San Francisco, Calif. - August 29, 2005 - Embarcadero® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a provider of cross-platform data lifecycle management solutions, today announced that for the second year in a row, its products have received the prestigious SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, this year sweeping six categories.
SQL Server readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in eight broad technology categories, including: business intelligence products, development tools, disaster prevention/recovery, hardware, security, storage, training and certification, and SQL Server management. Through these awards, the magazine's readers once again recognized Embarcadero's solutions as the best products in the industry.
Best SQL Server Operations-Management Solution - Embarcadero DBArtisan®
Best Capacity Planning/Trend Analysis Software - Embarcadero DBArtisan Workbench
Best Database Modeling/Design Software - Embarcadero ER/Studio®
Best Scripting Tool/Code Generator - Embarcadero Rapid SQL®
Best Database Testing/Debugging Software - Embarcadero SQL Debugger
Best Application Testing/Debugging Software - Embarcadero Extreme Test®
"Recognition from customers in the industry is an honor and is the ultimate 'seal of approval' for the products that won," said Michele Crockett, Associate Publisher, SQL Server Magazine. "The SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards were started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. The awards program gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions and for leading technology companies to receive the recognition they deserve."
"Earning the respect of our SQL Server users and the community is a tremendous honor, and winning the SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Award is a wonderful endorsement of our dedication and recognition of our hard work," said Greg Keller, vice president of product management for Embarcadero Technologies. "Our team works diligently to develop an exceptional product line of intelligent, next-generation solutions. Recognition from the SQL Server readers inspires us to work even harder to continue to meet our customers' needs."
About the Winning Products
DBArtisan: Embarcadero DBArtisan, the leading cross-platform database administration solution, helps DBAs maximize availability, performance, and security. Comprehensive graphical editors and wizards boost productivity by reducing errors and permitting existing staff to manage more databases. Support for all major database platforms allows organizations to standardize on one solution.
DBArtisan Workbench: DBArtisan Workbench with its Capacity Analyst component collects critical database storage, object, and performance metrics at scheduled intervals and provides visual analysis and reporting mechanisms that allow for historical trend analysis and forecasting.
ER/Studio: Embarcadero ER/Studio is a visual modeling tool for the analysis, design, creation, and maintenance of database applications. Its comprehensive multilevel environment simplifies and integrates the needs of all data management stakeholders. With ER/Studio, organizations achieve higher quality applications by making informed decisions about resolving data bottlenecks and eliminating redundancy.
Rapid SQL: Embarcadero Rapid SQL, an integrated cross-platform database development environment, raises productivity for both novice and expert programmers. Its extensive graphical facilities simplify SQL scripting, object management, reverse engineering, database project management, version control, and schema deployment. Comprehensive tools for tuning and editing code ensure high-performance, quality code
SQL Debugger: Embarcadero SQL Debugger helps quickly identify errors by stepping through code as it executes. In addition, the profiling option displays the performance level of each line of code indicating potential bottlenecks. SQL Debugger is available as an optional module for Embarcadero DBArtisan or Rapid SQL.
Extreme Test: Embarcadero Extreme Test, a goals-based performance testing solution for measuring and analyzing enterprise application performance, offers a completely integrated test development and execution environment. With Extreme Test, businesses save time and reduce costs by ensuring high levels of service and fully leveraging existing systems.
About the Windows IT Pro Group
The Windows IT Pro Group, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes content from flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters and a web site resource for more than two million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach in 160 countries.
The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine "Magazine of the Year" in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters. The Windows IT Pro Group is the world's leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.
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About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a provider of data lifecycle management solutions that help leading companies build, optimize, test, and manage their critical data, database, and application infrastructure. Nearly 11,000 companies, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, call 512-226-8080.
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