For more information, please refer to Whitepaper: Challenges of Cross-Platform Database Development.
Infographic: Integrated Development Environments
Database developers spend much of their time writing SQL queries, while DBAs primarily manage and monitor a variety of platforms. Both types of professionals need tools that support SQL code development, so they can remain productive by working with a familiar interface even when they’re unfamiliar with the particular platform they’re using. An integrated development environment (IDE) can increase the productivity of DBAs and developers by automating the configuration and compliance of multiple platforms.
Integrated development environments
An integrated development environment (IDE) can increase the productivity of DBAs and developers by automating the development and management of multiple databases.
Navigation: Database professionals need to navigate the connected databases with visibility of database objects and tables.
Platform support: Database professionals can leverage a tool’s capabilities to accomplish a variety of simple and repeatable tasks by selecting the options specific to the target platforms.
Cross-platform capability: Database professionals who use a tool that handles multiple platforms with a consistent interface can reduce their learning curve and improve their efficiency.
SQL code: Database developers prefer to write their own queries, using coding features such as formatting and autocomplete.
Code access: Database developers can leverage version control and file sharing to encourage code reuse.
Change management: The ability to display changes to objects such as indexes, tables, and procedures also helps developers identify the steps needed to restore the environment to its optimal state.
Database efficiency: Tools can also help developers write code by importing and exporting data from external files, performing object searches, and navigating databases on multiple platforms.