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Embarcadero DBArtisan Delivers Most Comprehensive Third-Party Support for All Major Database Operations

  • 27 September, 2004 14:59

<p>New Version of DBArtisan and DBArtisan Workbench Significantly Extends DBA Solutions for DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – 27 September, 2004 – Embarcadero® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a provider of data lifecycle management solutions, today announced extended database administration and analytic functionality across all major database platforms with the release of Embarcadero DBArtisan® and DBArtisan Workbench 8.0. This major new release enables advanced performance, space, and capacity analysis for IBM® DB2® UDB and Sybase® ASE environments, making it the only fully integrated database administration tool for DB2 UDB, and the most comprehensive administration product on the market for Sybase. With this release, Embarcadero further strengthens its superior third-party offerings for SQL Server® by introducing Backup Analyst™ for Microsoft® SQL Server. Version 8.0 also extends monitoring of Oracle® RAC environments, and is the first third-party solution to provide full performance metrics for Oracle Database 10g.</p>
<p>“As a high-profile, electric utility company, we rely on Embarcadero DBArtisan to manage multiple tasks and meet service-level agreements with ease,” said David Wojcik, senior systems developer for Green Mountain Power Corporation in Vermont. “I am tasked with building and maintaining a work management and outage system, and I can’t imagine doing this without the help of DBArtisan’s productivity enhancing features. Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.0 allows us to continually stay ahead of the learning curve regardless of database version or platform, and is a key tool that ensures power stays on 24x7 in northwestern Vermont.”</p>
<p>“The release of DBArtisan and DBArtisan Workbench 8.0 solidifies Embarcadero’s stronghold on the DBA desktop,” said George Kaponay, director for Asia Pacific at Embarcadero Technologies. “Comprehensive support for all major database platforms has been a strategic initiative for Embarcadero from day one, and with version 8.0, we are delivering critical new functionality for DBAs working in each of these environments across the enterprise.”</p>
<p>The Most Comprehensive, Fully Integrated Administration Solution Available for IBM DB2 UDB, Sybase ASE, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server
DBArtisan Workbench 8.0 extends performance, space, and capacity management functionality to the DB2 UDB Open Systems and Sybase ASE platforms. This release’s diagnostics, correction mechanisms, and historical analysis and forecasting features improve the efficiency and productivity of DB2 UDB and Sybase DBAs, allowing them to more quickly identify and resolve key database and performance issues as well as understand their future database needs. DBArtisan’s performance, space, and capacity analysis functionality has been available for the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server platforms since DBArtisan 7.3.</p>
<p>“Embarcadero is dedicated to IBM DB2 and Sybase professionals, and we are the only vendor to offer the breadth and depth of features for these platforms,” said Schumacher. “DB2 UDB Open Systems and Sybase DBAs now have the performance, space, and capacity analysis tools to enable them to be proactive about detecting and resolving key database issues before they become a problem.”</p>
<p>New Backup Analyst for Microsoft SQL Server
With DBArtisan 8.0, Embarcadero also introduces Backup Analyst for Microsoft SQL Server, a high performance backup and recovery engine that provides storage compression, reduces backup and recovery times, and provides powerful encryption security options for SQL Server DBAs who need an enterprise solution for their growing backup and recovery needs. A new management user interface is now completely integrated with DBArtisan’s administration console, and a command line interface allows DBAs to use Backup Analyst functionality in any SQL script. (Please see related press release, “Embarcadero Introduces High-speed Backup and Recovery for SQL Server Database Professionals,” September 27, 2004.)</p>
<p>Extended Support for Oracle RAC and Oracle 10g
Embarcadero DBArtisan and DBArtisan Workbench also offer enhanced performance management facilities for Oracle Real Application Clustering (RAC) environments and Oracle Database 10g. Embarcadero supports the monitoring of Oracle RAC environments (Oracle 8.0 and higher) and is the first third-party vendor to support the new performance diagnostics in Oracle 10g. Oracle users can leverage the new response and wait-time metrics that were introduced in Oracle 10g. These metrics allow Embarcadero Performance Analyst users to track SQL and bottlenecks over time, and provide deep drilldowns to pinpoint the “who, what, when, and where” of performance-related problems.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero DBArtisan
Award-winning Embarcadero DBArtisan is the leading database administration solution for managing Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 for Open Systems, and IBM DB2 OS/390 and z/OS. Its rich feature set helps database professionals maximise the availability, performance and security of databases throughout the enterprise. Embarcadero DBArtisan enables DBAs to concurrently manage multiple databases from a single graphical console, creating dramatic productivity gains.</p>
<p>Embarcadero DBArtisan and DBArtisan Workbench 8.0 are available now. To download a free evaluation copy, please visit the Embarcadero download centre at http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads. For more information and pricing on DBArtisan, DBArtisan Workbench, and other products from Embarcadero, visit the Embarcadero Technologies website at http://www.embarcadero.com, contact sales at +61 3 9861 4600, or send an email to sales.au@embarcadero.com.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions that help companies build, optimise, test, and manage their critical data, database, and application infrastructures. Nearly 11,000 companies, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Embarcadero Australia employs seven staff in the Australia/New Zealand region and continues to develop and launch products into the Asian markets through both direct sales and a rapidly expanding reseller channel. For further information call +61 3 9861 4600 or visit http://www.embarcadero.com.</p>
<p>Media Relations Contact:
Alex Murphy
Account Manager
Markom Marketing
alexmurphy@markom.com.au
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>

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