|[October 14, 2013]
Aqua Data Studio 14 Adds Support for NoSQL Databases MongoDB and Cassandra, As Well As Hadoop-based Hive and Microsoft's Cloud Azure Database
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
AquaFold, Inc. has released Aqua Data Studio 14, a major upgrade to its
universal database query and management software, allowing users to
design and administer the latest class of databases, including
relational, embedded, NoSQL, and even databases hosted in the cloud.
NoSQL and cloud databases have grown in importance as both startups and
large enterprises face the challenge of working with massive data sets.
"Aqua Data Studio is the first to market with a multi-database GUI that
also supports NoSQL, Cloud and Hadoop-based databases," says AquaFold's
CEO, Niels Gron. "Our customers see huge value in these specialized
databases that provide low cost and highly scalable solutions for their
Adding support for NoSQL required the AquaFold development team to
develop creative ways to provide a relational "SQL" frontend to
databases that explicitly do not support it. The team designed its own
MongoSQL language specific to MongoDB, as well as a command line shell
Data Studio. The team also worked to bring Aqua Data Studio's full
toolset to users of Apache Hive and the open source distributed database
Connecting to Microsoft's (News - Alert) relational database-as-a-service, SQL Database
(Azure), is now also possible in version 14 of Aqua Data Studio using
the same tools users have come to expect when connecting to Microsoft
"Hosted databases offer cost savings and simplicity that are very
attractive to companies," says Gron. "We've ensured that they can
continue using Aqua Data Studio whether that database is on the
company's own server or moves to the cloud."
Aqua Data Studio's built-in Git cient was rebuilt from the ground up
and vastly improved. The overhauled interface supports all of the source
control tasks customers expect, including branching, tagging, fetching,
merging and pushing. A complete history graph makes tracing changes and
finding forks and branches effortless.
Aqua Data Studio 14 also features additional enhancements, including
connection clustering, which allows users to use a single registered
server to access multiple databases from PostgreSQL, nCluster,
Greenplum, Netezza (News - Alert) or ParAccel. The Table Data Editor and Sybase import
have seen dramatic performance improvements, and configurable keyboard
shortcuts help make Aqua Data Studio adapt to individual users,
including with preconfigured Emacs key mappings. Database support has
also been upgraded to include Sybase IQ 16, Oracle (News - Alert) 12c, Teradata Aster
Database 5.0, Teradata Database 14.0, ParAccel 4.0, MySQL 5.6, SQLite
3.7.15 and Apache Derby 10.10.1, and more.
Aqua Data Studio Availability and Pricing
Aqua Data Studio 14 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-14.0/page/0/What-s-New-in-Version-14-0.
The cost of a single-user commercial license for Aqua Data Studio 14
remains $499.00 USD. Current license holders with expired subscriptions
can renew their subscriptions for $174.65 USD, just 35% of the new
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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