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Aldon Partners With SQL Farms to Bring Process-Driven ALM to SQL-Centric Databases

Aldon Partners With SQL Farms to Bring Process-Driven ALM to SQL-Centric Databases

EMERYVILLE, CA and RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/22/08 -- Aldon, the leading provider of process-driven application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today announced a strategic technology partnership with SQL Farms, a leading provider of database management tools for large IT environments with multiple Microsoft® SQL databases. The partnership is aimed at delivering change management to database administrators (DBAs) and developers that will simplify code development across multiple databases and applications, increase process automation and synchronize IT departments.

The database is one of the most critical corporate assets for any organization and managing multiple ones can be very challenging and time consuming. Even more challenging can be bringing database objects to an application. Until now, that process has been tedious and manual for both the DBAs and developers because the database lifecycle lives completely separate from the application development lifecycle. The Aldon and SQL Farms combined technology delivers a solution that will seamlessly integrate the database with the application -- eliminating manual issues while providing proper change management to assure database integrity at each stage of development and application administration.

SQL Farms delivers a comprehensive database management solution, SQL Farms Combine(TM), which automates the development, quality assurance, production change management and code release process of database development, bringing best practices to database development. Aldon delivers a powerful change management solution, Aldon Lifecycle Manager, which provides automated and streamlined management of software development with automated workflow and processes and full multi-tier inventory management of source code, software development artifacts, metadata, configurations and components. Most importantly, Aldon Lifecycle Manager is able to integrate database development straight into the application development lifecycle. With SQL Farms and Aldon working together, DBAs and developers gain increased visibility, better process management, integrity and predictability to the development of a database bringing with it all benefits of an ALM solution. Users will be able to:

-- Manage and control development processes across multiplatform
   applications and database objects

-- Coordinate deployment and changes to database servers in conjunction
   with code changes to application servers

-- Ensure code and database changes integrity in different development
   environments (quality, integration, production)

-- Implement proper prioritization and workflow process of incidents and
   change requests on database object changes

"SQL Farms is thrilled to work with Aldon. We share the same methodology of lifecycle process automation which made this strategic partnership a natural choice," said Dr. Omri Bahat, co-founder and director, SQL Farms. "As a standalone, SQL Farms increases productivity and automation for DBAs, but when you add Aldon to the mix the impact is tripled. Together we can help IT departments better address rapid business change and be a real asset to their organization."

The partnership also represents an opportunity for companies to synchronize developers and DBAs into one core process-centric solution for better management control. All too often DBAs are disconnected from the rest of the development process and working without process automation, leaving CIOs to manage many groups from many different systems despite a constant cross-over of responsibilities. Aldon's process-driven ALM eliminates that silo effect because it can automate and manage change to both the application lifecycle and database objects. The integrated solution also provides an automated, traceable audit trail, so management can ensure that proper controls are in place to meet regulatory obligations.

"For Aldon, delivering continuous improvement and process management across every facet of IT operations is our ultimate objective," said Matt Scholl, president and COO, Aldon. "Partnering with a company like SQL Farms helps us to deliver on that goal. We're truly impressed by SQL Farm's technology and excited to bring it to the ALM world."

For more information on Aldon's database change management capabilities, please visit http://www.aldon.com/solutions/standards/database.aspx.

The Aldon Suite

The Aldon ALM solution provides IT business process automation, requirements management, software configuration management, multiple version management and software deployment to companies worldwide. Built to address complex multi-platform environments as well as the needs of geographically distributed IT organizations, the Aldon Suite gives companies a defined, repeatable, measurable and traceable process for every stage of their application and services development. The integrated suite is comprised of Aldon Lifecycle Manager, Aldon Deployment Manager and Aldon Community Manager.

About Aldon

Aldon is the leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, bringing the benefits of process-driven application change management to IT, and accelerating the delivery of mission-critical business applications. Aldon ALM solutions support today's agile organizations by enabling IT teams to greatly improve their products' time to market, reduce business disruptions, achieve regulatory compliance and increase return on investment. More than 1,300 companies, including 70 of the Fortune 100, rely on Aldon ALM solutions for enterprise software configuration and change management for their IT business processes. Established in 1979, Aldon is headquartered in Emeryville, California and maintains 16 offices worldwide serving more than 40 countries. For more information, please visit www.aldon.com.

About SQL Farms

SQL Farms, Inc develops agile change and configuration management, deployment solutions, and distributed data collection capabilities for Microsoft SQL Server environments and datacenters. SQL Farms' software tools enable database administrators (DBAs) and developers to easily manage and control SQL Server installations across the enterprise, move code from Development to Test and to Production in both connected or disconnected and secure networks, as well as easily collect data from multiple SQL Servers and instances for monitoring and reporting applications. For more information, please visit http://www.sqlfarms.com.

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