VERITAS Software has launched a new product called VERITAS Storage Extension that monitors and increases database performance on EMC platforms. VERITAS Storage Extension uses EMC's open API to link VERITAS's Indepth application performance management software with EMC arrays. VERITAS Indepth lets IT administrators optimize the performance of database software such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM's DB2 Universal Database (UDB) that run storage arrays from EMC, HP, Hitachi, and IBM. The new product lets customers tune and customize applications and databases for optimal performance in an EMC environment.
   VERITAS is targeting the solution at replacing EMC's DB Tuner software. The extensions display performance metrics from EMC Symmetrix storage products for Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2 UDB software and from EMC CLARiiON storage arrays for Oracle and SQL Server. "With VERITAS Storage Extension and other components of the VERITAS i3TM APM software, IT managers will be able to optimize applications by rapidly detecting, diagnosing, and enabling correction of performance problems by monitoring every transaction in real time, from the end-user through the storage array," said Robert Maness, VERITAS senior director of product marketing. +