SOURCE: GridApp Systems

May 05, 2008 09:00 ET

"From Administration to Automation: The Next-Generation Database" GridApp Webinar Featuring Jasmine Noel of Ptak, Noel & Associates

Complimentary Webinar Discusses Administering the Evolving Database

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - GridApp Systems, Inc. (www.gridapp.com), the leading provider of database automation software and solutions, today announced that Jasmine Noel of Ptak, Noel & Associates will host a complimentary Webinar on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT) entitled, "From Administration to Automation: The Next-Generation Database."

Jasmine Noel, analyst for Ptak, Noel & Associates, and Matthew Zito, chief scientist of GridApp Systems, will address changes that have taken place in the data center over the past year. The session will also discuss challenges that have arisen and equip IT teams responsible for the database with best practices for confronting these issues.

More than ever, the industry is realizing the efficiency that automation tools can afford data centers -- made evident from the purchases of Opsware by HP and BladeLogic by BMC. Automating the database tier is the next stop in the data center automation road map. According to Jasmine Noel, a single Database Administrator (DBA) manages 18-25 databases and the market is continuing to grow by 10% annually, which for many companies means the addition of two new DBAs per year. This system is not scalable and with the use of database automation software, companies will be able to increase the database to DBA ratio to make their existing staff more productive.

The Webinar will address:

--  Industry growth trends and organization implications
--  New automation technologies and ways to increase efficiency in the
    data center
--  Introduction to GridApp's Clarity Actions™ released earlier this
    year which can automate administrative database tasks
    

Registration for the Webinar can be completed at: https://gridapp.webex.com/gridapp/j.php?ED=103187747&RG=1&UID=0.

About Ptak, Noel & Associates

Ptak, Noel & Associates is a leading analyst firm addressing converging IT trends and how to leverage them. Founded by industry veterans Richard Ptak and Jasmine Noel, the team combines a deep technical competence with an understanding of the decision-making and operating processes within corporations. Experience that both vendors and IT professionals benefit. These skills, combined with nearly 40 years of hands-on experience addressing IT challenges, enable Ptak, Noel & Associates to help its clients understand the implications of multiple technology and business trends, and create successful go-to-market and solution implementation strategies.

About GridApp Systems

GridApp Systems is a leading provider of database automation solutions to help businesses gain control of their heterogeneous database infrastructures. Currently supporting hundreds of customer installations worldwide, across multiple industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, education, eCommerce, and technology, GridApp's market leading products and services have helped businesses deploy and better manage their critical database assets. GridApp Systems automates to help drive businesses forward. For more information, visit www.gridapp.com.

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