GridApp Systems

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GridApp Systems, Inc.
Industry Computer software
Founded 2002
Headquarters New York City, New York, USA
Key people
Rob Gardos, Chairman & CEO, Shamoun Murtza, CTO, Matthew Zito, Chief Scientist, Dan Cohen, Dir. of Development, Eric Gross, Mr. Database
Products BMC Bladelogic Database Automation
Slogan "Automating Database Operations"

GridApp Systems, Inc. was a database automation software company. It was purchased by BMC Software in December, 2010.[1]

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in New York City, GridApp Systems was the brainchild of five former employees of, Rob Gardos, Shamoun Murtza, Matthew Zito, Dan Cohen, and Eric Gross. The five realized that 85% of the routine tasks performed by database administrators could be automated,[2] decreasing critical errors and improving productivity; all five continue to function as GridApp’s CEO, CTO, Chief Scientist, Director of Development, and Mr. Database respectively.

GridApp's flagship product is GridApp Clarity, which has won the following awards and recognition:

  • SearchSQLServer - 2006 - "Performance and Tuning" Category - Silver [3]
  • ServerWatch - 2008 - "Automation and Compliance" category - Silver[4]
  • CODiE - 2008 - "Best Database Management Software" category - Finalist[5]
  • EMA - 2008 - "EMA Rising Star"[6]