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Press Release - RedGate Announces SQL Server Compare

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Press contact: Simon Galbraith (simon.galbraith@red-gate.com)

New Orleans, April 10th, 2002

Red Gate SQL Server Compare automates comparing SQL Server servers

Red Gate Software announces a simple new product for Microsoft SQL Server that compares the settings between different SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000 servers. SQL Server Compare will be released on April 10th 2002. It  was written entirely in Microsoft  Visual C# .NET  using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. The tool will be used by Database Administrators (DBAs ) using Microsoft SQL Server to compare DTS packages, jobs, logins and SQL Server settings. For DBAs managing multiple servers it will save time and improve effectiveness when they need to compare two different servers. The only way to carry out a comparison without SQL Server Compare is by manually looking at the two servers and writing the settings down on a piece of paper.

Red Gate Software is the creator of two very successful products for SQL Server: SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare. Over 40 of Red Gate’s current customers have volunteered to use the beta version of SQL Server Compare during the four weeks of intensive testing prior to launch on April 10. Andy Warren a SQL Server guru from SQL Server Central said, “I'm delighted that Red Gate has taken the steps to automate the time consuming tasks surrounding comparing the settings on different SQL Servers. We've had questions about this in our discussion area at SQL Server Central so I'm sure that there will be demand for this product.

Neil Davidson, Technical Architect for SQL Server Compare said “I believe this tool will prove to be as popular and useful as our other tools for SQL Server. We’ve certainly done everything in our power to write a simple tool that will allow DBAs to compare the settings of SQL Server databases. We wrote it in Microsoft Visual C# .NET using Visual Studio .NET which gave us significant productivity improvements over our previous development environments.”

“Microsoft believes in supporting a strong ISV, developer and partner ecosystem, and we’re pleased to see companies such as Red Gate Software delivering tools for Microsoft SQL Server administrators who are using SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 2000,” said Tom Rizzo, group product manager for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Corp. “It also is rewarding to learn of the productivity improvements Red Gate, as a software developer, experienced writing SQL Server Compare in C# using Visual Studio .NET.”

More Details:

Red Gate Software

Red Gate make simple tools for complex problems. To achieve that goal we strive for simplicity in every area of our business: our products, the way we interact with our customers, the way we structure ourselves and the way we deal with journalists and analysts. More about our simple approach can be found at http://www.red-gate.com/about.htm


Red Gate was chosen as a global Gold launch partner for Visual Studio .NET and a Visual Studio Integration Program partner. Our products have a strong Microsoft focus.

For more information please contact Simon Galbraith on +44 (0) 870 1600037 or simon.galbraith@red-gate.com We have a section of our web site designed for press and analysts that is at http://www.red-gate.com/press.htm

SQL Server Compare pricing and information:

The web page that provides information about SQL Server Compare is at http://www.red-gate.com/sql_server_compare.htm. The price will be $290 for a single user license and $850 for a 10 user license. It will be available from 10thth April 2002. The next steps for the product development are likely to be to include the ability to synchronize as well as compare the server settings.

SQL Server Central

SQL Server Central is a web site for the SQL Server Community with more than 35,000 registered members. The site features new content daily and has a vibrant discussion area where questions of all levels are answered quickly and cheerfully. The web site is at http://www.sqlservercentral.com.

For more information on SQL Server Central please contact Andy Warren on awarren@sqlservercentral.com


All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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