Centerfield Technology Releases Database Essentials 2.0

Centerfield Technology Inc. (Rochester, Minn.) announces the immediate availability of Database Essentials 2.0--Advanced Performer Server.

A database management server, Database Essentials 2.0 speeds the deployment of J.D. Edwards's One World, SSA's BPCS, PeopleSoft, MAPICS and other SQL-based applications and also reduces the costs of these products. In addition, Database Essentials 2.0 simplifies and automates administrative tasks associated with SQL and query-based database environments.

Advanced Performance Server optimizes the database and the DB2 UDB for AS/400 query engine. It recommends and facilitates index management, database activity tracking and analysis, and gives customers insight into overall system performance from a database perspective.

"Effective use of the available indexing strategies on the AS/400 is important to a well-performing system," says Kent Milligan, lead DB2 technologist for IBM's AS/400 Partners in Development. "Centerfield Technology's Advanced Performance Server makes it easy to quickly analyze and maintain production level databases."

-- J. Martin