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Newly Available Oracle SQL Developer Release 1.5 Delivers Integrated Source Code Control Support, Expanded Migration Workbench Capabilities

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 02-JUN-2008 05:00 AM

* Organizations are adopting Oracle(r) SQL Developer, a free database development and migration tool, to simplify development cycles and reduce the need to buy third-party tools for developing and debugging SQL and PL/SQL code.
* The Douglas County School District is the third largest school district in Colorado, serving more than 50,000 students. It is one of the fastest growing public school districts, adding an estimated 2,500 students each year for the past five years. The district is using Oracle SQL Developer on all of their development projects for basic daily needs such as queries and data analysis as well as development of all Oracle objects and migrations to production.
* The Total Force Applications Division of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), based in Kansas City, Missouri, builds large Web applications on Oracle Databases and uses Oracle SQL Developer as the standard tool for databases, PL/SQL, tuning SQL, and data integration and validation.
* Oracle today also announced the general availability of Oracle SQL Developer Release 1.5. New product features and enhancements include:
o Source Code Control Integration - Oracle SQL Developer Release 1.5 introduces tight integration with source code control systems such as CVS and Subversion enabling database developers to navigate through their repositories of versioned objects and edit those files with Oracle SQL Developer;
o Expanded Migration Workbench Support - the new release now features Migration Workbench support for Sybase ASE (Releases 12 - 15) in addition to Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and MySQL, offering users a single tool and environment that helps to reduce the time, costs and risks involved with moving third-party databases to Oracle;
o Support for Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database - Oracle SQL Developer Release 1.5 enables users to connect to their Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Databases to browse, create, edit, and delete Oracle TimesTen In-Memory database objects, run SQL statements and scripts, execute built-in procedures and utilities, manipulate and export data, view and produce reports; and,
o Support for Oracle Database 11g Features - The PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler provides users with a report to see where time is spent in PL/SQL code and the PL Scope features provides an extended search capability. Users with access to the licensed Oracle Diagnostics Pack can run Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) and Active Session History (ASH) reports.
* The latest release of Oracle SQL Developer also delivers feature enhancements across the board including enhanced schema copy and compare wizards that allow database developers to copy objects and data from one schema to another as well as compare schemas in databases they have access to.
* Available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms, Oracle SQL Developer is free of charge and is supported for any customer with a supported Oracle Database license. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Oracle also offers a free online forum for registered users to discuss Oracle SQL Developer topics.
* Oracle SQL Developer is available for Oracle Database 11g and is certified to run against Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and Standard Edition One. The tool is also available for all editions of Oracle Database 10g and Oracle9i Database Release 2.

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o “Douglas County School District has been using Oracle SQL Developer for the past year,” said Tony Golden, Programmer Analyst, Douglas County School District. “Particularly nice is the ability to have multiple database connections open at the same time and search across all data base objects. It is readily available, easy to install, free, much more robust than our old tool. And it just keeps getting better.”
o “We’ve given up all of our licenses for other tools,” said Maggie Tompkins, Civilian Marine with USMC, and long-standing member of Oracle Development Tools User Group. “We simply don’t need them anymore. Oracle SQL Developer does it all for us. We’ve saved a lot of money because it’s free. It’s also given our development staff a standard tool and they love it. It’s made training and support easier.”
o “We have worked closely with the database developer community to better understand its needs and gather requests for product enhancements,” said Mike Hichwa, vice president of Software Development, Oracle. “The latest release of Oracle SQL Developer delivers numerous feature enhancements across the board that improve the general usability of the software and overall productivity of its users. In addition, Oracle SQL Developer offers a major new feature in the form of source code control integration further empowering database developers to manage their SQL and PL/SQL texts files from within the tool. This means that all their database development work remains within a single development environment.”

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