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

HOUSTON, January 27, 2015BMC 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 24x7 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."

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