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AquaFold Extends Its Reach to Data Warehousing Analytics and Advanced Multi-Database Modeling with Aqua Data Studio 8.0

Sunnyvale, CA -- Oct 19, 2009 -- AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 8.0, a major upgrade to its universal database administration software that makes it simple to visualize and manipulate multiple relational databases from within a single interface. With every release the application has proven even more valuable to Business Analysts, Software Developers and Database Administrators (DBAs) worldwide, who save time and money by consolidating the design, development and maintenance of enterprise relational databases into one versatile application.

Version 8.0 of Aqua Data Studio extends native support for the leading data warehousing and high-performance relational databases, including: Teradata, DB2 for z/OS, Sybase IQ 15 and nCluster from Aster Data Systems. This means that users will benefit from all the features and functionality they are accustomed to when working with Aqua Data Studio’s already extensive support tools for Oracle, DB2 for LUW, DB2 for iSeries, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Sybase, Informix, Apache Derby and PostgreSQL.

“Data warehousing experts asked us why analytics software in their field isn’t as affordable or comprehensive as Aqua Data Studio has always been,” explains AquaFold’s CEO and leading software architect, Niels Gron. “So we listened to their needs and extended Aqua Data Studio’s robust feature set to make version 8.0 the leading ad hoc analytics tools for data warehousing.”

Aqua Data Studio’s popular Entity-Relationship Modeler has also been extended this time around, now with the ability to convert or translate an ER model from one database to another.

“This feature will absolutely transform the multi-database experience for many,” says Gron. “For the first time, they have the ability to reverse engineer a database from one vendor (e.g. MS SQL Server) to another (e.g. MySQL) — essentially allowing the user to migrate from and to any database they choose.”

These enhancements, along with the ability to export to ERX format, import object schemas into existing databases and compare schema objects of different models within the same or different databases, have made the ER Modeler an indispensable component of the Aqua Data Studio suite.

New memory optimization improvements in Aqua Data Studio 8.0 also ensure that users will notice a performance boost, especially for data warehousing environments and when querying for result sets with large quantities of numeric data. Support for Subversion (SVN) 1.6, and additional enhancements in Object Search, Visual Editing, SQL History Archive, Schema Compare, Schema Browser and Schema Script Generator, round out the impressive feature list of this significant update.

Aqua Data Studio 8.0 works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and the Java Platform. It is available for immediate download at http://www.aquafold.com/downloads.html. A complete list of new features and enhancements may be viewed at https://www.aquaclusters.com/app/home/project/public/aquadatastudio/wikibook/New-Features-8.0/page/8. The installer includes all language packs, allowing users to switch between their preferred languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified) and Japanese.

The cost of a single-user commercial license for Aqua Data Studio 8.0 remains $399.00 USD. Current license holders with expired subscriptions can renew their subscriptions for $139.65 USD, just 35% of the new license price. Multi-license purchase discounts are also available and can be viewed at http://www.aquafold.com/store.html.

About AquaFold, Inc.

AquaFold, Inc. is a provider of database software tools for relational databases. More than 300,000 users from over 90 different countries use AquaFold's products to design, develop, model and administer their relational databases. AquaFold is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aquafold.com.