Quest Software Launches First Development Tool for Multiple DB2 Platforms

Quest Toad for DB2 now supports DB2 z/OS to enable cross-platform skills migration

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., September 12, 2006 -- Quest Software, Inc. today announced version 2.0 of Toad™ for IBM DB2®, now including support for DB2 z/OS. Toad for DB2 is the first product to provide developers, database administrators (DBAs), and business analysts with a single development environment for DB2 Linux, Unix, Windows (LUW), and z/OS. Toad for DB2 decreases the need for in-depth knowledge of DB2 z/OS. Users no longer have to develop using the manual methods that have traditionally been the only choice for developers working on DB2 z/OS.

“We see an increasing number of customers working in multi-platform database environments, and they have been asking us to add support for DB2 z/OS,” said Billy Bosworth, director of database product management, Quest Software. “Toad for DB2’s support of DB2 z/OS illustrates Quest’s dedication to offering a heterogeneous tool for database development and management. With its intuitive graphical user interface, Toad increases user productivity and enables them to leverage their skill set from one environment to another.”

With Toad for DB2, users will have the same benefits whether they are using DB2 for LUW or DB2 for z/OS. The new version of Toad for DB2 has new features including:

  • Analyst Edition: Offers capabilities useful to business analysts, including read-only access to all databases, a report generator, easy data analysis using pivot tables, and at-a-glance views of data using the master detail browser.

  • Object Filters: Increase usability and reduce the time spent navigating through large databases by allowing users to set advanced filters so that only objects of interest are retrieved.

  • Toad Security: Allows administrators to customize the Toad user interface based on the users’ profile so access is limited to the functionality and data necessary to complete daily tasks.

  • Embedded IBM DB2 Client and Connect: Streamlines installation with embedded DB2 client software and DB2 Personal Connect.

“We expect most enterprises with large mainframe environments to grow these deployments through 2009, thus increasing the need for software to manage these environments,” wrote Ruggero Contu, senior research analyst, Gartner, in a July 27 report, “IT Operations Management Software by Platform: Mainframe Management Software Still Showing Growth.”

Pricing and Availability Toad 2.0 for DB2 is available now with North American pricing starting at $800 (USD) per seat. More information on Toad for DB2 can be found at

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software helps organizations deliver, manage and control complex database environments through award-winning products for Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, and MySQL. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at

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Forward Looking Statements: This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that might be considered forward-looking statements, including statements concerning the availability and market acceptance of this new version of Toad for DB2. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including: the impact of adverse changes in general economic conditions on our relationships with customers, strategic partners and vendors; reductions or delays in information technology spending; variations in demand or the size and timing of customer orders; competitive conditions in our various product areas; rapid technological change; risks associated with the development and market acceptance of new products and product strategies; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies and/or technologies; fluctuating currency exchange rates and risks associated with international operations; the need to attract and retain qualified employees; and other risks inherent in software businesses. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

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