Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler - Statement of Direction 

February 2011
 

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is a free, stand-alone product with a full spectrum of data and database modeling tools and utilities, including modeling for Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), Relational (database design), Data Type and Multi-dimensional modeling, with full forward and reverse engineering and DDL code generation. The Data Modeler imports from and exports to a variety of sources and targets, provides a variety of formatting options and validates the models through a predefined set of design rules.

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler can connect to any supported Oracle Database and is platform independent.

The product was first released on July 1, 2009 and the current production release, Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0 (3.0.0.665), is available for evaluation from OTN.

SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 3.0, includes support for version control by adding integrated support for Subversion, an open-source source code management tool. In addition, this release of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler includes the following:

  • Tightly integrated version control through Subversion, facilitates collaborative access, by facilitating multiple user access to the same design at the same time
  • Import from CA ERWin Data Modeler 7.3
  • Increased Oracle Database 11g feature support
  • Additional general database feature support including support for packages and functions
  • Increased support for the reporting repository, by extending the number of objects and properties exported to the reporting repository
  • Support for multiple open designs
  • Support for custom Design Rules and Transformations (JSR-223)
  • Extended import support from Oracle Designer
  • Built-in reports

Future Releases

The following features are planned for future releases:

  • Integration of the new SQL Developer Query Builder
  • Support for additional third-party databases
    • MySQL
    • TimesTen
    • Sybase
    • SQL Server 8
  • Improved drawing and layout capabilities
  • Full product UI translation
  • Updated property dialogs
  • Increased support for multi-dimensional models
  • Extending meta data with user defined properties
  • Provide design and model templates 


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