Toad (software)

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TOAD
Original author(s) Dell Software
Type Database management tools
Website http://software.dell.com/solutions/database-development-and-management/

Toad is a software application from Dell software[1] that database developers, database administrators and data analysts use to manage both relational and non-relational databases using SQL.[1]

Supported databases and environments[edit]

• Amazon® Redshift®

• Amazon SimpleDB®

• Amazon DynamoDB®

• Apache® Hbase®

• Apache Hive®

• Apache Cassandra®

• Google Analytics®

• IBM® DB2®

• IBM Informix® Dynamic

• IBM DB2 for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows®

• IBM DB2 for z/OS

• IBM Netezza®

• Ingres®

• Microsoft® Access®

• Microsoft Excel®

• Microsoft OData®

• Microsoft SQL Server®

• Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

• Microsoft SQL Server databases running on Amazon EC2®

• Microsoft SharePoint®

• Microsoft® Windows Azure® Table Storage Service

• Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket

• Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database

• MongoDB®

• MySQL®

• ODBC generic

• Oracle® databases running on Amazon EC2

• Oracle® Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

• Oracle®

• PostgreSQL®

• salesforce®

• SAP® Business Objects®

• SAP Sybase® ASE®

• SAP Sybase® IQ

• SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere®

• Teradata®

• Vertica®


Toad runs on all 32-bit/64-bit Windows platforms, including Microsoft® Windows Server®,Windows® XP, Windows Vista®,Windows 7 and 8 (32-Bit or 64-Bit). Dell Software has also released a Toad Mac Edition.


Dell provides Toad in commercial and trial/freeware versions. The Freeware version is available from the ToadWorld.com community.[2]

History[edit]

Jim McDaniel (aka "TOADman"), a practicing Oracle DBA, originally designed Toad for his own use in the late 1990s.[3] He called it Tool for Oracle Application Developers: "TOAD" for short. McDaniel made the tool available to others first as shareware and later as freeware, distributing it freely over the Internet.

As the user base grew, so did the effort of maintenance and development. Finally, the author realized that he could no longer dedicate substantial amounts of time to the growing quantity of software enhancement requests.

Quest Software, established in 1987, acquired TOAD in October 1998[4] and became part of Dell in September 2012[5]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Toad site
  2. ^ http://www.toadworld.com
  3. ^ Scalzo, Bert; Hotka, Dan (February 2003). Toad Handbook. Developer's Library. Jim McDaniel. Sams Publishing. p. xiv. ISBN 9780672324864. Retrieved 2013-10-23. "I've been working on TOAD now for more than six years. Or has it been seven?" 
  4. ^ "Quest Software's Acquisitions". Dell Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  5. ^ "About Quest Software – now a part of Dell". 

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