Quest Software, a leading provider of management software for databases and applications, recently announced the availability of several new features in Toad for Oracle. Toad for Oracle is a comprehensive tool for database development and administration that enables DBAs to perform daily tasks efficiently and accurately. Some of the key new features in the newest version include the addition of Toad Data Modeler at no additional cost, predictive diagnostics in Toad DBA Suite for Oracle, and support for Oracle 11gR2.
Toad Data Modeler enables the designing of new data structures, the modifying of existing structures, and the producing of documentation for development. Data Modeler enables data analysts to be more productive in cross-platform modeling at a very affordable price. John Pocknell, product manager for Toad for Oracle, tells 5 Minute Briefing that "Toad Data Modeler is focused on physical data modeling, and its addition to Toad for Oracle now gives Oracle DBAs and data analysts with an end-to-end solution for doing design, development, testing, tuning, and deployment. They can create and view data models, catch mistakes made in development, and use ER diagrams for doing reverse engineering of existing databases."
The predictive diagnostics capability in Toad DBA Suite for Oracle is provided by Spotlight on Oracle and increases a DBA's value because it allows them to more effectively plan for future business needs, and move from reactive to proactive monitoring. Other new features include the online availability of Quest Knowledge Bases, including Knowledge Xpert for PL/SQL and Knowledge Xpert for Oracle Administration.
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