Last Thursday, Greg Nerpouni gave me a briefing about and demo of Embarcadero Technologies' three new and enhanced performance optimization tools for Java and SQL applications:
- J Optimizer 2009 for Java profiling and optimization
- DB Optimizer 1.5 for SQL profiling and tuning
- Performance Center for automated 24/7 database monitoring
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J Optimizer is based on the Optimizeit product that Embarcadero acquired with the CodeGear division of Borland. It has the same profiler, thread debugger, and code coverage components you may remember; in addition, it has a Request Analyzer to track performance bottlenecks at the JDBC, JMS, JNDI, JSP, EJB, CCI, and Web services level.
DB Optimizer 1.5 is the newest version of Embarcadero's SQL profiling and tuning IDE. New features include continuous profiling, full multi-platform support, a revamped interface and full Unicode support.
Performance Center is 24/7 database monitoring tool that tracks and reports on database activity basically at the I/O level. It reports memory, I/O, contention, space, network, objects, and users, and it can drill down to SQL code to pinpoint performance problems. Performance Center is available now and the new 2.7 release is scheduled to launch in Q2 2009.