April 29, 2008 12:02 ET

Idera Adds New Tools to SQL Server Administration Toolset

Free Public Beta Version of the SQL Admin Toolset Available for Download Now

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, today announced that two new tools have been added to the company's newest SQL Server management product, SQL admin toolset™. SQL admin toolset is a suite of 24 essential desktop tools for monitoring, troubleshooting, administering and reporting on Microsoft SQL Server. Thirteen of the twenty-four tools in the SQL admin toolset are available for download now in the free public beta version.

SQL admin toolset enables SQL Server database administrators and developers to dramatically reduce time spent on SQL Server administrative tasks, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and reporting. It also reduces the need to develop, test and maintain custom SQL Server scripts. Since the original announcement of the toolset in early April, Idera has had many thousands of downloads of the beta.

Pricing, Availability & Special Promotions:

Idera's SQL admin toolset is priced at $495 per copy and will be available within the next 90 days. A public beta version of the SQL admin toolset, which includes 13 of the 24 tools, is currently available for free download at

Users of the public beta version who provide feedback will be able to purchase the final version at a discounted price of $195 per copy. As an added incentive to download and provide feedback on the public beta, Idera will be giving away ten Nintendo Wii's. One Wii will be given away in a random drawing each business day for 10 days from May 5 to May 16. To register for the drawing, users may visit

The 13 tools currently provided in the SQL admin toolset free public beta are:

SQL Server Diagnostic Tools
  --  SQL Discovery - Find all SQL Servers on the network
  --  Backup Status - Check whether databases have been backed up
  --  SQL Search - Search for text anywhere you have SQL Server code
      (stored procedures, functions, triggers etc.)
  --  Password Checker - Check the strength of SQL Server passwords
  --  Server Ping - Diagnose connection problems on SQL Servers

SQL Server Administration Tools
  --  Database Mover - Move/copy a database and login info, change location
      of database files
  --  Login Mover - Synchronize logins across SQL Servers
  --  NEW: Database Configuration Editor - Compare/edit database
  --  NEW: Server Configuration Editor - Compare/edit server configuration
      for one or more servers
  --  Connection String Generator - Specify options and quickly generate
      connection strings
  --  Table Pin - View and manage the pinned status of SQL Server 2000

SQL Server Reporting Tools
  --  Inventory Reporter - Show inventory and configuration for SQL Servers
      and host computers
  --  Patch Analyzer - Ensure SQL Servers are properly patched

Other tools to be added within the next 90 days include:

SQL Server Diagnostic Tools
  --  SQL Search - Search for text in SQL Server code (stored procedures,
      functions, triggers)
  --  Super Search - Find objects anywhere within and across SQL Servers

SQL Server Administration Tools
  --  Multi Query - Execute and manage queries across multiple SQL Servers
      at once
  --  Job Editor - Edit and manage SQL Agent jobs
  --  Quick Re-index - Easy to use tool for reindexing SQL Servers
  --  Trace Manager - View and manage server trace activity
  --  User Clone - Create a new user using an existing user as a template
  --  Partition Generator - Generate partitions for data

SQL Server Reporting Tools
  --  Server Farm Health Check - Quickly check the status of all SQL
  --  Database Space Reports - Report on database/table sizes, compare
  --  Frequently Used Indexes - Report usage patterns of indexes
  --  Server Statistics - View a wide range of statistics about SQL Server

For more information about SQL admin toolset or to download a copy of the free public beta, please visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. SQL admin toolset and Idera are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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