Some new free tools enter the SQL marketplace
A while back, I started collecting links for free SQL Server resources available to everyone in the community. I created a blog post called "Useful, free resources for SQL Server" to serve as a launching point for the links I'd been collecting. I'm in the process of going back and updating that post, but in the meantime, I wanted to highlight a couple of big events that happened in the past week.
- SQL Everywhere
- Schema Inspector
- Data Inspector
- Data Space Analyser
- Data Surf
- Schema Surf
As Matt explained in his blog post, his expectations of the market for his tools – in spite of their quality – did not quite meet reality. So, while it's sad to see a vendor drop out of the marketplace, the silver lining is that you can now use the tools for free.