We are pleased to announce the general availability of DB PowerStudio 16.6. Existing users may upgrade to this latest version via the online downloads. New users may download the trial version from the IDERA Website.

DB PowerStudio combines four innovative products (DBArtisan, Rapid SQL, DB Change Manager and DB Optimizer) to help database professionals build and maintain mission-critical database systems, streamline database change management processes, capture workloads for performance review, plus quickly pinpoint and tune SQL performance bottlenecks.

What’s New in DBArtisan and Rapid SQL 16.6?

  • Additional Oracle Database Feature Support
    • The Database Explorer has been updated to now include complete support for the following Oracle-specific schema object types:
      • Resource Plans
      • Audit Policies
      • Unified Audit Policies
    • The Database Explorer has been updated to augment support added in 16.5 for Oracle-specific schema in order to fully support functions:
      • Extract
      • Migrate
      • Report
  • Radically improved Oracle execution/explain plan features:
    • Default method to obtain plans now uses Oracle’s DBMS_XPLAN
    • First three major display columns now anchored for better readability
    • User can customize columns displayed and their order
    • User customizations can now be saved to files and shared
  • Installation process has been improved:
    • DBArtisan and Rapid SQL installers are now back as fully separate files
    • Installation process plus look and feel now standardized across all four DBPS products
    • All directory names, registry settings, desktop icons and start menu items now standardized across all four DBPS products

What’s New in Change Manager and Optimizer 16.6?

  • Several minor enhancements requests and bug fixes reported to tech support
  • Corrected some very minor DB2 LUW 11.x and Sybase 16.x incompatibilities
  • Dropped support for Linux install option
  • Dropped support for Eclipse plug-in option
  • Installation process has been improved:
    • Installation process plus look and feel now standardized across all four DBPS products
    • All directory names, registry settings, desktop icons and start menu items now standardized across all four DBPS products

Questions or comments?  Please let us know in the DB PowerStudio forums.

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