Aqua Data Studio 16 Released With Enhanced Visual Analytics and Database Support
Sunnyvale, CA — March 23, 2015 — AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 16, a major upgrade to its universal database management and analytics software, giving users more charts, features, capabilities, and options to produce the data visualizations they need. The latest version introduces new chart types, and more options to current charts, making it quicker and easier for users to understand and execute on their underlying data. Along with enhancements to the Query Analyzer, Visual Explain, FluidShell, and support for newer versions of natively supported database vendors, version 16 is the most streamlined and efficient Aqua Data Studio to date.
“As companies store ever-larger amounts of data, teams need smarter ways to understand those numbers and put them into action,” explains AquaFold’s CEO, Niels Gron. “We’ve added Treemaps, for instance, which allow you to visualize thousands of colored data points on a single screen. That makes it easy to spot patterns deep in the data that would be otherwise impossible to see.”
Additional chart enhancements in Aqua Data Studio 16 make adjusting charts easier, including drag-and-drop reordering of fields. The addition of Treemaps brings visualization for hierarchical data. Trend lines now include confidence bands to indicate uncertainty with noisy or incomplete data, and intelligently fill in missing date information so that gaps in the data no longer cause gaps in trend lines. New data can now be pasted directly from a spreadsheet application like Microsoft Excel into Aqua Data Studio’s visualizations as a new data source, or used to replace existing data.
Another new feature, Binning, allows users to group measure values into collections and use those collections as discrete dimensions. It is especially useful when generating Histograms to visualize the distribution of data, another new feature in Aqua Data Studio 16.
“All of the visual analytic tools added to Aqua Data Studio let you see data in exciting new ways and often from novel perspectives,” notes Gron. “That helps teams solve problems and collaborate better, which is the true goal of working with big data.”
Along with Aqua Data Studio’s visualization improvements are additional functions for calculated fields and table calculations to make working with data easier. Unlimited undo and redo in Visual Analytics allows users to step forward and back through time to test changes and ideas. An enhanced Visualization menu makes smart suggestions about which chart type to choose based on the data given. The query dialog now incorporates auto-completion as you write, and query results can be pinned so that they remain visible after re-executing a query.
Database support has also been upgraded for Sybase ASE 16.0, Sybase Anywhere 16.0, SQL Server 2014, MongoDB 3.0, VoltDB 4.9, Greenplum 4.3, Vertica 7.1, Hortonworks 2.2, Cloudera 5.2, Teradata 15, Netezza 7.1, ParAccel 5.1, Informix 12.10, MySQL 5.6, and Apache Derby 10.11.
Aqua Data Studio Availability and Pricing
Aqua Data Studio 16.0 is localized into 21 languages and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and the Java Platform. It is available for immediate download at https://www.aquafold.com/aquadatastudio_downloads/. A complete list of new features and enhancements may be viewed at http://www.aquaclusters.com/app/home/project/public/aquadatastudio/wikibook/New-Features-16.0/page/0/What-s-New-in-Version-16-0.
The cost of a single-user commercial license for Aqua Data Studio 15 remains $499.00 USD. Current license holders with expired subscriptions can renew their subscriptions for $174.65 USD, just 35% of the new license price.
About AquaFold, Inc.
AquaFold, Inc. is a provider of database software tools for relational databases. More than 300,000 users from over 98 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 https://www.aquafold.com/.