Today, at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC’09) in Los Angeles, Embarcadero Technologies announced DBArtisan for the SQL Azure database from Microsoft. The special edition of DBArtisan helps organizations expedite the deployment and simplify the management of cloud-based databases and applications.
DBArtisan for SQL Azure provides for basic database administration at the schema level, including object management and editors, SQL editing and schema extraction, as well as migration utilities to facilitate data migration from Microsoft SQL Server to SQL Azure. The tool enables enterprises to build symmetrical on-premise and cloud-based SQL Azure Database deployments, reducing in-house IT infrastructure costs and making certain data sets more readily available to offsite consumers.
Developers and database administrators can download a trial version of DBArtisan for SQL Azure. Information about the steps to download and register the trial are listed on the DBArtisan for SQL Azure product page. You’ll also need a Microsoft SQL Azure account.