A One-Stop Solution to SQL Coding Problems

by Sep 13, 2019

A One-Stop Solution to SQL Coding Problems

One of the challenges a DBA must deal with on a daily basis is negotiating the multiple database platforms for which they are responsible. During an average day, a DBA might be called upon to write SQL queries or code on a variety of databases that may be hosted in their data center or the cloud. Using different connectivity options and interfaces can slow down even the most experienced database professional.

In some respects, the fact that a variant of SQL is used on their various platforms can be a factor that contributes to the problem and confusion. Programmers moving between languages that are substantially different are not going to get confused about what they are doing. They are not likely to use SQL syntax when programming in JavaScript.

The differences between those languages are immediately obvious and make it easier to differentiate between projects. This becomes harder when everything you are working on involves slight syntactical variations in how SQL has been implemented.

The problem is not that the DBA cannot successfully cope with the complicated environment in which they operate. Most can get through the day and finish most of the work they intended to get done. But all the little syntactical mistakes that need to be corrected when bouncing around to different platforms adds up. The same can be said for intricacies of the interfaces that are required to be used when accessing databases.

A few seconds here and a minute there can add up to a serious amount of time over a day, week or year. Simply saving ten minutes a day returns a week of productive time to a DBA in a year. As a manager of a database team, you would welcome this increased productivity and your DBAs would enjoy the reduced frustration associated with working with multiple platforms.

Simplifying the Complexity of SQL Coding for Multiple Platforms

Providing your company’s DBAs with a tool that can eliminate a lot of the complexity of coding for different platforms will lead to immediate results in increased productivity. IDERA’s Rapid SQL is such a tool that offers a wealth of features to streamline writing SQL code across a wide range of databases.

Perhaps one of the most-welcomed features from a DBA’s perspective is the ability to develop code for many different databases from the same user interface. This eliminates the need to remember different shortcuts or methods to get the same job done. Using the same interface breeds familiarity which will lead to increased productivity and reduced errors.

That’s just the most apparent benefit of using Rapid SQL. Some of the other features that lead to increased productivity include:

  • Capabilities to construct complicated SQL statements by pointing and clicking with the Visual Query Editor.
  • An Advanced Code Assist that offers context-sensitive suggestions as you type.
  • Syntactical and semantic validation of SQL files that flags parser violations or inconsistent references.
  • Debugging of stored procedures and functions with SQL Debugger.
  • Code Analyst to perform response time analysis of functions and procedures.

DBAs working with SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Sybase among others can take advantage of the features of Rapid SQL. The application can be run on physical and cloud virtual machines. It’s the perfect tool for helping your team cope with the challenges of database support in a multiple-platform environment. Your DBAs will be happier and more productive, which is always a good thing.