2/22/11- Rdb Controller, and
especially the SQL scripts generated by DBTune, can make
migration to SQL Server far easier. Simple edits of the
SQL scripts can be applied, and the resulting SQL input
DIRECTLY into the SQL Server Management Studio 20008 R2 for
recreating the tables, indices, and constraints under the new
database. A recent SQL Server "structure" migration
by an Rdb customer was performed in only 2 days, primarily
because using the generated scripts maintained all the current
data types, and eliminated typos.
2/15/09- Work continues on an
"Oracle" database version of the Controller toolset.
Beta testing is planned for the near future. The new toolset
will carry over the same intuitive interface and in-depth
knowledge of performance optimization to the Oracle platform
that customers currently experience for Rdb. Initial release
will target the OpenVMS platform with ports to other platforms
9/19/08- Rdb Controller's
DBTune V6.1 is now available from the aliconsultants.com www
site. Extensive upgrades to partitioning support have been
incorporated into this release, with the DBA now being able to
specify tune parameters for EACH individual partition ( via
the modpad file) as opposed to the table "as a
4/11/06- Rdb Controller V6 is
now available. This is a complete rewrite of our popular
tools, now completely in "C". The installable
software is smaller (fewer Mb), and system response has
12/30/03-Banco de los
Trabajadores chooses Rdb Controller to optimize their database
for increased performance.
This well known bank is
our first customer in Guatemala, and is using the Rdb
Controller toolset to increase performance of their records
database, thereby minimizing the need for costly hardware
4/8/02- Marconi uses Rdb
Controller to tune 40 of its most critical Rdb databases in
Performing up to 4 simultaneous
database tunings per weekend (the only time users could be
"bumped" off the systems for maintenance work), the
automatic script generation, unattended operation, and
extensive internal error checking capabilities of the
tool allows the databases to be tuned rapidly with minimal
downtime and with minimal personnel.
By automating the script
generation process, multiple "what if" scenarios
could be easily modeled during the days before each tune, and
the most desirable and efficient path could be selected. Last
minute updates could also be efficiently addressed with
minimal schedule impacts.
Transaction times were
significantly reduced improving interactive response times,
and reducing the time to generate batch reports.
9/5/01- Rdb Controller 5.3 for
Rdb 7.1 on AXP is released, and available for download from
the ALI FTP
site. Existing Controller users with software support will
require a new license before installation, which can be
obtained from ALI
license support. V5.3 is functionally equivalent to V5.2,
with the addition of compatibility features to accommodate Rdb
7.1. V5.3 is for use ONLY with
Rdb 7.1 on AXP. In addition, V5.3 accommodates
larger and more complex databases without customization. This
release includes DBTune 5.3, DBAnalyzer 5.3, and DBXact
9/3/2001- Due to changes in OpenVMS 7.3 for
AXP, a NEW RELEASE of Rdb Controller is being prepared. This is
in preparation for their use with Rdb 7.1. After the
incorporation of changes suggested by
current users, and the addition of support for Rdb 7.1, NEW KITS for DBTune,
DBXact, and DBAnalyzer will
be created. After additional
testing, the new kits will be placed on the anonymous FTP
site for download by users wishing to use the tools with
the latest release of Rdb. When they are available for
general downloading, an announcement will be posted at ALI's
home web site.
8/15/2001- Rdb 7.1 (aka Rdb 8)
has been released by Oracle. ALI is currently testing its
current version of the Rdb Controller tuning/analysis tools
with Rdb 7.1, and is expected to be completed within a short
time. An upgrade to DBXact 5.1 will be available
ALI is also continuing its push
to complete the next major update to its Rdb Controller
toolset, beginning with DBTune 6.0. This new version of DBTune
is a complete rewrite of the product, and will support many
enhanced features, as well as many of the new Rdb 7.1
features. While a release date has not been established, it is
expected to occur within the next few months.
3/7/2001- Short term leasing of
Rdb Controller is now available. Customers who envision using
the tools for only 1-2 years, or who have short term budget
constraints, can NOW reap the benefits of enhanced performance
and increased "uptime" at an affordable price.
3/5/2001- Rdb Controller now
supports the DEC_KANJI character set for Rdb databases.
Internal Kanji names for storage areas, tables, indexes, etc
are now supported. A full Kanji version of Rdb Controller
supporting Kanji based screens, reports, and documentation is
planned for the near future.
11/17/2000- ALI is named to the
Review 100. This prestigious award recognizes the top 100 business
intelligence vendors as selected by the readers of DM
11/15/2000- ALI joins the
Compaq Business Solutions Alliance in the US, Australia, and
Japan in order to provide in-depth service and support
to the Rdb family of users.
8/23/00- US West mistakenly
listed ALI's toll free number as their service/repair number.
Although US West was contacted, thousands of phone books had
already been distributed. The toll free number for the US and
Canada has been changed to 866-257-8970 to avoid the
"flood" of service calls.
8/21/2000- Ericsson EUS
purchases multiple licenses of Rdb Controller to help
maintain their Rdb databases in Lynchburg VA.
6/1/2000- Insider Market
becomes authorized reseller for Rdb Controller.
5/1/2000- Spiras Corporation
becomes authorized reseller for Rdb Controller.