Oracle Database Professionals with Large, Globally Distributed Environments Get Improved Performance Monitoring with Ignite 8.3

  Oracle Database Professionals with Large, Globally Distributed Environments
  Get Improved Performance Monitoring with Ignite 8.3

   Introduced at COLLABORATE 13, the latest version of Confio Ignite drives
enhanced database monitoring and greater collaboration between operations and
                              development teams

COLLABORATE 13

Business Wire

BOULDER, Colo. -- April 8, 2013

Today Confio Software released version 8.3 of its award-winning Ignite
database performance monitoring software. Ignite 8.3 feature enhancements were
developed specifically for database administrators (DBAs) who work with large
database deployments, proactively monitoring large numbers of instances around
the world.

For environments with enterprise wide authentication, security and compliance
needs it also supports Microsoft Active Directory Server authentication.

In addition to enabling Oracle DBAs to better manage and monitor their global
enterprise database environments, Ignite 8.3 provides the tools to foster
greater collaboration between development teams and operations. Ignite
provides database developers with direct visibility to production, staging and
test servers so they can witness the real behavior of their code hitting
loaded databases. This level of visibility makes developers self-sufficient –
removing the need for a DBA middle man – and ensures that performance
considerations are built-in to all new developments so the end result is
reliable for users.

“Ignite 8.3 creates bridges in enterprises where operations, development and
database performance are running in a 24/7 global environment,” said Don
Bergal, chief marketing officer for Confio. “Connecting teams of developers
and DBAs worldwide has proven to be highly effective in bringing new
applications to market faster and delivering a higher performing end-user
experience.”

One example of how Ignite has driven productivity and improved performance is
at Indiana University (IU). By implementing Ignite, IU was able to unite its
performance management – including database, VM and physical host indicators –
into one comprehensive, single-pane view, giving the University the ability to
safely share performance information across DBAs, developers and system
administrators.

“This seamless collaboration across our development and operations teams not
only ensured that we could solve performance issues quickly, but the
single-pane view of Ignite helped us break down silos and integrate processes
so that everyone is working together, rather than in their own box,” said Dan
Young, manager of enterprise database administration for Indiana University.

Confio will demonstrate the many features of Ignite 8.3 at booth No. 813 at
COLLABORATE 13, taking place April 7–11 in Denver. Those who visit Confio’s
exhibit can see first-hand new features in Ignite 8.3 including:

  *Ignite Central – Perfect for managing larger, distributed environments,
    Ignite Central provides a unified dashboard of both database performance
    and alert status across all database servers.
  *Active Directory Integration – For companies that have embraced Windows
    Server Active Directory to manage domain users and security settings,
    Ignite 8.3 integrates directly to allow domain users to login and use
    Ignite, dramatically simplifying the authentication process.
  *Alert groups - An alert group simplifies the maintenance of alerts, while
    ensuring consistent alerting across multiple database instances.
  *Pre-configured Oracle alerts – With Ignite 8.3 Confio introduces new
    preconfigured alerts, allowing Oracle DBAs to quickly select and implement
    an alert, saving them valuable time and improving process standardization.

For more information about Confio's solutions for Oracle DBAs, developers and
IT managers, please visit www.confio.com.

About Confio Software

Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for
DBAs, developers and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed
problem resolution and reduce cost of IT operations. Confio’s flagship
product, Confio Ignite™, improves software development and service delivery
for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase
databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers.
Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the
past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are
developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more
information visit www.confio.com.

Contact:

Four Corners Communications for Confio
Claire Mylott, 303-455-0933
claire.mylott@fourcornerscomm.com