Quest Software Releases New Platform to Tackle MySQL Open Source Environments

Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, is releasing Toad Edge, a new commercial database toolset that can manage next-generation open source database environments.

This release will support MySQL, saving time, minimizing the MySQL learning curve, and mitigating risks that can be associated with building applications on an open source database platform.

“It’s a brand new development and DBA administration tool for the MySQL database. Whether that database is running on-prem or on Amazon RDS Azure, it doesn’t matter; our tool can help the developer and DBA develop an application on MySQL on-prem or in the cloud,” said Greg Davoll, executive director of product management and product marketing.

New features include the simplicity to develop, manage, and maintain open source database environments with an easy-to-adopt approach to development and administration; the ability to identify and manage differences and initiate changes in real time with fully-customizable, dynamic schema compare; advanced JSON editing that makes it simple to explore, edit ,and work with complex JSON data; keeps all scripts up-to-date with a single click and ensures all changes are flagged and captured, regardless of the version control system used; ensures the database development process can keep up with its vital role in overall business operations through support of DevOps tools like the Jenkins Continuous Integration server; and  supports both Windows and Mac OS.

“We have a little bit more flexibility and what we’ve heard from our customer base is the newer breed of developer is building applications in many cases from a Mac and so having a native Mac tool makes sense so we’re pretty happy about that,” Davoll said.

The company is hoping to integrate with Postgres in the future, Davoll explained, along with fleshing out the Jenkins integration.

“These databases are largely driven by price and total cost of ownership,” Davoll said. “We’re seeing more customers are looking strongly at MySQL and Postgres as a way to save money as they extend their enterprise applications, that’s really what’s driving this activity and growth and with it a demand for a commercial toolset that’s industrial strength enough to help.”

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