Embarcadero Updates Database Tools for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2

By: Tim DelChiaro

Abstract: New layers of functionality make it easier for DBAs and developers to manage, build and optimize databases more efficiently

 

Embarcadero Updates Database Tools for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2

New layers of functionality make it easier for DBAs and developers to manage, build and optimize databases more efficiently.

SAN FRANCISCO  Embarcadero Technologies, long known for providing database development, administration and optimization tools for all major DBMS platforms, is adding capabilities to the tools in its DB PowerStudio suite. Enhancements include features for optimizing SQL with fewer clicks, new database and schema change management functionality, improved reporting features and faster performance across all tools. Together, these enhancements make it easier for DBAs and developers to improve database performance and to carry out their work with greater efficiency.

“DBAs and developers can face 100 different tasks in a day, and these tasks are harder if their tools are outdated or insufficient to handle a range of jobs,” said Scott Walz, senior director of product management for Embarcadero. “With the latest innovations and improvements provided by our database tools, we're helping them attack every task with the best technologies to streamline their work and deliver the efficiencies their organizations demand.”

Each of the four updated database tools, including DB Optimizer XE2, DB Change Manager XE2, DBArtisan XE2 and Rapid SQL XE2, are available individually or together in the comprehensive DB PowerStudio suite. DB PowerStudio combines functionality for advanced database administration, development and performance tuning, and is available for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2. Key enhancements per product in the new XE2 versions of these tools include:

DB Optimizer XE2:

Updates include revamped profiling reporting that allows users to export PDF and HTML session reports and share them with others, an enhanced SQL tuning interface that reduces the number of clicks necessary to optimize poor-performing SQL, and improved performance for Sybase ASE and DB2.

DB Change Manager XE2:

Updates include job importing and exporting functionality for job sharing, a new table dependencies option for schema comparisons, and optimized schema archive job performance for improved usability and scalability.

DBArtisan XE2:

Updates include support for the latest versions of Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2, enhanced Unicode options, and additional datasource/server functionality.

Rapid SQL XE2:

Similar to DBArtisan XE2, updates include support for the latest versions of Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2, enhanced Unicode options, and additional datasource/server functionality.

All of the new XE2 tools come with Embarcadero AppWave technology. AppWave enables users to access the tools from any Windows desktop instantly, without requiring a conventional install. It also allows organizations to track and manage license usage to minimize licensing costs and maximize team productivity.

Availability and Pricing
Embarcadero XE2 database tools are available now for individual purchase or at more than a 70 percent cost savings when purchased together as part of the DB PowerStudio suite. North American pricing for Rapid SQL XE2 begins at $750, DB Optimizer XE2 and DB Change Manager XE2 begin at $795 each, and DBArtisan XE2 for a single DBMS platform begins at $1,100. DB PowerStudio for major database platforms begins at $770 for the Developer Edition and $1,545 for the DBA Edition on SQL Server. Pricing for DB PowerStudio XE2 with support for Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase ASE and DB2 is priced at $2,495 for the Developer Edition and $5,495 for the DBA Edition. For more information and pricing, please visit: http://www.embarcadero.com/

About Embarcadero Technologies 
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at www.embarcadero.com.

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