Toad Data Modeler 4.0 has been announced and available for general use. If you’ve never used Data Modeler, it’s a pretty powerful database design and data modeling tool that almost any DBA or developer could get signed off for at $479… And if you are a Toad for Oracle users, it’s already free, so no more excuses that data modeling is too expensive.
Toad Data Modeler (TDM) offers logical and physical modeling capabilities and supports multiple database platforms that include of course Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, MySQL, Access, PostgreSQL, Ingres and a bunch more via ODBC. It does all the things you would expect a data modeling tool to do, like reverse engineering, DDL generation and reporting. But the tool has been designed more for DBAs and developers and is super easy to use. If you want to learn more about Toad Data Modeler, visit the website at www.quest.com/toad-data-modeler
So What’s New in 4.0? You get:
Enhanced DBMS Support – Toad Data Modeler has expanded its support to include PostgreSQL 9, MySQL 5.5, Ingres 9.3, Sybase ASE 15.5, Microsoft Access 2007, and Microsoft Access 2010. Whether you have MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or Sybase, Toad Data Modeler has you covered.
Visually Create and Model Views – Build views visually. Create view relationships and work with attributes and columns from linked entities and tables. Don’t worry about specifying the body of view in SQL.
Organize your Modeling with Projects – Create a project folder where you can add multiple models. Store other files as well, including business requirements, specifications, and rules. Quickly and easily locate the information you’re looking for through a single project folder.
Save Time Reusing Items in the Gallery – Add frequently used items to the gallery. Easily drag and drop them into models, regardless of the target database. Create items in Oracle and drop them into SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc., and they will automatically convert.
Foster Teamwork with Versioning – Improve collaboration and teamwork with version control. Toad Data Modeler integrates with Subversion, an open-source version control system, so you can easily track model development.