Active Designer

Product Focus

Create, Manage, Maintain and Modify Database Schemas, interactively, intuitively, and in real-time.

Product Description

Active Designer is an extremely simple and amazingly powerful database design tool, direct and interactive. How is it different from half a dozen design tools out there? Active Designer executes SQL commands interactively and instantaneously into the database.This allows the user to build the database incrementally and intuitively with every mouse click.

This allows the user to build the database incrementally and intuitively with every mouse click. This is a paradigm shift because design errors are echoed back to the user instantaneously. All database information is presented in the form of a data model. Procedures, Triggers, Functions, Views, etc, can also be viewed and manipulated real-time.

Product Architecture

The solution architecture is highly scalable. It can support hundreds of users and thousands of devices. It has multiple options to support active-active or active-passive architectures.

  • Database Compatibility:

    Oracle

    SQL Server

    DB2

  • Operating System Compatibility:

    Windows95/98/ME

    WindowsNT/2000 client connecting to ANY Database on the corporate network

  • Technical Requirements:

    Pentium 100MHz or higher

    10MB hard disk space

    64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended).

Benefits

  • Active Designer shows the user the exact SQL syntax with each command, and then executes this SQL directly against the database, thus presenting the user with a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) interface to any Database on the corporate network.
  • The database design is thus validated with every step allowing only valid database constructs to be modeled into the diagram.
  • Extremely simple to use and work with, probably simpler than any word processing tool.
  • A change Audit module allows all the changes to be logged in an audit trail, thus providing a DBA a complete list of all changes that have occurred to the schema.
  • The audit log has options to move all or selected changes from one schema to another schema.
  • The change control module allows the changes to work its way around a change management and approval process, thus providing a controlled environment for database design changes. This is an option, which can be turned ON when the system enters implementation/production stage.
  • An exception report provides a list of all differences between any two schemas.

Application Area

  • For users needing to design and modify the database schema, ActiveDesigner provides a very simple intuitive alternative.
  • Real-time validation of the database design at every step.
  • When writing reports, screens, or programs, database designers, programmers and DBA's require a view of the database schema. Active Designer can provide a real-time picture view with a single click.
  • New Oracle users who require an easy and intuitive way to work with the Oracle database.
  • A situation where it is required to keep track (audit) of all database schema changes.