Photo Release -- BMC Helps BMW Put Mainframe Into Overdrive

Photo Release -- BMC Helps BMW Put Mainframe Into Overdrive

BMC Launches New Data Management Solutions for IBM DB2 11 and IMS 13,Provides
       "Day One" Support for the Industry's Powerhouse Database Servers

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Maker of the "Ultimate Driving Machine" Chooses BMC Data Management Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BMC Software, the global
leader in IT management solutions, today announced that renowned automaker BMW
is implementing the new BMC Data Management solutions for IBM DB2^® 11 on
z/OS^®. The BMC solutions were launched today in support of the general
availability of IBM DB2^® 11and IMS^™13.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

"Day One" support is critical for the world's largest IT departments, a great
many of which rely heavily on BMC Data Management solutions. BMC works to
ensure that its solutions are available, tested, and production-ready when
customers need them. An early collaboration between BMC and BMW ensured the
auto giant was ready to go day one to take full advantage of the new Data
Management and DB2 features.

Large companies like BMW often find that upgrades to existing products impact
numerous components of their global operations. The BMC commitment to customer
satisfaction throughout the rigorous development process -- combined with
constant innovation -- results in uninterrupted service to the BMC global
customer base. The Data Management solutions are the 7th mainframe innovation
from BMC in the last year.

                              Key Points to Know

  *In a recent customer survey, 99 percent of BMC Data Management customers
    state that the solutions generate value for their businesses. The early
    support for IBM DB2 11 and IMS 13 extends the value that customers have
    come to expect from BMC mainframe IT solutions.
  *The new BMC Data Management solutions deliver early support for enhanced
    continuous availability, scalability, and security, as well as lower CPU
    consumption and sophisticated business analytics capabilities for the IBM
    DB2 11 and IMS 13 products.
  *BMC Data Management solutions for DB2 and IMS deliver cost optimization
    and high availability for mainframe database environments.
  *Early support for IBM DB2 11 database includes:

    *DB2 Extended LRSN/RBA
    *Additional zIIP-eligible workloads
    *Support for all modes ranging from CM to NFM
    *Other enhancements that reduce CPU usage

  *Early support for IBM IMS 13 includes:

    *IMS connectivity enhancements
    *Online Alter function for IMS HALDB and Fast Path databases (DEDB)
    *Database versioning
    *DBRC enhancements
    *Enhanced log, storage, and infrastructure support
    *Native SQL support for COBOL
    *Additional support for Java, SQL

  *BMC Data Management for DB2 and IMS are industry-leading database
    management offerings that provide a 2X performance boost at half the
    resource cost of alternative mainframe solutions. The BMC solutions are
    fully validated for the latest IBM database releases, enabling customers
    to quickly reduce costs and increase performance and agility through
    dramatically enhanced performance management, database administration, and
    backup and recovery capabilities.
  *See the infographic.
  *Read the blog.

                           Supporting Perspectives

DB2 Product Manager, BMW Group/Automotive:

"As the maker of the 'ultimate driving machine^®,' BMW knows a lot about how
to deliver high performance. BMC Software has delivered superb support to us
in advance of the new DB2 release. We look forward to continuing to use the
BMC Data Management solution to reduce costs and improve productivity as we
move IBM DB2 11 into production."

Jonathan Adams, Vice President of Data and Select Technology, BMC Software:

"There's a reason why BMC Software is the global leader in value optimization
for the mainframe. We have a long track-record of helping customers solve IT's
toughest challenges with a wide array of innovative, powerful solutions. The
rigorous development process at BMC ensures day one delivery of products that
customers can count on to support their critical business applications."

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