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Embarcadero Change Manager Prevails in Head-to-Head Performance Evaluation


Change Manager CM/Data outperformed Red Gate SQL Data Compare in all tested categories

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 16, 2007 – Embarcadero® Change Manager™ CM/Data™ edged out Red Gate® SQL Data Compare in a competitive performance analysis of the two data comparison tools in a Microsoft SQL Server environment. Testing was performed by National Technical Systems (NTS), one of the nation’s largest independent testing facilities.

CM/Data, a new cross-platform data compare module available with Change Manager 4.0, outperformed SQL Data Compare 5 in tests that measured how quickly each of the products compared selected datasets of approximately 42 GB each, which is a characteristic size of a small business database. CM/Data proved to be twice as fast as SQL Data Compare in a 100mb LAN environment and 24 times faster in a WAN environment.

“Data comparison can be time-consuming and tedious for database administrators, especially in a WAN environment, necessitating a tool that both automates and accelerates the process,” said Greg Keller, vice president of product management for Embarcadero Technologies. “The NTS testing results confirm that CM/Data achieves fast, accurate results at a low price point, making it a smart choice for small and midsized businesses, as well as for large enterprises that are geographically dispersed.”

Key results from the NTS performance evaluation:

WAN Data Compare Test
• Embarcadero CM/Data – 30:58 minutes
• Red Gate SQL Data Compare – 12:01:47 hours

LAN Data Compare Test
• Embarcadero CM/Data – 9::09 minutes
• Red Gate SQL Data Compare – 17:12 minutes

“Our laboratory results have shown that Embarcadero CM/Data demonstrates significant speed advantages over Red Gate SQL Data Compare in identical database comparisons,” said Osman Sakr, CTO for NTS. “Between these two products, CM/Data is clearly the stronger contender for companies seeking an automated solution that executes data comparison jobs quickly and proficiently.”

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About Embarcadero Change Manager and CM/Data
Embarcadero Change Manager offers database developers and DBAs a complete set of schema, data and configuration tools to manage the change management lifecycle. Change Manager’s high-speed data compare, schema synchronization, and configuration monitoring capabilities help IT groups identify changes when migrating databases, diagnosing database performance issues or validating replicated data. Change Manager supports IBM® DB2® on Linux, UNIX and Windows®, Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle®, and Sybase®.

Change Manager CM/Data™ is a high speed data compare and synchronization tool that compares, validates and synchronizes data within one database platform or across different database platforms. CM/Data helps both developers and DBAs manage data differences, validate data replication and ensure reference data is accurate across multiple applications.

Change Manager CM/Data is currently available worldwide. Pricing in North America begins at $795 per user. For more information, visit

About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems (NTS), one of the nation’s largest independent testing laboratories, has in-depth experience helping computer and electronics companies design, evaluate and market their products using the most current testing methodologies and technologies. Its combination of extensive testing experiences, knowledge of up-to-date testing tools and methodologies, and objective product evaluation procedures has earned NTS the reputation for unbiased competitive product evaluations. For more information, visit

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. delivers professional grade database tools that companies use to design, develop and manage databases and the data they contain. More than 12,000 customers worldwide and over 90 of the Fortune 100 rely on Embarcadero’s cross-platform tools to reduce complexity, improve productivity and strengthen security. The company’s flagship database tools include: ER/Studio, DBArtisan, Rapid SQL and Change Manager. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia, Munich, Germany and Maidenhead, United Kingdom. For more information, visit


NTS was commissioned by Embarcadero Technologies to conduct the product comparative analysis

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