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Quest Central for DB2 Compliments DB2 Database Management

Burnham, Bucks., May 8, 2001 – Quest Software, a leading provider of application management solutions, today announced support for IBM’s DB2* Universal Database, version 7.2, with Quest Central™ for DB2, a robust database management solution.
“DB2 has become a popular choice for business’ most critical enterprise applications. The support of Quest Software further emphasises the market momentum we’re experiencing with partners,” said Jim Kelly, vice president of marketing for IBM Data Management Solutions. “Quest Central enables customers to leverage the strengths of their DB2 environment, not only to increase productivity, but also to decrease the learning curve for customers new to the DB2 platform.”
Quest Central for DB2, released in October 2000, empowers DB2 database administrators (DBAs) to perform complex database management tasks including performance monitoring, database administration, space management, and SQL tuning, all from a single console. Quest Central supports new functionality found in DB2, including the ability to manage identity columns, SQL procedures and tablespace sizing parameters, with additional enhancements to be released later this year.
“When customers are selecting an underlying database, they should ensure that it's supported by tools that enhance management and increase DBA productivity," said Mark Shainman, market research analyst for Meta Group. "Companies delivering solutions that
support DB2 and can immediately help organisations automate tasks that are taxing its DBA staff should prove to be a valuable asset."
“We have seen an upswing in momentum for the selection of DB2 by companies worldwide,” said Simon Pearce, managing director at Quest Software (UK) Limited. “With the rapid adoption of DB2, the demand for management solutions that enhance DBA productivity is increasing. We are excited to be able to support IBM and their growing customer base.”

Quest Central for DB2 is a powerful database management solution that offers distinct functionality and focuses on critical aspects of DB2 database management. Quest Central and its components provide consistent features across multiple platforms, allowing DBAs of any background or skill level to manage DB2 on a UNIX, Linux, OS/2 or Windows platform.

About Quest Software
Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions and maximise the performance of enterprise applications. Businesses and consumers alike have come to expect instant access to information and Quest Software provides solutions to ensure this availability. Quest Software (UK) Limited, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software, Inc (Nasdaq:QSFT). Based in Irvine, California, Quest Software has offices worldwide and over 1,600 employees. For more information, visit www.quest.com.

Quest Central is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc.
*Indicates trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation

Editorial Contacts

Claire Thatcher
Quest Software (UK) Limited
Tel: 01628 601000
Fax: 01628 664030
Email: cthatcher@uk.quest.com

Jim Crowther
Ad-Lib International Limited
Tel: 0118 9744189
Fax: 0118 9745066
Email: jim@adlibinternational.com


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