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IBM Introduces DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite

Optimizes System Utilization and Eases Administration for Dynamic Warehousing

ARMONK, NY - 28 Nov 2007: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced a suite of integrated software to help customers better manage the performance of IBM data warehouses. The new DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite provides advanced capabilities for reporting and analysis of data and system utilization that will help enterprises more quickly and easily deploy, manage and scale Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouse applications.

IBM's new performance management offering makes it easier for companies to maximize their underlying system resources and takes advantage of the recently-announced extreme workload management features in DB2 Warehouse 9.5. The software also helps customers effectively manage complex Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehouse environments via a comprehensive, end-to-end monitoring approach that provides insight on all aspects of the data lifecycle: from data movement processes, database and system configuration, code quality to user and application behavior and growth pressures.

To further the capabilities of DB2 Warehouse Performance Management suite, IBM is partnering with Appfluent Technology Inc. to deliver a comprehensive data warehouse lifecycle management solution that combines the Performance Optimization feature already available in DB2 Warehouse with the new Performance Monitoring feature that takes advantage of Appfluent's monitoring and workload analysis software.

By combining the non-disruptive query monitoring technology and workload analysis capabilities of Appfluent's software with the monitoring, deep analytics and optimization features of DB2 Warehouse, IBM can provide customers with critical insight needed to manage the lifecycle of user-activity, applications, systems and processes.

Several large organizations, such as Ingenix, a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, are already finding value in the combination of these technologies. "IBM and Appfluent are enabling us to gain a better understanding of the usage and performance of our Data Warehouse environment," said Nancy Grimaldi, vice president, Shared Data Warehouse, Ingenix, United Health Analytics. "This combined solution will allow the enterprise IT team to be more responsive and agile to the business needs while continuing to contain costs."

"The new Performance Management Suite will further enhance our dynamic warehousing initiative, providing our clients with the industry's most comprehensive tools for maximizing the performance of their data warehouse," said Arvind Krishna, Vice President IBM Data Services. "These new capabilities will deliver unprecedented insight for IBM customers to better manage their BI and data warehousing applications and infrastructure."

IBM's new DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite has been specifically designed to make it easier for organizations to grow their data warehousing environments and handle increasing needs for business intelligence across the organization. This technique enables organizations to understand the impact of various business intelligence applications on their underlying information infrastructure and better manage and support their data warehouse growth.

"IBM Business intelligence and data warehousing customers will now be able to benefit from Appfluent software as part of a complete DB2 Warehouse solution," said Frank Gelbart, President and CEO, Appfluent Technology. "As a result, IBM customers will gain new insight and guidance to improve their application and database performance, efficiently manage their resources, and effectively scale their data warehouse environments."

For more information on DB2 Warehouse Performance Management Suite and IBM's dynamic warehousing initiative and offerings visit: http://www.ibm.com/bi

For more additional information about Appfluent Technology visit: http://www.appfluent.com

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Lizette Kodama
IBM Media Relations
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lkodama@us.ibm.com

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