2015 Database Tools Roadmap

by Feb 26, 2015


Disclaimer: The information included in this roadmap does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a promise or commitment by Embarcadero to develop, market or deliver any particular product, feature or function. The timing and content of Embarcadero’s future product releases could differ materially from the expectations discussed here. Embarcadero reserves the right to change its product plans or roadmap at any time.  This plan is based on what we know today and it is an overview of our focused direction(s) that are subject to change due to unexpected issues in the development of the features, unforeseen changes in the market landscape.  This is not a promise or contract.


We believe that continuous database technology research and innovation are ingredients for customer satisfaction and for being competitive. In the first half of this year, we are expecting to release innovate features that can help improve on performance, availability and visibility within your DBMS such as:


  • 24/7 monitoring, performance analysis and user customizable alerting
  • Improved blocking and locking analysis
  • Improved DBMS memory usage analysis
  • Performance and trending analysis reports
  • IO performance vs. throughput analysis
  • Baselining
  • Improved performance of the SQL written in the SQL editors of DB Artisan & Rapid SQL by showing production DBMS statistics. Example types:
    • Column level cardinality
    • Data skew
    • Index usage
    • Data churn rates
    • Table sizes and scan rates etc.
  • Bkg top responsive Mobile

Roadmap Feature Candidates


Looking ahead we continue to investigate features capabilities that enhance performance, availability and visibility within database(s).  Here is a list of some of the features that we are considering:


  • VMWare aware metrics and "noisy neighbor" correlations
  • Compression performance analysis
  • Additional DBMS platform support for 24/7 monitoring
  • Community metric comparisons
  • Dynamic SQL adjustment
  • Full web based UI
  • Oracle RAC, OEM, performance pack metrics and visibility