New Release of DB PowerStudio® XE3.5 Plays to Fundamental Role of DBA in Data Governance

SAN FRANCISCO – March 19, 2013 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced Embarcadero DB PowerStudio® XE3.5, the latest release of the company's award-winning database management and development platform. DB PowerStudio XE3.5 is a key component of Embarcadero's new metadata governance platform, which allows organizations to leverage diverse data across information management and the software development lifecycle for successful data governance initiatives.

"Database Administrators (DBAs) are often overlooked when it comes to building a data governance strategy, but in actuality they play a key role, as does everyone who touches data," said Michael Swindell, Embarcadero senior vice president of products. "DB PowerStudio XE3.5 further extends the reach of DBAs and data professionals, allowing them to deliver operational integrity and data consistency across complex and highly governed environments from what we call a single pane of glass."

Embarcadero's Metadata Governance Platform – Empowering the DBA
Unprecedented data growth coupled with compliance regulations and the need for companies of all sizes to make better business decisions, faster and more frequently, has created a greater need for data governance. Embarcadero's Metadata Governance Platform serves as a starting point for successful data governance by providing a comprehensive picture of all data assets – whether they reside in hardware, the cloud, or in a central on-premise repository – and making that valuable data available to IT professionals and decision makers. Until now this process has been overly complicated, fragmented and costly for businesses.

The entire Embarcadero portfolio is "governance-enabling" and designed to share metadata and deliver control and value across the business planning and software development life cycle. In particular, DB PowerStudio XE3.5 is designed to operate across multiple database platforms with little overhead and robust performance, streamlining and centralizing vital data management tasks. The tool suite complements vendor database management tools by standardizing and centralizing comprehensive administration, development, diagnostic and performance tuning capabilities across multiple platforms—dramatically increasing productivity and improving database availability.

Data Governance Enabling Cross-Platform Database Tools
DB PowerStudio XE3.5 empowers DBAs and database developers to align with data governance initiatives. Solutions include:

  • DBArtisan® – Maintains database uptime and availability while also improving database performance
  • Rapid SQL® – Provides access to all data, regardless of platform, while improving SQL code as well as database and application performance
  • DB Optimizer – Ensures database and application performance, uptime and availability
  • DB Change Manager – Assists with auditing and compliance reporting, data privacy protection, organizational risk mitigation and automated data schema synchronization

For more information about the technical updates to DB PowerStudio XE3.5, visit http://www.embarcadero.com/products/database-tools.

Availability
Embarcadero Metadata Governance features are available today in current versions of its product families. DB PowerStudio XE3.5 is available immediately online, direct from Embarcadero and/or through partners.

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. www.embarcadero.com

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