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Confio Software's Ignite 8 Gains Momentum Within Oracle DBA Community

BOULDER, Colo. Sept. 21, 2010 - Just six months after its official launch, Confio Software today announced that Ignite 8, the company's award-winning performance analysis tool, has helped hundreds of DBAs identify, analyze, and resolve the most complex and costly database performance problems. Nearly 90 percent of Confio's Oracle customer base has upgraded to Ignite 8 representing over 10,000 monitored Oracle instances worldwide.

Developed for DBAs, database developers and IT managers, Ignite 8 goes beyond basic server health metrics to build a complete performance picture using response-time analysis and historical trend analysis.

"Ignite 8 was designed to give DBAs a complete picture of their Oracle performance issues and prioritize steps for resolution," said Don Bergal, chief operating officer at Confio. "Based on the tremendous adoption in the Oracle community and feedback from our long-term customers, we are delivering beyond their expectations."

Oracle DBAs and database developers interested in learning more about Ignite 8 are encouraged to visit Confio Software's booth (#127) at Oracle OpenWorld, Sept. 20-22 at the Moscone Center South. Confio will be 'turning up the heat' on Oracle performance with a Char-Broil® Red® infrared grill grand prize giveaway and other prizes for winners of Confio's own Cornhole game (everyone's favorite BBQ game).

To further demonstrate its commitment to helping DBAs and the database community, in May Confio unveiled IgniteFree, the only free response-time based performance analysis tool. Confio's IgniteFree uses the same agentless, low-load monitoring technique as Ignite 8 to identify performance bottlenecks deep inside Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 or Sybase systems. IgniteFree is focused on real-time monitoring, showing only the last hour of response time, server resources, query and session statistics. Longer history and advanced features are not included in IgniteFree, but users needing more history or reporting capabilities can download a free trial of Confio Ignite 8 at IgniteFree can be downloaded at no cost at

About Confio Software

Confio Software develops database performance solutions that improve service and reduce the cost of operating databases and the applications that depend on them. Confio is known as the leading database monitoring innovator. Their flagship product, Ignite, uses response-time analysis, which focuses on improving response-time so users do not wait on their IT systems. Since the company's founding in 2002, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit

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