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DeZign for Databases V5.0 Released

JANUARY 2008
Datanamic is pleased to announce the release of DeZign for Databases V5.0, its flagship data modeling tool. New in this version is the possibility to compare your data model with the current database structure and selectively choose the changes to apply to your data model. Version 5 also adds support for schemas and enhanced diagramming capabilities such as attribute color coding. Also new with DeZign for Databases 5.0 are customizable data type conversion rules and function conversion rules to improve the accuracy when migrating data models from one database platform to another database platform.

Highlights of what's new in version 5.0:

  • Compare your model with your current database and update model from database.
  • Schemas/owners support (schemas/owners editor).
  • Attribute color coding in diagram.
  • Index column sort options and index expressions support.
  • DB2 reverse engineering through an OLEDB connection.
  • ElevateDB forward and reverse engineering.
  • Improved database platform conversions with customizable data type conversion rules.
  • Overview of domain usage.
  • Improved auto-layout function.
  • Begin/end scripts for alter scripts and drop scripts.
  • And much more (more than 100 enhancements and fixes).

System Requirements and Database Support

DeZign for Databases runs on Win32 platforms including Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista and requires a minimum of 64MB RAM. Disk space requirement is 6 MB.

DeZign for Databases supports Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL Server, MS Access, DB2, InterBase, PostgreSQL, Firebird, Sybase, DBISAM, ElevateDB, Paradox, FoxPro, dBase, Clipper, Pervasive SQL, Informix, MaxDB and NexusDB.

Pricing and Availability

Licensed users of DeZign for Databases V4, V3 or V2 can upgrade to version 5 at a reduced price. Upgrade pricing starts at 97.50 EURO/122.50 USD for the Standard Edition. Go to our upgrade center at http://www.datanamic.com/order/upgradecenter.html for all the details on how to upgrade your present version. For new licenses, pricing starts at 195 EURO/245 USD. See www.datanamic.com/order for more information.

Comprehensive product details are available at http://www.datanamic.com/dezign/.

To read the official press release, go to:
http://www.datanamic.com/company/press_dezignv5.html

Important Compatibility Issue

To accommodate new functionality, DeZign for Databases V5 introduces a new XML based file format. When you open a project saved in a prior version, DeZign for Databases will automatically make a backup of the old file and upgrade the file to the new file format. The DeZign project file (*.dez) for DeZign for Databases V5 is different than that for prior versions and is not fully backwards compatible.

Answers to Common Questions

Q: Do I need to uninstall DeZign for Databases V3, V4 before installing DeZign for Databases V5?
A: No, but be sure not to overwrite your previous version installation.

Q: Can I open files created or saved in version 5 with my old version 4.
A: No, see item * Important compatibility issue * above or read it in the manual installed with version 5.

Q: Can I open files created with version 2,3 or 4.
A: Yes. These files will be upgraded automatically. Read the manual for more information.

About Datanamic Solutions B.V.

Datanamic is a privately owned company based in Leiden, the Netherlands. Datanamic Solutions B.V. creates innovative database tools to assist the simplification and automation of database development. To learn more about us please visit our website at www.datanamic.com.

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Contact: Maaike van Doorn (press@datanamic.com)

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