July 02, 2008

New Oracle Designer ?

I can't believe it...

Oracle SQL-Developer is announcing modeling-support in an upcoming release.

Here are the top features:

Database Data Modeling to support:

* Designing logical Entity Relation Diagrams
* Building physical schema designs
* Generating and executing DDL scripts
* Reverse and forward engineering of existing relational data structures
* Data domain administration
* Naming standardization
* Model formatting (font, colors)
* Importing data models from CA Erwin and Oracle Designer
* Compare and merge facilities
* Multiple database support
o Oracle Database
o DB2 (Mainframe & UDB)
o Microsoft SQL Server
* Logical and physical multi-dimensional modeling
* Object relational Data Types
* Spatial Modeling
* Multi-level logical and physical design environments
* Model validation rules
* Offline (file based) and Repository based modeling

what a wonderful news. The old designer is not the best choice today, since it got the codefreeze years ago.

1 comment:

Kev said...

hmmm .. good news indeed .. but having managed without designer for the last few years, I wonder if we'll ever make the investment again ?