Latest Release of Oracle SQL Developer Offers New Usability Features and Support for Oracle Data Mining and Oracle Spatial

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle SQL Developer 3.0.  The new release focuses on ease of migration, improving development and database administrator (DBA) tasks, and introduces support for Oracle Data Mining and Oracle Spatial. A free graphical tool for database development, Oracle SQL Developer Release 3.0 is downloadable from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 introduces new and enhanced usability features that help improve the productivity of DBAs and developers of all experience levels, including a DBMS Scheduler, a new graphical editor helps users create, manage and plan programs, schedules, jobs and a variety of other objects; a SQL Tuning Advisor  that analyzes high-volume SQL statements and offers tuning recommendations to developers writing queries;  and a Query Builder, providing a simple-to-use drag-and-drop interface for building queries.

The new Oracle Data Miner extension for Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 is a workflow based graphical user interface for data mining that enables data analysts to build and evaluate multiple data mining models, apply models to new data and enable predictive insights across the enterprise. 

The new spatial data management feature provides an SQL schema and functions that facilitate the storage, retrieval, update, and query of collections of spatial features in Oracle Database 11g enabling users to visualize query results in a map view.  In addition, users can display layers on a map depending on the queries executed as well as drag and drop tables onto a map for quick display.

Oracle SQL Developer 3.0 delivers an upgraded migration workbench that improves the developer experience to help customers and partners simplify and reduce the cost of migrating to Oracle Database 11g.  To guide migration, developers can run project estimation and server reports, produce data quality metrics, drill into potential conversion issues and then use an interactive wizard that supports all phases of migration.

In addition, the new release embeds Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0 to enable developers to open, view, and update designs developed previously as well as query, run and write reports against the reporting repository.

Oracle SQL Developer is supported through My Oracle Support with any Oracle Database license and runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. 

For more information or to download Oracle SQL Developer 3.0, go to the Oracle website.