The Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine, a magazine covering data and information management, big data, and data science, have unveiled their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awardswinners.

Quest Software’s Information Management Business was named WINNER in 3 solution categories and Finalists in 2 categories.

You need database management tools that simplify today’s always-on world. A recent DBTA survey revealed that 68 percent of DBAs manage between 11 and 500 database instances. At the same time, more organizations are turning to cloud based databases and 63 percent of DBAs expect to move to the cloud within three to five years. Multiple platform support, cloud technologies and DevOps—all trends that require you to be on top of more tasks and more processes. What if you could not only survive these constant IT changes, but evolve and thrive? What if you could monitor, manage, diagnose, migrate and replicate your database environments with improved accuracy and efficiency? With Toad for Oracle Developer Edition, Foglight for Databases, and SharePlex you can change how you approach your database challenges and thrive.

Best Database Performance SolutionFoglight for Databases

You have more on your plate than ever: rapidly increasing data volumes, multiple database platforms, more database instances, DevOps and cloud technology. Data and user demands are growing, technology is evolving and you can’t afford any loss due to database downtime or instability. Read on.

Finalists were: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager 


Best Database Development SolutionToad for Oracle Developer Edition

What if you could dramatically reduce the incidence of disruptive and expensive unplanned development cycles? What if there was a way to automatically test, quality review and tune code to maintain your investment in PL/SQL and minimize risks in production? Read on.

Finalists were: AquaFold Aqua Data Studio and IDERA DB PowerStudio


Best Data Replication SolutionSharePlex

Your fear of downtime may be preventing you from migrating mission-critical apps to new database platforms. Downtime interrupts productivity, frustrates end users, decreases profits and wastes valuable resources. Read on.

Finalists were: Oracle GoldenGate and Attunity Replicate


Quest Software were finalists in the following 2 categories:

Best Database Backup Solution – Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server

Best DBA SolutionQuest Toad DBA Suite


When it comes to how much our database management solutions rock, we don’t like to toot our own horn. Which is why we’re beyond grateful you did it for us – voting our toolsets into first place in the 2018 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards.

And now it’s our turn to thank you.

So here’s a big shout out to our happy and loyal Quest® community. We couldn’t have done this without your feedback and support. It’s that ongoing conversation that enables us to build tools that are packed with the functionality you need to save time, reduce risk and enjoy easier workdays.



About the Author

John Pocknell

John Pocknell is a senior market strategist at Quest Software and part of the Information Management business unit. Based at the European headquarters in the U.K., John is responsible for synthesising analyst data and customer interviews in order to create and evangelise solutions-based stories and messaging which relate to major IT initiatives for our extensive portfolio of database products, worldwide. He has been with Quest Software since 2000, working in the database design, development and deployment product areas and spent over 10 years as product manager for the Toad product line. John has been successfully evangelising Toad and other database solutions at various conferences and user groups around the world for the last 19 years as well as writing blogs and technical papers both internally and for the media. John has worked in IT for more than 30 years, most of that time in Oracle application design and development. He is a qualified aeronautical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in provisioning IT consultancy services and implementing quality assurance systems to ISO 9001.

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