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DeZign for Databases V6.0 Released

NOVEMBER 2009
Datanamic is pleased to announce the release of DeZign for Databases V6.0, its database design and modeling tool. This new version introduces more than 20 new features. With version 6, DeZign for Databases offers compare and synchronize functionality for all database/model synchronization use cases: model-to-database, model-to-script, database-to-model, script-to-model, model-to-model. This version also enables teams to work together more easily with the compare and merge models utility and introduces database-independent modeling. Diagrams will look even smoother with new more flexible relationship line routing algorithms and gradiency settings for diagram objects.

Billed as the starting point for successful database development, DeZign for Databases is used by database developers and other software professionals to visually design data models and automatically generate databases, or to reverse engineer existing databases into diagrams, then fine tune the designs, and complete the round trip by regenerating/synchronizing with your database. You can also use the tool to document your database. Customizable data model reports with different levels of detail can be generated.

New features in DeZign for Databases V6 include:

  • Compare your model to your (live) database and update your database.
  • Conditional generation. {$IFDEF myvar}Do Something {$ENDIF}.
  • More flexible relationship lines with new line routing algorithms.
  • Undo-support.
  • Team work with the compare and merge models/projects utility.
  • Database-independent modeling. Forward engineer one model to multiple database types.
  • Added compare options such as ignore primary key constraint name differences etc. when comparing a database to a data model.
  • Redesigned report generator. Now completely customizable with the possibility to load and save report templates.
  • Compare data model versions and update model after comparing it to the database now supported for all databases.
  • Improved alter script (synchronize script) generation.
  • Improved support for working with indexes on keys.
  • Option to automatically create a subdiagram for each schema in a database when reverse engineering the database.
  • And much more...

System Requirements and Database Support

DeZign for Databases runs on Win32 platforms including Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 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, Paradox, FoxPro, dBase, Clipper, Pervasive SQL, Informix.

Pricing and Availability

Licensed users of DeZign for Databases V5 or V4 can upgrade to version 6 at a reduced price. Upgrade pricing starts at 60 EURO/78 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 99 EURO/129 USD. See www.datanamic.com/order for more information.

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

Important Compatibility Issue

To accommodate new functionality, DeZign for Databases V6 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 V6 is different than that for prior versions and is not fully backwards compatible.

Answers to Common Questions

Q: Do I need to uninstall the old version of DeZign for Databases before installing DeZign for Databases V6?
A: No, but be sure not to overwrite your previous version installation.

Q: Can I open files created or saved in version 6 with my old version.
A: No, see item * Important compatibility issue * above or read it in the manual installed with version 6.

Q: Can I open files created with version 2,3,4 or 5.
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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