announced Sunopsis Data Conductor, an extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) solution. With Data Conductor, you define business rules graphically through the product's drag-and-drop interface and store the rules independently from the implementation, decreasing your development and maintenance time. Instead of using the traditional ETL approach, Sunopsis uses an extract, load, and transform approach in which the relational database management system (RDBMS) in your data warehouse server executes all data transformations. Data Conductor also performs automatic data-quality control while data is being processed and contains metadata features that include dependency graphs, cross referencing, and impact analysis. For more information about Sunopsis Data Conductor, contact Sunopsis at 781-238-1770, 888-740-0300, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.sunopsis.com.
announced SQLsafe 3.0, a backup and recovery solution for SQL Server databases. This release provides a Web console that lets you monitor and analyze backup and recovery operations and view historical information. SQLsafe 3.0 also features new encryption algorithms to speed up your backup and recovery operations. In addition, SQLsafe supports SQL Server 2005 databases and 64-bit SQL Server databases that run Intel Itanium 2 processors and x64-based servers. Idera SQLsafe 3.0 starts at $995 per SQL Server
Red Gate Software
announced SQL Compare 4.1, a tool for comparing and synchronizing SQL Server database schemas. This release supports SQL Server 2005 with new object types, including Data Definition Language (DDL) triggers, XML schema collections, partition schemes, and Common Language Runtime (CLR) assemblies. SQL Compare also features a Miniparser that lets you unbind only necessary indexes and computed columns. Additional features include faster object-text population, a syntax tree builder, and full backward compatibility with snapshots. A 14-day trial is available. Pricing for SQL Compare starts at $295. For more information, contact Red Gate Software at 866-733-4283 or http://www.red-gate.com.
announced upgrades to its flagship product, Intercept Studio. The latest release supports applications built on Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. Intercept Studio's new monitoring capabilities feature automated collection and organization of application-faults related to performance, application-failures, connectivity, and security problems. Intercept Studio adheres to IT Infrastructure Library standards so that you can comply with industry best practices for application implementation and management. Intercept Studio can also operate in an agentless mode to give you better insight into instrumentation log data. For more information, contact AVIcode at 443-543-0030 or http://www.avicode.com.