[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, I'm John Whittaker, director of product marketing for Dell, and today I'm going to talk about the Toad family of tools for database professionals. So, let's go to the Dell XPS One touch screen and take a look at the tools and capabilities in the Toad family. Toad is our flagship product family, with solutions for a variety of different platforms.
We have over two million users on the system today that are licensed, and several more that are on the freeware. We've enjoyed over 14 years of development in the robust tool that users, analysts, and administrators all agree is the premier database solution in the marketplace today.
We provide a consistent IDE across platforms, whether you're running Toad for Oracle, Toad for Sybase, Toad for SQL Server, DB2, MySQL, or the new big data platforms. And we have a vibrant community that we'll talk about a little bit more later on. Specifically, we built Toad for two primary users.
The first, Toad for Developers, ensures high code quality. Additionally, we maximize SQL performance to ensure that the SQL written by your developers are going to be efficient and capable of the task to drive more productivity and more capability into your systems. We allow for team collaboration of our developers to improve the quality and the output of the labor force in your organization.
We maximize productivity to meet tight project timelines, and ultimately, provide a solution that allows developers to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. In addition to developers, we also support DBAs by insuring maintainability of the systems, by maximizing performance, and by helping them understand the impact of changes that will be made in the environment.
And finally, and probably most importantly for DBAs is, we help them work more productively and more proactively. With our systems, we have the most productive and most proactive DBAs in the market today. In addition to our DBA and developer users, there's one more person that we really want to make sure that we point out that we want to take care of, and that is the senior executives.
And essentially, Toad's family of products provide solutions that drive business value. We control costs by providing optimization tools for your environment and leveraging the investments you've made in your platforms. We increase the quality the output of the developers and DBAs that you have in your organization.
We reduce risk by making it more straightforward for administrators and people who maintain your systems to make the right choices and not to have an accidental outage. We leverage labor. And this is probably the number one driver of value that you're going to get out of our tool set, and that is increasing the productivity of your labor investment.
And then finally, the ability to gain competitive advantage by bridging into the new big data technologies like Hadoop, MongoDB, Cassandra, et cetera. These new technologies open up interesting opportunities for organizations to gain more competitive value, competitive advantage in the marketplace out of their data.
In addition, I'd like to close on one other area of great value to all the users, and that is the Toad World community. You can gain exclusive downloads, access to experts, and, very importantly, the ability to gain input on new features that we build into Toad. Our users are really responsible for the Toad as exists today.
We get feedback from them, they tell us what features they'd like to see, and on Toad World, they can vote up or vote down the new features they'd like implemented in the next version of Toad. In addition, tips and tricks videos to gain productivity faster, and finally, news, and events, and access to where Toad is in the real world so you can go out and talk to some of the experts in the field.
Hopefully, today I've provided a good outline of how the Toad family of products provides unrivaled levels of productivity for database professionals. To learn how your database administrators, developers, and analysts can become more productive with the Toad family of products, visit Quest.com/Toad. That's where you'll find more information about all the Toad solutions and can download trial versions of the products. Thanks for watching.