SERENA Software’s DB2 and IMS Options for Startool

SERENA Software Inc. (Burlingame, Calif.) will offer options for DB2 and IMS for its StarTool file and data management solution. StarTool is a member of the SERENA FULL.CYCLE Enterprise Solution, an integrated set of software products, open cross-platform architecture and consulting services, which enables businesses to manage software changes across the enterprise at any phase of the application life cycle.

This support not only extends the market for StarTool to developers of DB2 and IMS based applications, but also to large organizations that require a single product to manage the delivery of critical applications regardless of the underlying database (i.e., VSAM, DB2 or IMS).

"With DB2 and IMS playing such an important role in many companies’ computing environments, having a cost-effective solution for development to edit and test these databases is essential," says Mike Egan, Program Director for META Group’s Enterprise Data Center Strategies. "Product suite offerings, such as SERENA’s, that include this capability, provide customers with an attractive enterprise solution."

StarTool for DB2 is scheduled for availability during the fourth quarter of ’99; StarTool for IMS, during the first quarter of 2000.