New XE6 portfolio of database tools tackles big data challenges; enables customers to work more efficiently with major database management system platformsMaidenhead, UK ??? September 16, 2014 ??? Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced a major new XE6 release of its award-winning portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL. The new tools enable customers to meet today???s demanding data challenges while delivering significant productivity gains across an enhanced set of database management system (DBMS) platforms.???With data volumes growing at exponential rates, businesses across the globe are starting to look to big data and NoSQL in conjunction with existing relational systems to help harness their information assets to gain competitive advantages,??? says Michael Swindell, Senior VP of Products at Embarcadero. ???For DBAs, data architects, and SQL developers, Embarcadero’s XE6 database tools deliver major productivity gains by supporting the widest range of relational DBMS along with Big Data and NoSQL platforms all within the same tools.???Designed for developers, DBAs, and architects, Embarcadero’s heterogeneous tools enable customers to design, build, and run their databases and applications in the environments they choose, free from the constraints, costs, and learning curves associated with multiple platform-specific tools. The expanded XE6 portfolio provides new support for leading platforms including MongoDB, Hadoop Hive and PostgreSQL.Meeting Big Data ChallengesER/StudioData modellers and architects are facing larger, more complex data models and tasked with managing numerous stakeholder groups that need access to information assets. The new release of ER/Studio provides big data support along with performance improvements to handle large, collaborative model management needs. New features:Reverse-engineering support for Hadoop Hive and MongoDB big data platformsExtended 64-bit memory model improves system performance with large datasetsEnterprise Team Edition offers enhanced collaboration on models and metadata across the organisationDBArtisan & Rapid SQLDatabase administrators and developers are being challenged with administration, tuning and development across complex, heterogeneous database environments. The new release of DBArtisan and Rapid SQL provides PostgreSQL support enabling work across an even broader set of DBMS platforms using a single, consistent tool which lower learning curves, reduces IT maintenance and improves productivity. New features:PostgreSQL support including Greenplum MPP & Pivotal HAWQ SQL-on-HadoopSQL Server 2014 support delivers up-to-date administration and development capabilitiesProduct Availability and Trial VersionsThe XE6 portfolio of database tools, including ER/Studio, DBArtisan and Rapid SQL, is now available from Embarcadero. Trial versions are available for download at http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads.WebinarOn September 18, 2014, the Embarcadero XE6 database team will host an online discussion focused on the latest release of database modeling and management tools. Topics to be covered include:New reverse-engineering support for big data platforms: MongoDB and Hadoop HiveExtended 64-bit memory model with significant performance gains for large modelsPostgreSQL support including Greenplum MPP & Pivotal HAWQ SQL-on-HadoopFor more information including how to sign up for this online event, please visit http://forms.embarcadero.com/BigDataBigModelsBigNewWebinar9-18.