November 03, 2009 08:00 ET

Idera Announces SQL safe 6.0

Customers Report Backup Times Reduced by Half, Smallest Backups Ever

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - In booth #200 at the 2009 PASS Summit, Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, today announced SQL safe™ 6.0, the fastest SQL Server backup and recovery solution on the market.

With new, patent-pending IntelliCompress2™ technology, SQL safe 6.0 delivers record-breaking backup compression and speed. SQL safe's IntelliCompress2 continually monitors resource availability and performance during the backup process and constantly adjusts compression to ensure the fastest backups and the smallest, most compressed backup files.

"In SQL safe 6.0, we've worked with some of the leading compression and I/O optimization experts in the world to create unsurpassed compression of backup data using entirely new algorithms," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "When you combine that level of expertise with the power and innovation of our new IntelliCompress2 technology, the result is the fastest, most compressed backups possible, each and every time."

SQL safe 6.0 also features a new network fault tolerance capability, which prevents SQL Server backups from having to be restarted when networks go down. Plus, it provides "zero-impact" encryption, which boasts less than 0.5% performance degradation using AES-256 encryption, so backups are always secure.

During a month-long public beta program, SQL DBAs and developers consistently showed incredibly small backup file sizes and faster backup times with SQL safe 6.0.

"Today, I did a backup of one of our larger production databases using SQL safe 6.0. The 194GB database was compressed to 45GB and my backup time was reduced by almost 30%. That's impressive!" said Mike Lile, DBA at K2B, Inc.

Idera also announced the SQL toolbox™, a set of easy-to-use tools that help with everyday SQL Server tasks, and a new product, SQL virtual database™. To read the press releases go to

Pricing and Availability

Idera SQL safe 6.0 is available today and is $1,195 per SQL Server instance. Idera also released a new SQL safe Lite version available as part of the new SQL toolbox. SQL safe Lite is $295 per SQL Server Instance.

About Idera

Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 6,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera, SQL virtual database, SQL toolbox and SQL safe 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.

Contact Information

  • Press and Analyst contact:
    Carrie Ward
    PR for Idera
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