Sunnyvale, California, United States:
AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 12.0, a major upgrade to
its universal database query and administration software, allowing users
to design and administer the latest class of relational databases
effortlessly. With this release, Aqua Data Studio once again leaps ahead
with remarkable speed improvements of 100% to 800% when working with big
datasets. It also includes FluidShell, a fully integrated command line
shell to automate database ETL (extract, transform and load) tasks, as
well as a streamlined user interface, Subversion 1.7 support, and
numerous enhancements to support larger databases and the latest
“This release is about lightning fast performance, particularly for Big
Data,” says AquaFold’s CEO, Niels Gron. “Enterprises are growing their
data warehouses exponentially and they are demanding tools that offer
speed and cost-cutting automation to stay competitive globally.”
The twelfth major release of Aqua Data Studio integrates the all-new
FluidShell, an interactive shell combining the power of the SQL command
line with the versatility of a Unix shell. FluidShell includes a
complete set of commands for quickly scripting and executing custom
solutions for data mining, ETL operations, database/file system data
exchange, and data warehousing. FluidShell also benefits from the
application’s speed enhancements, as well as a new connection-pooling
feature that increases performance and scalability by automatically
sharing connections across multiple query windows.
Aqua Data Studio 12 also features dozens of interface improvements and
editor enhancements. The schema viewer is now tab-based, making it
simpler to view and edit several schemas when multitasking across
different databases. A new search box even helps users locate the proper
setting to customize the application’s hundreds of options. These
features are in large part due to user feedback, which the company has
elicited through its online service, AquaClusters.
“Speed and automation are not just integral to Aqua Data Studio, they
are at the very heart of our company,” explains Gron. “Last year we
opened the doors to our development and support process using
AquaClusters, and were so delighted with the results that we made the
service freely available to benefit other software professionals.”
The AquaClusters online service provides project-based issue tracking,
discussion forums, answers and wikis. Projects can be designated public
or private, and fine-grain permissions allow companies to open up any
aspect of the development process to their customers and distributed
development teams. AquaFold’s users have been using the service to
participate in the development of Aqua Data Studio 12 by logging bug
reports, features requests, and engaging in active discussions that have
dramatically shaped the final product.
Aqua Data Studio Availability and Pricing
Aqua Data Studio 12.0 is localized into 21 languages and works with
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and the Java Platform. It is
available for immediate download at http://www.aquafold.com/aquadatastudio_downloads.html.
A complete list of new features and enhancements may be viewed at http://www.aquaclusters.com/app/home/project/public/aquadatastudio/wikibook/New-Features-12.0/page/0/What-s-New-in-Version-12-0.
The cost of a single-user commercial license for Aqua Data Studio 12.0
is $499.00 USD. Current license holders with expired subscriptions can
renew their subscriptions for $174.65 USD, just 35% of the new license
AquaClusters is an online service that has helped redefine how software
professionals collaborate, analyze, and innovate in the development
process. Anyone can explore available projects or start their own by
signing up for a free account at: http://www.aquaclusters.com.
About AquaFold, Inc.
AquaFold, Inc. is a provider of database software tools for relational
databases. More than 300,000 users from over 98 different countries use
AquaFold’s products to design, develop, model, and administer their
relational databases. AquaFold is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California. For more information, please visit http://www.aquafold.com.
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