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

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

Embarcadero Technologies, a database development, administration, and optimization tool provider, 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.

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 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 which 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 a discount 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. More information is available at www.embarcadero.com.