Embarcadero Announces New Versions of DBArtisan and Rapid SQL

November 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 1, 2007 – Embarcadero Technologies announced today the general availability of DBArtisan 8.5 and Rapid SQL 7.5, the newest releases of its market-leading, cross-platform database tools. Both tools feature a redesigned user interface, a new query engine, and deeper support for Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and Sybase.

A key feature of DBArtisan 8.5, a cross-platform database administration tool, is a new highly scalable engine that helps DBAs better manage large, complex datasets and produce faster queries. DBArtisan 8.5 also enables DBAs to exploit more features available in Oracle 11g, Sybase 15, SQL Server 2005 and DB2 v9. Also new to DBArtisan 8.5 is a set of user interfaces designed to increase user productivity by simplifying the standardized workflow across platforms. The interfaces enable the product to dramatically decrease the time to market for updates required to support features of existing or future RDBMSs.

“I’ve been using DBArtisan for nearly a decade and I’ve seen as much as a 70 percent increase in productivity, whether I’m using it to administer a server, migrate code between databases or develop new code,” said Michael DePasquale, president of The Michael Allen Group, a provider of front- and back-office financial solutions. “The application allows me to move database objects effortlessly between database types, resulting in even further time savings, which is why I recommend DBArtisan to my clients’ IT staff and why I’m first in line for DBArtisan 8.5.”

Rapid SQL 7.5, an integrated, cross-platform SQL IDE, received similar user interface modifications to increase workflow productivity and enable new database features such as XML datatypes, as well as enhanced SQL editing tools.

“Given their jungle of responsibilities, it’s unreasonable to expect DBAs or developers to become immediately productive on new databases that may be unfamiliar to them,” said Greg Keller, vice president of product management for Embarcadero Technologies. “With DBArtisan 8.5 and Rapid SQL 7.5, we’re enabling our users to be as impactful and productive on the latest databases as they are on those they’ve worked with for years.”

DBArtisan 8.5 and Rapid SQL 7.5 are designed to be extremely scalable in large or complex distributed environments where speed and accuracy are imperative, such as financial institutions, telecommunications companies and government agencies.

Pricing and Availability
DBArtisan 8.5 and Rapid SQL 7.5 are now generally available worldwide. Pricing in North America begins at $995 per user for DBArtisan 8.5 and at $695 per user for Rapid SQL 7.5.
For more information visit http://www.embarcadero.com/products/products.html.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. delivers professional grade database tools that companies use to design, develop and manage databases and the data they contain. According to Gartner Dataquest, Embarcadero is the fastest growing worldwide database design vendor in 2006 based on total software revenue. More than 12,000 customers worldwide and over 90 of the Fortune 100 rely on Embarcadero’s cross-platform tools to reduce complexity, improve productivity and strengthen security. The company’s flagship database tools include: ER/Studio, DBArtisan, Rapid SQL and Change Manager. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia, Munich, Germany and Maidenhead, United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.embarcadero.com.


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