Welcome to Embarcadero® DB Optimizer™ 2016 (3.8.2)

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ReadMe Last Published: February 1, 2016. Any updates to these notes will be available at http://docs.embarcadero.com.


Thank you for using Embarcadero DB Optimizer, an enterprise SQL development and optimization tool that gives database developers and administrators the perfect environment for building the best performing SQL code. This application easily identifies inefficient SQL code and boosts developer productivity by ensuring SQL is right before it becomes a problem in mission-critical applications. DB Optimizer also provides a rich SQL IDE with code completion, real-time error checking, code formatting and sophisticated object validation tools. Lastly, DB Optimizer provides advanced project and data source management tools.

What's New in DB Optimizer 2016

New DBMS Version Support

Tuning Updates

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

Other Requirements

DBMS Support

SQL Execution, Tuning and DBMS Support

SQL Profiling and DBMS Support

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your Embarcadero Product

Embarcadero Technologies Product Support

Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support

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What's New in DB Optimizer 2016

New DBMS Version Support

This release introduces execution, tuning, and profiling support for the following DBMS versions:

Tuning Updates

System Requirements

Before installing EmbarcaderoŽ DB Optimizer, verify that your environment meets the following requirements.

Hardware Requirements

The following are the minimum hardware requirements:

Supported Operating Systems

DB Optimizer is supported on the following operating systems:

Other Requirements

DB Optimizer requires a Java6 VM to run:

DBMS Support

SQL Execution, Tuning and DBMS Support

SQL execution and SQL tuning with DB Optimizer is supported on the following DBMS platforms and versions:

SQL Profiling and DBMS Support

SQL profiling with DB Optimizer is supported on the following DBMS platforms and versions:

* On Microsoft SQL Server 2000, the Profiling feature is only supported if Service Pack 3 (SP3) is installed.

Note: DB Optimizer does not access in any way, shape or form any of the information, tables or views licensed under Oracle's diagnostic pack.

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

Bug Fixes

Bugs fixed in DB Optimizer 2016 include:
Bug DBMS Description
OPT-3720 SQL Server TS : Support for MSSQL 2012
OPT-3935 All Cannot generate pdf reports on Linux
OPT-3972 Oracle "An unexpected token "as" was found. Expected RPAREN.
OPT-4085 Oracle TS: Add support for OS authentication for Oracle when the authentication is NTS
OPT-4128 Sybase Support for Sybase 15.5.

Additional Resources

Licensing Your Embarcadero Technologies Product

All Embarcadero Technologies products include a 14-day trial period. To continue using the product without interruption, we recommend that you license it as soon as possible. For information on licensing your product, refer to the DBArtisan Installation Guide. If you have not yet purchased your Embarcadero Technologies product, contact sales@embarcadero.com, or uk.sales@embarcadero.com for sales in the EMEA region.

Embarcadero Technologies Product Support

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Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support

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