Powersoft, the tools division of database developer Sybase, has leapt into data warehousing and datamarts with the launch of S-Designor 6.0.
This latest version of the S-Designor family of modelling tools, allows users to design and build data warehouses and data-driven Web sites.
A new module, WarehouseArchitect, provides data cleansing, end-user query processing and extraction of data capabilities. It also allows developers to reverse-engineer existing databases, such as Sybase IQ and Red Brick Warehouse, optimised for data warehouse applications.
On the Web front, S-Designor offers an extended AppModeler module with a new Web generator. According to Sybase, developers can create data-driven Web sites direct from the S-Designor data model.
Powersoft has also enhanced the product's PowerBuilder and Visual Basic component generators and added two new generators, one for Powersoft's Power 1.5 C++ development tool and another for Borland's Delphi rapid application development (RAD) tool.
According to Chris Howgego, Powersoft business unit director at Sybase, the additions will enable Powersoft to reach a wider audience.
Other enhancements include an improved DataArchitect database design and a generation module supporting entity neighbour selection, tool tips, word wrapping and report preview.
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