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SDDM: Updated Statement of Direction - please?

HansJK Member Posts: 73 Bronze Badge


Is there an updated version of the Statement of Direction for SQL Developer Data Modeler?

Please can we see that?  I am most ineterested in the progress/thinking around what was put as future extensions around support for MySQL database which is now owned by Oracle.

Thank you & Regards


  • thatJeffSmith-Oracle
    thatJeffSmith-Oracle Distinguished Product Manager Posts: 8,243 Employee
    edited Jun 9, 2020 12:27PM

    specifically no plans for MySQL as the MySQL Workbench provides modeling support for MySQL

    We put this together for March, but it never got published for various reasons.

    Database Tools Statement of Direction

    March 2020


    We are the Database Tools team, and this is our Statement of Direction (SOD). The purpose of this SOD is to outline our planned product and feature areas for the upcoming year. This document allows our customers and partners to anticipate and plan for upcoming releases and maximize the value of their investment in Oracle Database and Oracle Cloud Services.

    The Database Tools team delivers the tools you use every day to design, develop, deploy, administer, optimize, test, document, and query your Oracle Database. Our products are no-cost features of the Oracle Database, and are covered by your Oracle Database license and Oracle Support policies.

    Our products are developed using Oracle Java, and are supported on any Operating System that supports the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK). As an Oracle product which requires Java, our products do not require an Oracle JDK license.

    Development Focus/Investment Areas

    Starting with the 20.2 set of releases, our focus will be on delivering features and product enhancements in the following areas. Oracle Database Cloud Services, Oracle Database 20c, Continuous Integration & Delivery, and an optimized developer experience. Features will be rolled out gradually on a calendar year quarterly basis.

    The following details goals for 2020 and our core products and solutions. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing and pricing of any features or functionality may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

    Oracle SQL Developer & SQL Developer Data Modeler

    • Database 20c feature support and exploitation – blockchain tables, JSON native datatype, etc
    • Liquibase schema versioning – expand upon support already present in SQLcl

    Oracle SQL Developer Web

    • Provide full interactive development environment for RESTful Services and PL/SQL procedures
    • Browse and interact with your schema objects
    • Provide a basic reporting interface

    Oracle SQLcl

    • Enhance the code insight and editing experience with a more modern editor interface
    • Add commands in support of the Data Modeler features – reporting, DDL generation, diffs

    Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS)

    • Expand the Database Management REST API – more PDB lifecycle ops, Data Guard, reporting
    • Support customer maintained ORDS in Oracle Autonomous
    • Easier migrations from MOD_PLSQL

    Mission Statement

    “Our mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.” Our tools are built explicitly with this mission in mind, and they should remove any barriers from benefiting from the value of your data in the Oracle Database.