Oracle has added new integration with Subversion to the latest version of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler.
Oracle is pitching new
integration in its update to Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler as an answer to
the collaboration needs of development teams.
In version 3.0, Oracle has
added integration with Subversion, an open-source tool that helps developers
to their source code. Generally, users check their code into
a central repository to update and save changes, which allows other members of
a development team to check out the code and make additional changes, Sue
Harper, senior principal product manager at Oracle, told eWEEK.
"For Oracle SQL Developer
Data Modeler, this tight integration means that users can not only maintain a
history of their designs, but also work collaboratively on the same design,"
The tool also integrates
with Oracle SQL Developer, enabling developers to open and view and update
previously developed designs. Users can also query, run and write reports
against the reporting repository.
Also in 3.0, Oracle has
included the ability for users to write rules based on their own criteria
alongside a set of predefined design rules for use during the development
process. In addition, the release features user-defined transformation
scripts to enable developers to make global changes or updates to a design.
With Oracle SQL Developer
Data Modeler 3.0, users can design and develop for Oracle Database 11g, IBM DB2
for Linux, UNIX and Windows (V7 and V8), IBM DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS, and
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005. The tool also imports data models from
Oracle and non-Oracle products such as Oracle Designer and CA Erwin (Data
Modeler 4.x and 7.x).
"Models provide a blueprint
or plan for database development," Harper said. "By working with sound or
robust data models, application
developers can be more
confident that the applications that consume those
data structures are more efficient and robust."