Quest Software Boosts Database Performance and User Productivity with Quest Central for Oracle 5.0

December 8, 2004

[From Quest Software Inc.]

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2004 - At Oracle OpenWorld, Quest Software Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and Windows management solutions, today announced version 5.0 of Quest Central® for Oracle, an integrated set of performance management tools for database administrators (DBAs). This new release offers enhanced Performance Analysis and support for Oracle RAC and Oracle E-Business applications, while embracing Quest's strategic approach for high performance (see related announcements dated today).

Effective data collection and analysis is essential for identifying and correcting performance issues. Quest Central for Oracle 5.0 includes enhanced Performance Analysis for Oracle, which collects and stores a comprehensive history of the SQL workload and database activity to provide database administrators (DBAs) with the ability to analyze, diagnose and report on problems. This greatly enhances DBA productivity by allowing them to rapidly identify bottlenecks, anomalies and application trends - learning what happened in the past in order to predict performance in the future by looking for conditions that might result in a performance issue.

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