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Excelsior Community College


Course Name: Advanced Database Management
Course Code: CSYS3602
COURSEWORK 1 INDIVIDUAL (Emerging Trends)
Lecturer: Miss. Yulan Buchaban
Submitted by: Mark Green
Date: October 3, 2017
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Database Management system is defined as a collection of programs that enable users to create

and maintain database (scribd p.1) However for data management to occur efficiently, data

management tools are required. According Gube (2009) a database tool is a collective term for

tools, utilities, and assistant, that you use to perform task. Moreover, there are different

categories of tools used by the database administrator which include the following:

Query optimization tools


Snapshot backup tools (backup of a live database)
Database replication tools
Cloud based database tools
Database modelling tools
Database administrator tools

Fort this essay, the focus will be on Database administrator tools specifically Navicat. According

to Zadowny & Balanny (2004) Navicat was discovered in the year 2001.The Executives central

goal, was for them to fill that huge gap in commercial Management tools for open sources (n.p.).

The inventor of Navicat is called PremiumSoft, a software development company that have

being in existence since 1999. This eventually became a fast-growing company aimed at

accelerating application development and database management with software that enhance

productivity and maximize results of our customers. They are customer-centric focus and best-

of-breed products and services, PremiumSoft has been successful in making customers

significantly more productive.

The purpose of the database tool invention is to allow you to simultaneously connect to MySQL,

MariaDB, SQL Server, and Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases from a single application.

It is also compatible with cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift,

SQL Azure, Oracle Cloud and Google Cloud. The user can also quickly and easily build, manage

and maintain their databases. Navicat offers a very functional and easy-to-use interface for a lot of
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the most common and regularly occurring DBA tasks and requirements can use it to create, modify,

and manage all your database objects (e.g., tables, views, etc.) and the Table Designer feature can

be used to guide you as you create and modify tables, allowing you to set up relationships,

constraints, triggers, and more.

Nevertheless, this database tool is not perfect, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Some of

the advantages are (a) Secure connections (b) Expansive feature set for administration, designing

and development (c) Affordable for its scale (d) MySQL databases (e) Easy to use. On other h

and, the disadvantages are (a) SSH tunneling closes not yet span to OS X or Linux (b) No SSL

support yet for Linux (c) Report Viewer not Included in non-Enterprise Version

In order to access Navicat's Report Manager, select the server and the database from the left

navigation pane, and then click on the big Report button from the toolbar of Navicat's main

window. Alternatively, you may select View | Report from the main menu bar. Once in the

context of Report (Manager), you can use the buttons on the secondary toolbar to create, edit,

or delete reports, or right-click anywhere in the object pane to invoke a pop-up menu that will

let you perform the same actions, as shown in the following screenshot:
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The Data tab presents a blank page when opening it for the first time.
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In concluding, Navicat Premium is a good database administrator tool that makes database

management easier. Navicat Premium offers very easy interface for databases, you can manage

multiple databases with multiple database engines in one program. This is easy and good for not

only experienced users but immature users.


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