Take Open Source Database Seriously with Toad Edge

Organizations are increasingly turning to low-cost open-source databases – and that trend shows no sign of stopping. But adding new technology platforms like MySQL comes with a steep learning curve, right? Not with the latest member of the Toad® product family. Introducing Toad Edge™. In this tech brief, you’ll see how our powerful tool set for MySQL development and management makes it easy for database developers and DBAs to work with new database platforms. You’ll learn how Toad Edge:
  • Simplifies MySQL database development.
  • Shortens the learning curve by providing a lightweight, easy-to-use and intuitive IDE.
  • Offers OS flexibility by providing a desktop toolset that runs on Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Alleviates the risk of vendor lock in.
  • Helps ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Supports DevOps workflows with Jenkins Continuous Integration plugin.
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Enabling Database Development Agility for DevOps

What does it take to make your database development as agile as your application development?

The advantages of agile development include shorter time to value, lower risk and greater flexibility. In fact, most application developers already consider agile a mainstream approach. But because databases and applications are different animals, developers have been slower to embrace agile, especially in relational environments.

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Go Beyond Basic Up/Down Monitoring

Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) helps IT professionals manage and monitor Windows and Linux systems within an Active Directory farm. SCOM is more a platform than a domain-specific product; its core functionality is to provide overall health alerting of Windows servers and Windows services running on a given server.

Foglight for SQL Server complements SCOM by delivering the predictive performance diagnostics and deep details that DBAs need to really understand and resolve performance issues. This paper shows how.

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Enabling Database Development Agility for DevOps

What does it take to make your database development as agile as your application development?

The advantages of agile development include shorter time to value, lower risk and greater flexibility. In fact, most application developers already consider agile a mainstream approach. But because databases and applications are different animals, developers have been slower to embrace agile, especially in relational environments.

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Enabling Agile Database Development With Toad®

What does it take to make your database development as agile as your application development?

The advantages of agile development include shorter time to value, lower risk and greater flexibility. In fact, most application developers already consider agile a mainstream approach. But because databases and applications are different animals, developers have been slower to embrace agile, especially in relational environments.

This e-book includes walkthroughs, implementation guidelines and links to videos that will show you how to use Toad® for Oracle Developer Edition and Toad DevOps Toolkit to automate your database development processes and realize the full promise of agile: the ability to release software in prompt response to market changes.

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Unlock the Full Potential of DevOps

Many organizations are turning to DevOps to help them succeed in today’s intensely competitive markets. By embracing Database DevOps practices, which emphasize collaboration and communica­tion between development, operations and other functional areas, they can build, test and release software faster and with fewer defects.

Unfortunately, there is often one huge bottleneck in the otherwise agile DevOps workflow: database development. Organizations have been unable to easily integrate database development tasks such as functional testing of Oracle PL/SQL code or schema compare and sync into the DevOps workflow, or to implement scripts to physically deploy database changes. As a result, they have been unable to fully achieve their goals of faster release cycles and reliably high-quality code.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Download this white paper today and discover:

  • What DevOps is (spoiler alert: it’s not just a set of continuous integration and continuous delivery tools)
  • The benefits DevOps promises, and the results organizations are already achieving
  • How quickly organizations, both large and small, are adopting DevOps
  • The three key factors to a successful DevOps program
  • Why the ideal solution will enable you to execute key database development tasks within your DevOps workflow, and which specific functionality to look for
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Speed Your DevOps Pipeline by Including Database Development

DevOps can help deliver new releases faster and with fewer defects. But database development is often excluded. That’s because code testing and reviews would put a huge speedbump in the process. Until now.

In this tech brief, you’ll see how the Quest® Toad® DevOps Toolkit solution enables you to bring Oracle development into your Database DevOps pipeline, making for better and more reliable application deployments.

Discover how the Toad DevOps Toolkit makes it possible to integrate the following database development tasks into the DevOps framework:

  • Code reviews
  • Script execution
  • Database, schema and data compare and sync
  • PL/SQL unit testing
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Don’t wait to deploy the next generation toolset for MySQL and Postgres. Get started with Toad Edge today

Toad Edge supports your organization’s commitment to open source RDBMS with a proven commercial toolset to help you ramp up on MySQL. Whether you’re running in a Windows or Mac OS X environment, the short learning curve of Toad Edge allows you to begin developing immediately using the intuitive GUI.

Using Toad Edge, you can easily connect to MySQL to:

  • View, explore and edit your database schema, objects and properties.
  • View and manage your database users and privileges.
  • Write complex SQL code comfortably in a SQL worksheet.
  • Compare and synchronize databases using schema compare.
  • Synchronize to your file systems to make it easy to work with your version control.
  • Work more easily with JSON data types using the JSON editor.
  • View running SQL and other attributes with the session browser.
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The Future of Toad is Now – Introducing Toad Edge

Over the past couple years, the use of open-source database management systems has dramatically increased – so much, in fact, that experts are predicting a dramatic market shift from commercial, closed-source DBMSs to OSDBMSs within the next few years. With 31 percent year-over-year market growth since 2013, the numbers speak for themselves.

