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Friday, October 08, 2010For more than a month now, TMS software added the new TMS Data Modeler product to its product portfolio. Data Modeler is targetted not only at software developers using Delphi or C++Builder but to any person involved with the lifecycle of databases, maintaining databases, converting from one database to another. TMS Data Modeler offers:
Easy visual database schema manipulation:
TMS Data Modeler allows you to design tables, fields, domains, indexes, triggers, relationships, constraints, views, procedures, generators and other database objects independent from the database in an easy to use user-interface. It will do validation of the model as well as reverse-engineer existing databases.
Database lifecycle management:
One of the strong points of TMS Data Modeler is to help with your database lifecycle management. Suppose an application was initially designed with a specific database schema and in a new version of the application, the schema needed to be changed. Of course, customers using the initial version of the software want to keep using the existing data. TMS Data Modeler can fully manage the schema changes and can generate the appropriate scripts to update the database schema on customers machines. With TMS Data Modeler, you have an easy to use visual way to manipulate the database schema and handle check-in/check-out versions for each update needed in the application.
Heterogenous database handling:
TMS Data Modeler can also help you making your application database vendor independent. TMS Data Modeler allows you to create a database in SQL server for example and convert it at any time to another database like Oracle for example. Currently there is support for Absolute Database, Firebird, MS SQL Server, MySQL, Nexus and Oracle and support for more database vendors is being added.
TMS Data Modeler library for Delphi & C++Builder developers:
The Data Modeler library that comes free with TMS Data Modeler makes it easier to go from database to code. The library allows the developer to access the TMS Data Modeler project file and interrogate the full database schema. This way, you can automatically generate forms dynamically to view or edit available tables, fields that will always be in sync with the database schema.
Eat your own dogfood...:
TMS Data Modeler uses the TMS Office 2010 ribbon interface components, several other TMS UI controls and also uses TMS TWebUpdate to automatically update the application when new versions are released.
A fully functional trial version of TMS Data Modeler is available that allows you to see everything in action and evaluate how it can manage your database applications better and faster.
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