New Products, May 2006

Ease Your Compliance Burden

SoftTree Technologies announced upgrades to its flagship product, DB Audit Expert, which lets you perform real-time auditing and continuous compliance tasks for SQL Server databases. This release includes an interactive user-activity explorer, which lets you view user sessions and activities. In addition, the product's Alert Center lets you monitor multiple database servers and databases and send configurable alerts when your specified conditions are detected. The product also includes centralized audit trails and support for SQL Server 2005. SoftTree Technologies DB Audit Expert 3.0 pricing starts at $329 per database server instance. For more information, contact SoftTree Technologies at 800-289-9256, [email protected], or

Proactively Manage Your SQL Server Environment

BMC Software announced support for SQL Server 2005 in SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server, an enterprise-class backup-and-recovery solution, and BMC Performance Manager for Databases, SQL Server database monitoring and management software. SQL-BackTrack features Point-In-Time Recovery, which lets you identify the time corruption occurred and automatically recover the database to the point before the problem began. SQL BackTrack also includes logical extraction, which lets you recover individual objects directly from the physical backups. Performance Manager lets you manage your entire SQL Server database environment from a single UI, letting you proactively monitor and manage your SQL Server environment. The product identifies potential performance problems by capturing and providing real-time and historical performance information. Pricing for Performance Manager for Databases starts at $975, and SQL-BackTrack for Microsoft SQL Server starts at $1,295. For more information, contact BMC Software at 713-918-8800, 800-841-2031, or

Leverage BI Features

ProClarity announced the general availability of new add-ons for ProClarity Analytics 6.1, which help you take advantage of the business intelligence (BI) features found in the Microsoft platform. These add-ons include ProClarity for Business Scorecard Manager, which lets you investigate the key performance indicators (KPIs) in Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager; ProClarity for Reporting Services, which lets you create Reporting Services reports without opening Visual Studio; ProClarity for SharePoint Portal Server, which displays ProClarity analytic views within a Microsoft SharePoint Portal System; and ProClarity Publishing Server, which lets you create PDF and HTML documents that include ProClarity analytic views and author commentary to provide a comprehensive view of your business. For more information, contact Pro-Clarity at 208-344-1630, [email protected], or

Quickly Schedule SQL Server Express Jobs

Vale Software announced Express Agent, a solution that lets you schedule and run database jobs for SQL Server 2005 Express. Express Agent's wizard helps you create regular database-backup jobs and database-maintenance jobs. Express Agent's UI features event logging, email notification, and the ability to import and export job settings. The product also lets you add, edit, delete, and schedule jobs on multiple servers. Vale Software Express Agent costs $79 but is available at $49 for a limited time. Trial versions are available. For more information, contact Vale Software at 866-775-8253,[email protected], [email protected], or

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