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Red Gate Updates Backup Tool
SQL Backup Pro 6 comes with a new backup compression mode and backup compression analyzer that the company claims can be used to analyze optimal compression levels. The company also said this version comes with the ability to skip initialization if a database has already been through a full backup. Restore operations have been improved, with a "kill existing connections" option during a restore if users try to connect. 

Data Modeling for Oracle Pros
Oracle recently shipped its Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, which developers deploy with SQL Developer to provide all manner of data modeling features: visual entity-relationship modeling, ERD-to-relational transformations, and physical database definition support among them. 

Posted by Michael Domingo on 07/16/2009 at 1:15 PM


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