Embarcadero Announces Major New Release of its Award-Winning Database Tools

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embarcadero-technologies_logo Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, has announced a major new XE6 release of its award-winning portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL.The new tools enable customers to meet today’s demanding data challenges while delivering significant productivity gains across an enhanced set of database management system (DBMS) platforms.

With data volumes growing at exponential rates, businesses across the globe are starting to look to big data and NoSQL in conjunction with existing relational systems to help harness their information assets to gain competitive advantages,” says Michael Swindell, Senior VP of Products at Embarcadero. “For DBAs, data architects, and SQL developers, Embarcadero’s XE6 database tools deliver major productivity gains by supporting the widest range of relational DBMS along with Big Data and NoSQL platforms all within the same tools.”

Designed for developers, DBAs, and architects, Embarcadero’s heterogeneous tools enable customers to design, build, and run their databases and applications in the environments they choose, free from the constraints, costs, and learning curves associated with multiple platform-specific tools. The expanded XE6 portfolio provides new support for leading platforms including MongoDB, Hadoop Hive and PostgreSQL.


Data modelers and architects are facing larger, more complex data models and tasked with managing numerous stakeholder groups that need access to information assets. The new release of ER/Studio provides big data support along with performance improvements to handle large, collaborative model management needs. New features:

  • Reverse-engineering support for Hadoop Hive and MongoDB big data platforms
  • Extended 64-bit memory model improves system performance with large datasets
  • Enterprise Team Edition offers enhanced collaboration on models and metadata across the organization

DBArtisan & Rapid SQL

Database administrators and developers are being challenged with administration, tuning and development across complex, heterogeneous database environments. The new release of DBArtisan and Rapid SQL provides PostgreSQL support enabling work across an even broader set of DBMS platforms using a single, consistent tool which lower learning curves, reduces IT maintenance and improves productivity. New features:

  • PostgreSQL support including Greenplum MPP & Pivotal HAWQ SQL-on-Hadoop
  • SQL Server 2014 support delivers up-to-date administration and development capabilities

Product Availability and Trial Versions

The XE6 portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL, is now available from Embarcadero. Trial versions are available for download HERE.


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