AquaFold has announced Aqua Data Studio 12.0, an to its universal database query and administration software. It allows users to design and administer the latest class of relational databases.

With version 12, Aqua Data Studio purportedly offers speed improvements of 100% to 800% when working with big datasets. It also includes FluidShell, a fully integrated command line shell to automate database ETL (extract, transform and load), as well as a streamlined user interface and Subversion 1.7 support.

FluidShell includes a complete set of commands for quickly scripting and executing custom solutions for data mining, ETL operations, database/file system data exchange, and data warehousing, according to AquaFold CEO, Niels Gron. It also benefits from the application’s speed enhancements, as well as a new connection-pooling feature that increases performance and scalability by automatically sharing connections across multiple query windows, he adds.

The schema viewer is now tab-based, making it simpler to view and edit several schemas when multitasking across different databases. A new search box helps users locate the proper setting to customize the application’s options.

Aqua Data Studio 12.0 is localized into 21 languages and works with Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris, and the Java platform. It’s available for immediate download from the AquaFold website (

The cost of a single-user commercial license for Aqua Data Studio 12.0 is US$499. Current license holders with expired subscriptions can renew their subscriptions for $174.65.