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Red Gate releases DTS Package Compare 2 for fast comparisons of complex DTS packages
CAMBRIDGE, U.K., January 31, 2006 – Red Gate Software has released DTS Package Compare 2, a $295 tool that enables fast comparisons of Data Transformation Services packages, regardless of the complexity and number of packages on a system.
Despite Microsoft's introduction of SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) in SQL Server 2005, a recent survey of SQL Server professionals shows that 73 percent still use DTS frequently. Eighty-four percent (84%) of these professionals use DTS to create and modify packages, 62 percent to administer and deploy packages, and 58 percent to test and troubleshoot tasks and packages.
"DTS is better-established than SSIS and is still extremely popular," says Simon Galbraith, Red Gate marketing director. "We are offering a fast, flexible comparison tool for all DTS packages. It is equally happy with standard or custom tasks. Whether you have tens or hundreds of packages on the server, this tool will show precisely how and where those packages differ."
DTS Package Compare 2 takes advantage of Red Gate's award-winning user interface that eliminates typical learning curves and increases efficiency in day-to-day use. Key features include:
- Flexibility to compare all or selected packages
- A quick-selection feature for accessing high-priority packages while the application works in the background to prepare a comparison list for all available packages
- Ability to create and compare full snapshots of DTS package databases for audit and version control
- Multiple version comparisons for simple identification of packages
- Arbitrary package comparisons across servers for tracking package evolution
- Easy comparison of both standard and custom tasks
"DTS Package Compare 2 is a great tool," says Allan Mitchell, a DTS and SSIS consultant, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, co-author of Real-World SQL-DMO for SQL Server, and director of the web site www.sqldts.com. "Its speed is impressive even when enumerating over a large number of sometimes quite complex packages. The interface is easy and intuitive to use."
A free, fully functional, 14-day trial version of DTS Package Compare 2 is available on the Red Gate website.
About Red Gate Software
Red Gate Software makes ingeniously simple tools for Microsoft technology developers and DBAs. The company's product line includes tools for comparing, synchronizing, packaging, backing up and recovering SQL Server databases; understanding and fixing Visual Studio code problems to enable better performance; and load-testing .NET Framework web applications. Red Gate is a silver sponsor for the Visual Studio 2005 launch and a Visual Studio Industry Partner.
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