The addition of data synchronization to our SmartDBA portfolio extends our mission of providing customers solutions that enable continuous availability of data," said Bill Miller, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Data Management Division, BMC Software. "Adding the ability to handle data movement and real-time bi-directional synchronization across all common distributed database platforms was fundamental in our alliance with GoldenGate and provides a solution no other vendor can offer customers today."

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