Toad DBA Suite for Oracle

DBA tools for Oracle that increase performance and availability

Easily automate maintenance, ensure optimal performance and reduce risks from changes

Toad™ DBA Suite for Oracle is a comprehensive set of Oracle DBA tools that enable you to become more proactive. These Oracle administration tools automate maintenance, ensure optimal performance, and mitigate the risk of change. The suite helps you resolve issues before they impact production. And, since routine tasks are automated, you’re assured of accuracy as never before. You can also greatly reduce the risks associated with performance bottlenecks, database vulnerability, patches, upgrades, and more.


  • Assures you of proper maintenance, performance, and change
  • Helps you predict the impact of changes on production instances
  • Enables you to maintain and manage schemas, including compare and sync
  • Allows you to simulate the production environment by replaying database workload in development or on test databases
  • Enables you to administer databases, including users, roles, infrastructure and utilities
  • Facilitates management, synchronization, and deployment of schema changes
  • Permits you to efficiently and accurately manage Oracle user accounts without using scripts
  • Ensures you get the best-possible application performance by proactively identifying issues directly from running SQL statements, PL/SQL, or other source code and automating the SQL optimization process
  • Allows you to schedule and perform database instance health and security checks
  • Helps you deploy high-quality applications that meet your requirements and perform reliably in production
  • Helps you reduce the risk of slow transaction response time and downtime
  • Reduces your total cost of Oracle database ownership and decreases development cycles by resolving problems proactively
  • Minimizes your administration costs by automating tasks and ensuring code accuracy and efficiency
  • Includes eight hours of free, web-based training to help you take full advantage of Toad’s powerful functionality


System requirements


1 GHz Processor (Spotlight requires 1.2 GHz processor)


924 MB RAM required, 1 GB recommended

Operating system

Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)


  • When running on a 64-bit operating system, you must use the 32-bit Oracle Client.
  • In Windows Vista, you must use a logon with the Admin privilege or if you are logged on as a normal user, you must have the Universal Access Control (UAC) turned OFF.
Product exceptions
  • Spotlight on Oracle: Requires Windows 7 or Windows XP (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • Toad Data Modeler: Requires Windows 7
  • Toad for Data Analysts: Does not support Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (64-bit), DB2 connections on Windows XP (64-bit only)
Database client
  • Oracle 8i Client (Net 8)
  • Oracle 9 Client (Net 9)
  • Oracle 10 Client (Net 10) or Instant Client 10.
  • Oracle 11 Client (Net 11) or Instant Client

NoteOnly the 32-bit Oracle client is supported.

Database server

Oracle versions 8.0.6; 8.1.7; 9i; 9iR2; 10gR1; 10gR2; 11gR1, 11gR2

Product exceptions
  • Quest SQL Optimizer for Oracle: Requires Oracle 8.1.7 or later
  • Spotlight on Oracle: Requires Oracle or later and SQL*Net 2.3.4 or later
  • Toad for Data Analysts: Requires Oracle 9i or later
Additional requirements

VGA monitor, 1024x768 resolution, small fonts (Spotlight requires 1280x1024 or larger)

Virtualization support

Toad now supports the following cloud databases:

Oracle on Amazon EC2 as well as the following virtualized environments:

  • Application: Citrix support on Windows Server
  • Application: Citrix support on Windows Server 2003 (Service Pack 2) using the MetaFrame Presentation Server 4.0 and Citrix Presentation Server Clients 10.2
  • Desktop (VDI): Quest vWorkspace 7.0 on Windows
  • XP Professional 32-bit (Service Pack 2) Server: VMWare ESX Server 3.5 and VMWare
  • Server Console 1.0.10 on Windows Server 2003 (Server Pack 2)

Language supported:

  • US English