SOURCE: GridApp Systems, Inc.

May 07, 2007 07:00 ET

GridApp Systems Establishes New Paradigm in Database Automation With the Introduction of Patchworks

Database Industry's First Automated Patch Management Service Reduces Time, Cost & Security Risks

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- GridApp Systems, Inc. (, the leading provider of database automation software and solutions, today announced the introduction of Patchworks, the industry's first automated service that builds, certifies, and delivers custom patching workflow bundles; reducing the time and cost associated with frequent patch deployments. Patchworks mitigates security risks and the "cost to patch" by delivering customized patch packages via download that are created and pre-tested according to company standards. Companies can now patch with more confidence while reducing time and administrative costs.

As more databases are deployed to support growing business requirements and multiple patches are continually released by all major database vendors, the challenge of managing the patching process efficiently, economically, and securely grows far more difficult. Since the start of 2007, Oracle alone has issued 39 critical patch updates for the database, many of which addressed serious vulnerabilities that could be easily exploitable. For some organizations with particularly large and complex environments, quickly keeping pace with the latest patch updates can mean the difference between being hacked or keeping mission critical data secure.

Patchworks delivers a stand-alone service focused exclusively on streamlining the patching process. Instead of spending weeks scanning for patches, building workflow, pouring over lengthy "Read Me" files, and testing patches against existing environments, Patchworks assumes the burden by providing automated patch customization, patch validation, and a simple one-click patch deployment. Regardless of the size or frequency of the required patching job, Patchworks makes the process quick, safe, and more predictable.

"Patchworks takes on the difficulty associated with the entire patching process, assuring fast and successful patch deployments," said Jason MacDonald, Product Manager for GridApp Systems. "By establishing pre and post-scripts that are customized and properly tested according to company standards, organizations can reap the benefits of a simplified patch process and have confidence that quality assurance is built into every patch."

Patchworks supports Oracle and MS SQL Server and will be generally available in June 2007 on an annual subscription basis. Pricing and information can be found at or call GridApp Systems at 646-452-4100 or email to

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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

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