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Embarcadero Technologies’ DBArtisan XE2 and Rapid SQL XE Receive Editor’s Best Awards from SQL Server Magazine


SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 18, 2011— Two of Embarcadero Technologies’ database software tools have been chosen to receive 2011 Editors’ Best Awards by Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine. DBArtisan® XE2 won a silver award in the Database Management Product category, and Rapid SQL® XE won a bronze award in the Database Development Tool category.  Winners were selected by the publication’s editors based on the product’s strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to customers.
“This annual awards program enables our editorial experts to give much deserved recognition to those products that have exceeded our most stringent expectations,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro.
“We are extremely committed to the SQL Server community and have important plans to continue to innovate in the areas of SQL Server database administration, development, database change manager and performance tuning and optimization,” said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of products and marketing, Embarcadero Technologies.
DBArtisan XE2 helps DBAs maximize the availability, performance and security of their databases by providing a consistent and unified view for all major database platforms in one tool. Comprehensive graphical editors and wizards boost productivity, streamline routine tasks and reduce errors so DBAs can manage larger, more complex databases. With advanced space, capacity and performance management capabilities, DBAs can easily detect storage-related bottlenecks, track storage and growth over time, and pinpoint performance problems.
Rapid SQL XE helps developers and DBAs produce high performance SQL code at lightening speeds. With support for all major database platforms from a single interface, teams can standardize on one powerful heterogeneous SQL IDE tool. A rich development environment simplifies SQL scripting, query building, object management, project management and version control in live databases or offline source code repositories. Intuitive SQL editing, debugging and optimization tools help create high performance SQL code.
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About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at
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