Quest Software Adds Toad to Its Suite of Oracle Developer Tools
This Addition Makes Quest Software the Clear Leader
in PL/SQL Development Tools
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Software today
announced the addition of TOAD (the Tool for Oracle Application Developers)
to its family of database development and management solutions for Oracle.
With tens of thousands of combined users, TOAD and Quest Software's SQL
Navigator are the two most widely used graphical environments specifically
designed for Oracle Developers. With this acquisition, Quest Software
becomes the clear leader in this growing market.
TOAD, formerly a freeware product, has enjoyed rapid growth and support
from thousands of Oracle developers around the world. In order to provide a
higher level of service to this user base, Quest Software will be offering
a low cost support and enhancement plan for users who rely on TOAD every
day. A limited-support freeware version of TOAD will continue to be
Jim McDaniel, TOAD's creator, explains, "I approached Quest Software
because it is a great company with a commitment to quality products. They
also have an outstanding reputation for customer support and a very loyal
user following not unlike that of TOAD.
The widespread adoption of TOAD has been very exciting but also very
overwhelming. With thousands of users around the world, responding to them
was becoming virtually impossible. Now, not only will users get the support
they need, but I will also be able to focus exclusively on TOAD. And
perhaps most important, I am convinced of Quest's commitment to TOAD and to
making it easily available and supported for all current users at a fair
price." McDaniel added.
"A partnership between Quest Software and TOAD is great for TOAD users. Our
Oracle developers and QA staff have been relying on TOAD for years. Having
Quest Software now provide TOAD to us gives us the confidence that the
product we depend on will be enhanced and supported in the future," said
Marc Graham, director of demographics and Encounter Management for
HealthMatics, a computerized patient record system vendor.
"We are very excited to add TOAD to our product offering for Oracle," said
Vinny Smith, Quest Software's CEO. "Jim's knowledge and understanding in
this area are a strong complement to our existing team of Oracle experts.
Now we will be able to offer two levels of products for the developer
community: TOAD for its powerful but lightweight interface and SQL
Navigator for its extensive and intuitive features for all developers as
well as DBAs. SQL Navigator(TM), with its comprehensive development,
debugging and tuning suite will be a natural upgrade path for any TOAD user
seeking additional functionality."
Quest Software, Inc. provides innovative software solutions that enable
businesses to optimize database implementations via a complete suite of
Database Management tools for Oracle DBAs and Developers as well as
Enterprise Report Management solutions. With headquarters in Newport Beach,
CA, Quest Software also has offices throughout the U.S. in Dallas, New
York, San Francisco and Washington D.C., European offices in the UK and
Germany, and in Australia. More information regarding Quest Software can be
found at http://www.quests.com.
Robin Livonius of Quest Software
949-718-2533, or fax,
Web site: http://www.quests.com/