At IDERA, users drive our product direction. That’s why we have been listening to your needs and have built a roadmap centered around you. In the coming year, we will be hard at work extending our most popular products to support the newest platforms and initiatives that are important to your business. Our top products for DBAs, data modelers, and database developers will be expanding to cover new use cases in hybrid cloud, expanded NoSQL coverage and data warehousing/business intelligence. In addition, we will continue our focus across all the products to bring improved ease of use, better performance, and scalability, along with the industry’s best quality in enterprise database tools.
According to a recent survey of our users, 53% of database professionals are managing cloud applications and 25% are using cloud database as a service such as Microsoft Azure SQL Database or Amazon RDS SQL Server. In the same survey, 52% of respondents identified Cloud as one of the most important technologies to learn more about in 2018. To address these growing needs, we will be expanding our products for Microsoft SQL technologies to provide enhanced management capabilities for companies using both on-premise and cloud databases with a single, consistent approach.
Our roadmap will focus on four specific cloud database initiatives:
Expanded NoSQL coverage
Every year, data becomes even more critical to business growth and even harder to manage. IDC forecasts that by 2025 the global datasphere will grow to 163 zettabytes, 10x the number in 2016 — and much of this growth is occurring in NoSQL platforms. We know that this data growth and the new database platforms that support it create big headaches for database administrators and developers alike, so we will expand our tooling to support these new platforms so your job is not so hard.
IDERA’s database products already support many of the top NoSQL database platforms, such as Apache Cassandra and MongoDB. You told us that you want to manage database development and deployment in a consistent way for all your platforms, both SQL and NoSQL. Our leading product for database developers, Aqua Data Studio, already supports over 28 database platforms and will grow to include several new NoSQL platforms this year. Enhancements planned for Aqua Data Studio this year include:
With these updates along with other usability improvements, we believe Aqua Data Studio will continue to be the best database IDE with the widest appeal to database professionals of all backgrounds.
Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence
As more and more companies realize the value of data for making critical business decisions, the prominence of data lakes and data warehouses is skyrocketing. Since the value of this data depends on knowing its meaning, data governance and data architecture have become key disciplines to realize the promise of big data. To help you meet this need, we will significantly enhance ER/Studio, the industry’s leading data modeling, and enterprise architecture suite.
ER/Studio will see many upgrades in terms of database platform support this year, including enhanced support for SQL Server 2017, enhanced support for MongoDB and Apache Hive and all new support for Amazon Redshift and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. We are modernizing the product’s parser engine, enabling us to support new and updated platforms faster than ever before. With official support for these new data warehouse platforms, our leading capabilities in data lineage and diagramming will provide critical new data governance capabilities for cloud-based data warehouses.
Your Feedback Welcome
This is just a glimpse into the many incredible features we are working on in our roadmap for the coming year. There are many other updates coming to other IDERA database tools. We’d love the chance to discuss those with you, so please let me know if you have any questions.
Jose, we always welcome recommendations for features for our products. We will log your request for DBArtisan. When planning for each release we consider all feature recommendations, unfortunately however, not all requests make it into a release.
If you are looking for an ER modeling tool I would suggest downloading a trial of our award winning ER/Studio Data Architect product.
Some recommendations to improve DBArtisan:-It would be great if DBArtisan the ability to send alarms by email.-Improve the use of the Capacity Analyst-Ability of modeling ER.