Software enables users to track database dependencies.

Press Release Summary:

Allowing users to graphically view, analyze, and document all dependencies in SQL Server databases in real-time, SQL Dependency Tracker helps SQL Server professionals make informed decisions about changes and catch problems before they happen. Users can view whole databases or selected objects, track cross-database and cross-server dependencies, save and export diagrams as pictures or as XML reports, and customize variety of dynamic, zoomable layouts.

Original Press Release:

Red Gate Unveils Industry's First Graphical Dependency Tracker

Enables Database Professionals to Actually 'See' Their Databases, Quickly Track Dependencies and Catch Problems Before They Happen

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 2 / -- Red Gate Software, maker of ingeniously simple database tools, announced today SQL Dependency Tracker, the first fully graphical and interactive tracker for SQL Server database dependencies. This breakthrough product is one of a kind, confirming Red Gate's position as the leading innovator of simple, reliable tools for SQL Server DBAs and developers.

Red Gate's SQL Dependency Tracker aims to alleviate one of the most time consuming database chores: dependency tracking. It is not uncommon for developers to spend the better part of a day trying to determine if the changes they are about to send to production will adversely affect existing data. SQL Dependency Tracker allows you to view, analyze and accurately document all of the dependencies in your SQL Server databases. It does this graphically and in real time, providing the user with maximum visibility and flexibility in order to simplify the process of untangling dependencies.

"Our aim at Red Gate is simply to make the lives of developers and DBAs easier," said Simon Galbraith, marketing director at Red Gate. "To make things simple we have to constantly innovate and this product is a unique addition to the Red Gate family of SQL Server tools. With SQL Dependency Tracker we have raised the expectation for innovation in the marketplace, solved a nagging problem and made dependency tracking an easier and more enjoyable job."

SQL Dependency Tracker revolutionizes the way SQL Server professionals carry out dependency tracking, giving them a way to make smarter, more informed decisions about their changes with less hassle and effort. Like all Red Gate products, Dependency Tracker has been relentlessly tested to ensure that the product is effortlessly usable and works simply and intuitively, thereby saving users countless hours of tedious work. Key features in SQL Dependency Tracker enable users to:
o View whole databases or selected objects
o Track cross-database and cross-server dependencies
o Customize a variety of dynamic, zoomable layouts
o Save and export diagrams as pictures or as XML reports
o View Creation SQL for all objects included in the diagram

"Red Gate has once again developed a tool that will allow me to dramatically simplify one of the most difficult tasks -- really understanding dependencies," said Bernard Sheppard, Owner, Sheppard Consulting. "Dependency Tracker allows me to do something I've never been able to do before; I can actually see my database in all its complexity."

Visit the Red Gate website at to download free, fully functional, 14-day trial versions of all the new SQL Server 2005 tools, including SQL Dependency Tracker.

Availability and Pricing
General availability of SQL Dependency Tracker began April 28, 2006. Pricing for the product is $295, but is also available as part of SQL Bundle for a discount. For more information, visit

About Red Gate
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.

CONTACT: UK +Contact, Laila Lotfi of Red Gate Software, +44 (0)870 160 0037, ext. 86, or

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