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Embarcadero® DBArtisan® 8.1 Continues to Deliver the Most Comprehensive Cross-Platform Database Management Solution

  • 13 September, 2005 09:38

<p>New Version Adds Support for MySQL® Network and Microsoft® SQL Server 2005® CTP</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – September 13, 2005 –- Embarcadero® Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a provider of cross-platform data lifecycle management solutions, today announced the general availability of Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.1. This latest version provides database administrators with the most robust cross-platform data and database management solution to date, including support for MySQL Network and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 CTP (Community Technology Preview).</p>
<p>Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.1 provides organisations with significant benefits in the form of higher productivity, improved performance and availability, and increased levels of security across a variety of proprietary and now open source database platforms. Embarcadero's commitment to supporting the latest versions of database platforms like MySQL Network means customers can gain all the benefits of standardising on a comprehensive solution, while still enjoying the flexibility to upgrade and extend their database environments. Additionally, support for Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 CTP allows customers to evaluate the latest version for their database systems.</p>
<p>"Protecting our customers' information systems is our number one objective as an enterprise security provider," said Anthony Hogan, MSS-database/systems administrator at Internet Security Systems. "DBArtisan allows us to easily manage MySQL and all our database platforms from a single console and quickly access high-level overviews of our clients' data, pinpoint and resolve issues, increase productivity and ensure the security and performance of our customers' systems."</p>
<p>"Embarcadero's products -- especially DBArtisan -- are a great complement to MySQL Network," said Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL AB. "In today's enterprise environments, DBAs need more affordable, better-integrated solutions for managing their large-scale database applications. As DBArtisan becomes MySQL Network Certified, Embarcadero continues to provide robust features and tools that allow our joint customers to take full advantage of the cost savings and performance benefits of our open source database."</p>
<p>Embarcadero DBArtisan, the leading cross-platform database administration solution, helps DBAs maximise availability, performance, and security. Comprehensive graphical editors and wizards boost productivity by reducing errors and permitting existing staff to manage more databases. Support for all major database platforms allows organisations to standardise on one solution.</p>
<p>"The levels in uptake we've witnessed directly from our customers of MySQL Network and SQL Server 2005 CTP demonstrably shows the mission criticality of these database systems," said Greg Keller, vice president of product management, Embarcadero Technologies. "Early on, we saw the relative ease and simplicity of these database systems' installation and distribution and knew that our customers were going to require an immediate solution to govern and administer them as they rapidly came on line. Today's launch of DBArtisan version 8.1 now gives our customers and the industry the single broadest coverage of administration capabilities in a seamless cross-platform workbench, providing DBAs a true single point of control of their open source systems like MySQL Network through distributed systems like Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Oracle, Sybase, and IBM's DB2 LUW and DB2 for z/OS."</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.1 is available now. To download a free evaluation copy, please visit the Embarcadero download centre at www.embarcadero.com/downloads. For more information about Embarcadero DBArtisan and other products from Embarcadero Technologies, visit Embarcadero Technologies website at www.embarcadero.com.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies</p>
<p>Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a provider of data lifecycle management solutions that help leading companies build, optimise, test, and manage their critical data, database, and application infrastructure. Nearly 11,000 companies, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.</p>
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<p>Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause future results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: our ability to continue to generate significant license revenues from our core database management products; our ability to sell or license our products to new customers; our ability to successfully develop and market new products; the potential market impact of new or enhanced products by, or increased marketing efforts by, our competitors; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly results; risks associated with the potential delisting of our common stock from the Nasdaq National Market; unexpected costs associated with litigation, including ongoing litigation and newly filed suits alleging violation of various securities laws; general business conditions in the software industry, the technology sector, and in the domestic and international economies; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and other risks identified in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, those appearing under the caption "Factors that may Affect Future Results" in the Company's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. Readers are cautioned not to place undue relevance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated events.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
rob_stirling@markom.com.au
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Julie Casale
Embarcadero Technologies
julie.casale@embarcadero.com
Ph: 61 3 9861 4600</p>

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