Top 10 Reasons to Switch to ER/Studio

Before joining Embarcadero’s Product Management team, Ron Huizenga worked as an independent consultant for 20 years. He used both ERwin and ER/Studio with a wide range of customers and concluded that ER/Studio had the right features and capabilities to address the complex enterprise data architecture needs of his clients. Based on his personal experience, he explains the top ten reasons why he made the switch to ER/Studio, and addresses topics including:

  • Clear views of both logical and physical models in the intuitive ER/Studio user interface
  • Flexible and user-friendly features including Macros, Naming Standards, and Compare and Merge operations
  • Capabilities such as Universal Mappings that ERwin doesn’t offer


Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:00am PST / 9:00am EST / 3:00pm CET
11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST / 8:00pm CET

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About the presenter:

Ron Huizenga is the lead Product Manager for ER/Studio at Embarcadero. Ron has over 30 years of experience as an IT executive and consultant in Enterprise Data Architecture, Governance, Business Process Re-engineering and Improvement, Program/Project Management, Software Development and Business Management. His experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, supply chain, pipelines, natural resources, retail, health care, insurance and transportation.

Don’t just model! Publish, share and integrate.

The ER/Studio Team Server REST Application Programming Interface (API) allows one application to talk to another application directly and securely.

ER/Studio Team Server provides a way to connect your database tools to your data sources with a centralized repository. You can define your business glossaries as well as business terms and relate to the technical metadata thus allowing your team to better understand and collaborate around business definitions.

You can align system data with business-critical data, and easily update the database models stored in ER/Studio Team Server’s Repository with the API features such as GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE commands through the user-friendly interface.

To learn more about ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition please click here

Further details on the API reference can be found here here

Do you know your data? Where it’s come from? Where it’s going? How it’s derived?

Graphically understand and interactively explore your Data Lineage

Data Lineage for ER/Studio gives data management professionals and business users essential insight to the extracts, transformations, and loads of complex enterprise data. Data governance and organizational compliance is supported with detailed metadata management for risk reduction and data discrepancy isolation.

In this presentation we look at the key reasons for using ER/Studio Data Lineage and what it provides you with.

To learn more about ER/Studio Data Lineage please look here: or request a demo here:

Want something more feature rich than the UISQL editor included in ER/Studio?

Well you can by changing the option in Tools | Options | Tools within ER/Studio and point it to Rapid SQL:

Tools Options Tools

Now any time either of the application wizards generate any SQL code (i.e. compare and merge, generate database), the code will launch in Rapid SQL.

Rapid SQL code

Find out more about Rapid SQL here:

Watch this video on Data Lineage by Torquil Harkness

When you can trust your data through its data lineage, you can create compliance reports with confidence, reduce the risks of untraceable data, and more quickly identify and isolate data errors, ultimately saving time and effort in your data management. ER/Studio is designed to help you organize, structure and model your data from multiple different sources, both relational and unstructured.