Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a provider of data lifecycle management solutions, announced extended database administration and analytic functionality across all major database platforms with the release of Embarcadero DBArtisan and DBArtisan Workbench 8.0. This major new release enables advanced performance, space and capacity analysis for IBM DB2 UDB and Sybase ASE environments, making it a fully integrated database administration tool for DB2 UDB, and a comprehensive administration product on the market for Sybase. With this release, Embarcadero further strengthens its superior third-party offerings for SQL Server by introducing Backup Analyst. for Microsoft SQL Server. Version 8.0 also extends monitoring of Oracle RAC environments, and is a third-party solution to provide full performance metrics for Oracle Database 10g.

DBArtisan Workbench 8.0 extends performance, space, and capacity management functionality to the DB2 UDB Open Systems and Sybase ASE platforms. This release's diagnostics, correction mechanisms and historical analysis and forecasting features improve the efficiency and productivity of DB2 UDB and Sybase DBAs, allowing them to more quickly identify and resolve key database and performance issues as well as understand their future database needs. DBArtisan's performance, space and capacity analysis functionality has been available for the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server platforms since DBArtisan 7.3.

With DBArtisan 8.0, Embarcadero also introduced Backup Analyst for Microsoft SQL Server, a high performance backup and recovery engine that provides storage compression, reduces backup and recovery times, and provides powerful encryption security options for SQL Server DBAs who need an enterprise solution for their growing backup and recovery needs. A new management user interface is now completely integrated with DBArtisan's administration console, and a command line interface allows DBAs to use Backup Analyst functionality in any SQL script.

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