Thursday, August 24, 2006

Quest Toad for SQL Server 2.0 Released

Quest Software, Inc. announced the newest version of its award-winning Toad™ database management product family. Toad for SQL Server 2.0 includes new features such as one-of-a-kind integrated debugging, SQL optimization, and integrated comparison and synchronization capabilities for SQL Server 2005. These new features further improve the productivity of SQL Server developers and database administrators (DBAs).

New features in version 2.0 of Toad for SQL Server include:

  • Database Back-Up Indicator – Demonstrates when it is necessary to back up a system, and integrates seamlessly with LiteSpeed for SQL Server

  • SQL Optimization - Automates the process of identifying problematic SQL then re-writing and benchmarking it for optimal SQL Server performance.

  • Compare and Sync – Provides advanced integrated comparison and synchronization of schema, data and server settings of two SQL Server environments.

  • Debugging – Offers integrated debugging capabilities for SQL Server 2005.
“With Toad for SQL Server 2.0, Quest offers customers a single interface to develop, administer and optimize their SQL Server environments,” said Douglas Chrystall, chief architect, Quest Software. “In addition to this release, Quest is making its Comparison Suite of tools free of charge. This further demonstrates Quest’s commitment to the SQL Server market – not only by expanding the breadth and depth our SQL Server portfolio with the enhancements to Toad, but also making essential tools, such as the Comparison Suite, freely available to the market.”

Pricing and Availability
A freeware version of 2.0 of Quest Toad for SQL Server is available now at

A full production version is also available now with North American pricing beginning at $470 per seat (USD). For more information and to download free evaluation copies please visit:

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