Oracle SQL Developer Statement of Direction
Updated June 2009
Oracle SQL Developer
Oracle SQL Developer enhances productivity and simplifies database development tasks by providing a graphical interface for browsing database objects, creating and updating objects and running SQL statements and scripts. Using SQL Developer you can create, edit and debug PL/SQL statements, and create and run reports. SQL Developer supports connections to and migrations from third-party databases; MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and Sybase Adaptive Server, and users can work with files using the integrated Subversion and CVS version control support. SQL Developer connects to any Oracle Database version 18.104.22.168 and later and supports a variety of platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
SQL Developer was initially released as an early adopter on the 28th of December 2005. Since initial production in March 2006, SQL Developer has maintained a position of the second most downloaded product on OTN after the database, and by May 2008 had passed 1 million downloads, with over 1.2 million users. Oracle SQL Developer ships Oracle Database 11gR1 and is included in the Oracle JDeveloper 11g.
The next release product for release from the SQL Developer team focuses on providing complete graphical logical and physical data modeling functionality delivered as an independent product Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. As an independent product, SQL Developer customers can continue to use the base SQL Developer product with no impact. The base product will continue to benefit from further updates, with new features added gathered from the user community requirements.
Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
Plans for the next release of Oracle SQL Developer include the following:
THE FOLLOWING IS INTENDED TO OUTLINE OUR GENERAL PRODUCT DIRECTION. IT IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND MAY NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO ANY CONTRACT. IT IS NOT A COMMITMENT TO DELIVER ANY MATERIAL, CODE, OR FUNCTIONALITY, AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING PURCHASING DECISION. THE DEVELOPMENT, RELEASE, AND TIMING OF ANY FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITY DESCRIBED FOR ORACLE'S PRODUCTS REMAINS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF ORACLE.