October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Idera's SQL Diagnostic Manager Wins 2008 Application Design Award

Idera Praised for Understanding Customer Needs

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows, today proudly announced that its SQL diagnostic manager™ product is the winner of the 2008 Application Design Award from the Nielsen Norman Group, a usability consulting company. The awards recognize the 10 best-designed application user interfaces worldwide.

The report announcing the winners said, although the applications had different purposes and audiences, the common thread was that each company had "thoroughly investigated their intended domain, extracted the key tasks and designed for their vision of the key users."

Idera's SQL diagnostic manager was praised for its ability to provide value to both inexperienced and experienced SQL Server database administrators (DBAs). "Because they spent time understanding how successful DBAs perform their job, they lay out the interface in a way which supports their users' tasks. They provide the data that experienced DBAs need to resolve issues, while also stepping less experienced users through the process," the report says.

According to the report, SQL diagnostic manager was also recognized for its ability to handle large quantities of data through "clever graphical summaries and progressive disclosure."

"In every aspect, from sales to product download to usability, we are thinking about the user experience and how better to serve our customers," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "Our product teams work tirelessly to develop top-notch products and this award is proof of their talent and effort."

About SQL diagnostic manager

SQL diagnostic manager is a powerful performance monitoring and diagnostics solution that proactively alerts administrators to health, performance or availability problems within their SQL Server environment from a central console. SQL diagnostic manager minimizes costly server downtime by providing agent-less, real-time monitoring and customizable alerts for fast diagnosis and remediation of SQL Server performance and availability problems. SQL diagnostic manager also pinpoints common performance issues such as worst-performing code, and provides extensive historical metrics for in-depth trend analysis.

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for proactively managing, administering, and securing the Microsoft Windows Server infrastructure. Idera's solutions help companies ensure performance and availability while also reducing tedious administrative tasks and expense. Idera's solutions include: Security and Compliance Management, Performance and Availability Management, Backup and Recovery, and Change and Configuration Management. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. SQL diagnostic manager and Idera are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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