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Quest Software Introduces Toad for DB2

To Boost Developer Productivity

Quest Software Inc, a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions, announced a beta version of Quest Toad for DB2, a full-featured database development solution that increases user productivity for SQL development and database object management. This product complements Quest Software's heterogeneous database management family of products designed to improve database performance, availability and manageability from initial design through production. Quest, an IBM Business Partner, will preview the beta version of Toad for DB2 at the IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference in Orlando.

Toad for DB2 is designed to address the needs of the DB2 community of developers so they can rapidly create and execute queries and develop SQL code more efficiently. It also provides utilities for users to import/export data, manage projects and automate stored procedure development. In conjunction with the Toad for DB2 product, Quest supports Toad users by hosting an interactive community of peers and experts.

"We are excited Quest is making Toad available to the DB2 community," said Leon Katsnelson, IBM program director, competitive technologies. "Toad has a strong following in the database development community, especially in Oracle environments. The rapid adoption of DB2 paired with the availability of Toad for DB2 allows application developers and DBAs to now leverage their existing skills when migrating to DB2 or operating in a multi-vendor database environment."

With this release, the Toad family of products is available for Oracle, DB2 UDB, SQL Server and MySQL. Toad for Oracle is considered the de-facto industry standard for Oracle database development and administration.

Quest Software provides two user communities, the Toad community and the Quest Pipelines, to support Quest solutions for DB2 and to help acclimate DB2 users to the platform. The Toad community offers a forum in which users have open communication with Quest Software developers and product managers to provide recommendations on product enhancements. Additionally, with over 12,000 users, the Quest Pipelines are available to anyone seeking database development and administration information from experts on major database platforms.

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