BMC Boosts DB2 Market Lead with Technology Acquisition

Portfolio Provides Game Changing Improvements in Mainframe Automation, Control and Performance for DB2 Databases

HOUSTON, January 27, 2015 – BMC Software today announced plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed industry-leading utilities for managing IBM® DB2® databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to help its customers transform IT into a competitive advantage for their business.

CDB’s technology complements BMC’s existing mainframe data management portfolio, which includes software utilities for DB2 administration, maintenance, application tuning, and backup/recovery. The integrated BMC portfolio will give DB2 customers an advantage as they manage ever-larger DB2 objects and real-time transaction volumes in a digital 24×7 world.

“Similar to BMC, CDB has a rich history of innovation in the DB2 market, and we’re excited to bring its solutions to BMC customers,” said Bill Miller, president of BMC’s ZSolutions and Select Technologies business. “Our combined technologies deliver best-of-breed solutions with unparalleled improvements in application availability and cost optimization that solidify BMC’s leadership position in the mainframe and DB2 management space.”

CDB Software was one of the first independent software vendors to work with IBM DB2, and it has recently architected its products to optimize business availability. Its Reorg solution not only enables efficient DB2 management, but also makes managing large DB2 objects possible and brings application availability to unprecedented levels with virtually no outage. Other noteworthy technologies that help to meet the complex and growing challenges of big data in DB2 include the Auto-Tune and LOBMaster solutions recently introduced by CDB.

For more information, see the overview presentation: “Taking the Next Step Forward in DB2.”

Analyst perspective
Carl Olofson
Research vice president, Application Development and Deployment, IDC:

“The acquisition of CDB Software is a game changer for BMC in the DB2 solutions space. The addition of CDB’s mainframe DB2 utilities to BMC’s portfolio will enable BMC customers to realize significant DB2 performance benefits and cost controls combined with BMC’s extensive z System management capabilities, all from a single vendor.”

About BMC
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