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Bocada Reports for Oracle Duty

Bocada Inc. is broadening its backup reporting capabilities to cover specific applications, beginning with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN).

Bocada next week will announce the RMAN module for its Backup Report product, with similar modules in the works for Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange and SQL Server, and for IBM Corp.'s (NYSE: IBM) DB2. Analysts expect competitors to follow closely with their own versions as backup reporting vendors try to extend their reach.

Bocada is among a handful of startups, also including Crosswalk Inc., Illuminator Software, ServerGraph Inc., Tek-Tools Inc., and WysDM Software Inc., trying to take advantage of reporting gaps in the dominant backup software applications.

Bocada's Backup Report gives customers automated reports about the success and failure rates of an enterprises backups. It currently supports the major backup products, such as Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) Net Backup and Backup Exec, EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC)
Legato, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) OpenView, and Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) (NYSE: CA) ArcServe.

According to Bocada marketing VP Drake Pruitt, Bocada targeted databases and Exchange with its add-on modules because they’re among the applications customers most often back up to disk.

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