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What is Toad?

Last Updated July 20th 2022, 9:06:52 pm

Description

Toad is a database management toolset for managing relational and non-relational databases using SQL. The Toad toolset runs against Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2 (LUW & z/OS), SAP and MySQL. Toad is aimed at database developers, database administrators, and data analysts for cross platform data preparation.[1]

Features [2]

Connection Manager

Allows users to connect natively to the vendor’s database whether on-premise or DBaaS.

Browser

Allows users to browse all the different database/schema objects and their properties effective management.

Editor

A way to create and maintain scripts and database code with debugging and integration with source control.

Unit Testing (Oracle)

Ensures code is functionally tested before it is released into production.

Static code review (Oracle)

Ensures code meets required quality level using a rules-based system.

SQL Optimization

Provides developers with a way to tune and optimize SQL statements and database code without relying on a DBA. Advanced optimization enables DBAs to tune SQL effectively in production. Toad’s SQL Optimizer’s re-writing algorithm quickly finds alternative versions of the original SQL statement that will run faster in the database.

Scalability testing and database workload replay

Ensures that database code and SQL will scale properly before it gets released into production.


  1. https://www.quest.com/toad/ ↩︎

  2. https://www.toadworld.com/ ↩︎