DBArtisan is a cross-platform database administration tool to help DBAs maximize the availability, performance and security of their databases.
Embarcadero Technologies' DBArtisan 8.1.5 has comprehensive graphical editors and wizards that boost productivity by reducing errors and permitting the staff to manage more databases. DBAs can detect storage-related bottlenecks, track storage and growth over time, and pinpoint performance problems with DBArtisan's advanced space, capacity and performance management capabilities.
DBArtisan supports all major database platforms so organizations can standardize on one solution.
With the growing need for DBAs in the workforce, highly qualified and dedicated DBAs are becoming a rarity. At the same time, databases are becoming more complex. DBArtisan can solve the business challenge of how to do more with less and not break the bank along the way. It simplifies many of the database administration tasks, making even novice DBAs productive. DBArtisan 8.1.5's graphical editors and wizards streamline routine tasks and reduce errors so DBAs can manage larger and more complex databases, resulting in less labor expenditures and redundancy.
Other business benefits of DBArtisan 8.1.5 include maximizing database availability rather than needing to invest in new databases; addressing performance issues before they reach a critical level and become costly; allowing businesses to take advantage of new database platforms instead of being mired in outdated options; compliance across multiple regulations simultaneously and generating the reports necessary for each
The latest version of DBArtisan 8.1.5 gives DBAs support for MySQL Network and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 CTP (Community Technology Preview). This support means higher productivity, improved performance and availability and increased levels of security across a variety of proprietary and now open source database platforms.
Embarcadero DBArtisan's new features include:
- Support for MySQL Network and the latest versions of other database platforms, which means
companies can standardize on a comprehensive solution while still being able to upgrade and extend
their database environments. It also means they get a single point of control of their open source
systems through distributed systems like Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Oracle, Sybase and IBM's DB2
LUW and DB2 for z/OS.
- Support for Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 CTP so companies can evaluate the latest version for
their database systems.
Figure 1: DBArtisan's Capacity Analyst feature.
System requirements: Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (all editions), Windows 2003 R2 (all editions), Windows XP (SP1 and SP2) and Windows Vista (Ultimate and Business), 32-bit architecture only; 512 MB memory; 512 MB disk space; RDBMS client connectivity utilities. Requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or later and power user or administrative privileges to operate.
Pricing: Begins at $2,495 per user.
This was first published in January 2008