Gartner has weighed-in: “By 2018, more than 70 percent of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50 percent of existing relational DBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process.”

During this webcast, you’ll see how our newest Toad product, Toad Edge, is addressing this new space. You’ll see how we’re supporting your organization’s commitment to open source RDBMS with proven commercial tooling to help you ramp up on MySQL and ensure quicker time to value. Toad Edge represents the next generation of Toad tooling – lightweight, flexible and extensible – simplifying MySQL development and administration, whether running in a Windows or Mac OS X environment.

In this session, we’ll demo some of the coolest features Toad Edge offers, including:

  • Advanced code completion, SQL autocomplete and formatting
  • MySQL JSON data browser/editor
  • Dynamic schema compare and sync
  • User privilege management
  • And more

Join us to see firsthand how the new Toad Edge will give you confidence in your enterprise MySQL commitment.

Speakers:

Julie Hyman

Product Mgmt Consultant

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DBAs Face New Challenges: Trend in Database Administration

To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, Quest commissioned Unisphere Research to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure. The results are in and the thought-provoking findings are now available.

Among the key findings are:

  • Structured data under management continues to grow at a substantial rate, requiring DBAs to manage both more database instances and a wider variety of relational database management systems.
  • Cloud technology plays a significant role in hosting databases and that role will continue to grow. Cloud approaches will have the greatest impact on database administration over the next three years.
  • NoSQL platforms represent a smaller but important slice of the data management infrastructure.
  • Database management tools have reduced the time some DBAs must invest in some routine operations, allowing them to expand their roles in other areas. Database performance continues to be the top priority for DBAs.
  • Many DBAs are increasingly involved in application development.
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Accelerate Database Efficiency with SQL Performance Investigator (PI)

Get a wealth of information at a fraction of the impact of conventional collection methods. Foglight’s SQL Performance Investigator (SQL PI) ensures optimal database performance with comprehensive database, storage and virtualization monitoring, along with advanced workload analytics. It integrates transaction workload investigations with database resource monitoring for a seamless workflow. While database resource monitoring ensures that database components operate within their limits – and alerts database administrators (DBAs) when they’re over-extended – transaction workload analysis measures and analyzes the SQL that connects users to resources, enabling management of database service levels.

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The Importance of Continuous Monitoring in a DevOps Pipeline

Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to quickly deploy new software and updates to their production applications in order to cope with intensely competitive markets and the rapidly evolving technology landscape. To meet this challenge, more and more organizations are turning to DevOps, a set of practices that emphasize collaboration and communication between development, operations and other functional areas to enable the building, testing and release of software in a rapid and reliable fashion.

Explore this Tech Brief to learn the most important terms in the DevOps world:

  • Agile Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Monitoring

Discover how Foglight can help DBAs monitor their entire database environment at a glance for DevOps agility.

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Unleash your DevOps Strategy by Synchronizing Application and Database Changes

Need an easier way to keep up with business and customer demands? In this educational session, you’ll learn how to integrate database changes with your DevOps strategy. And before you say, “That’s only for application development” – don’t worry. You’re about to see how to extend those same time-saving concepts to database teams.

So what’s the secret to DevOps for databases? Implementing specific processes and tools to synchronize database and applications as they are deployed. You’ll get step-by-step guidance from Oracle expert and Toad Product Manager John Pocknell to help you streamline database development.

In this DevOps training session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Shorten your database development cycles without compromising quality and performance.
  • Integrate code-quality reviews and functional code testing into your continuous integration workflow.
  • Work smarter and become more agile by delivering code 40 percent faster.

Speakers:

John Pocknell

Oracle Expert and Toad Product Manager

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Working with Oracle 12c Databases in the Oracle Cloud

Watch this informative on-demand webcast as they demystify the task of working with an Oracle 12c database in the Oracle Cloud. You’ll come away from this session with greater confidence in making the upgrade to Oracle 12c.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an Oracle 12c database in the Oracle Cloud
  • Implement performance testing an Oracle Cloud database
  • Migrate a 12c pluggable database and data to the Oracle Cloud
  • Alleviate challenges along the way with supporting toolsets

Watch this on-demand webcast to discover how Oracle 12c is different from its predecessors and explore the benefits it can provide.

Speakers:

John Pocknell

Sr. Product Manager, Quest Software

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The Importance of Continuous Monitoring in a DevOps Pipeline

Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to quickly deploy new software and updates to their production applications in order to cope with intensely competitive markets and the rapidly evolving technology landscape. To meet this challenge, more and more organizations are turning to DevOps, a set of practices that emphasize collaboration and communication between development, operations and other functional areas to enable the building, testing and release of software in a rapid and reliable fashion.

Explore this Tech Brief to learn the most important terms in the DevOps world:

  • Agile Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Monitoring

Discover how Foglight can help DBAs monitor their entire database environment at a glance for DevOps agility.

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