Active Query Builder vs. Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Active Query Builder is a component for business applications which helps users without any SQL experience to work with SQL queries and get data fast. Users can get a clear view of database schema and design SQL queries with natural point-and-click actions rather than tedious typing. Active Query Builder assists novice users learning SQL and allows experienced users to analyze and understand their queries better by parsing them and building the visual diagram. With…
$199
per developer
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Syncfusion’s Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is a suite of 1,800+ software components and frameworks for developing web, mobile, and desktop applications. Its UI controls are designed to be flexible and are optimized for high performance. According to Syncfusion, the suite has users among 80% of the Fortune 500. Syncfusion enables users to speed the creation of modern user interfaces and read and write common file formats. Syncfusion states they have supplied components to 1 million+…
$395
per month Team of up to 5 members.
Pricing
Active Query BuilderSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Editions & Modules
VCL Edition (Delphi, C++Builder)
$199.00
per developer
Core .NET Edition (non-visual)
$199.00
per developer
ActiveX Edition
$299.00
per developer
WinForms Edition
$399.00
per developer
WPF Edition
$399.00
per developer
ASP.NET Edition
$399.00
per developer
Java Edition
$450.00
per developer
.NET All-in-One Edition
$899.00
per developer
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsoA subscription license that covers a team of up to 5 members is available for $395 per month. Transferable license and portal included. oA subscription license that covers a team of up to 10 members is available for $695 per month. Transferable license and portal included. oFor teams of more than 10, Syncfusion's sales team can prepare a custom quote. oSyncfusion offers subscription licenses that are suited to every organization's structure and needs. In addition to the Team Licenses described above, Project, Division, and Global subscription licenses are also available. Last updated: March 6, 2023 
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User Ratings
Active Query BuilderSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
8.7
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderSyncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Database Software
This is a good framework to use if your project requires frequent database queries. The product is made for both complete amateurs and seasoned experts. Prompt, courteous, and expert assistance; any problems are addressed and fixed without delay. Relatively inexpensive Inadequate, if there are new people involved, delays due to a lack of documentation are likely, and issues with code completion may arise.
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Syncfusion
The datagrid is probably their most popular control I would think. It is so flexible and configurable. Most of mine are plain views in ASP.NET Core, but I have a whole bunch that are dynamically created at runtime in my controller. That is so powerful.
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Pros
Active Database Software
  • Pull data from SQL even if you do not know SQL.
  • Provides clear database information.
  • Works with multiple databases at once.
  • Data access and security.
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Syncfusion
  • The functionalities of the grids are very awesome. Withe then, the user interacts naturally with the system.
  • The support of the framework is one of the best and mora faster than I know, congrutalions for that.
  • I think one of the best options is the multiple versions to download. With that, it dose not matter what operation system or type of develop you are going to use, this framework is ver good.
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Cons
Active Database Software
  • Features are good but lacks documentation
  • It would be great it were adaptive to Embarcadero/Dev Express Skins that would be very cool
  • Modifying SQL code is difficult
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Syncfusion
  • Sometimes links point to dead addresses in the documentation.
  • Some components have a difficult learning curve but that is usually due to the complexity of the control.
  • Minor version changes introduce breaking changes, for example updating from 20.1.x to 20.2.x gives us licensing errors, which in my opinion is a kind of breaking change as it requires all users to update their licenses.
  • Theming with CSS variables is not possible. Access to Theme Studio code is not possible. So a fully custom solution is needed to make Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition components themeable with CSS variables.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Database Software
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Syncfusion
It takes effort to include a new component library into existing software, especially in our case where we have 5 large applications that are written and maintained by about 100 developers. So changing such a core thing comes with a lot of effort. The other reason we will very likely renew our use of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is that it works really well and has helped us to speed up the development process.
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Support Rating
Active Database Software
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Syncfusion
Although I have decades of software development experience, I had never created a website from scratch before, and my html and css skills are not particularly strong. Between documentation and incredible dedication from the support team they helped me overcome all of my challenges. It's amazing that they typically create sample code for most of the issues that I submitted. On rare occasions where I uncovered a defect they kept me informed as to its status, and typically resolved it in a short-term release, and/or gave me a reasonable workaround. They hopped on zoom calls with me on multiple occasions when necessary.
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Alternatives Considered
Active Database Software
I have used Flutter to begin and with flutter you need learn a language called Dart which is not needed with AQB, which is the main reason for us to pick Active Query Builder as a choice over Flutter. AQB supports all the merchant SQL databases with native syntax support, query optimizations and more
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Syncfusion
Firstly, there is a free version for small businesses and it allows you to jump start without risk. I found one of the other products a bit short in the number of out-of-the-box supported events handlers for each control and, although you can manually add them, I feel more comfortable to just have them ready. After using the free version I just felt in love with Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition controls and decided to stay with them; they have all I need and more. The usage of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition controls is straightforward and intuitive. Support is world-class even for the free version; you get answers in 24 hours at most. Also, the support team is ready to remotely connect to your project in case it is needed; we have had one situation like this, and the issue was solved.
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Return on Investment
Active Database Software
  • better business decisions allow us to maximize revenue for the company
  • awesome ROI
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Syncfusion
  • First of all, I think the best positive impact is the reduce of time development. I do not know exactly how much time, but certainly, using the framework we save a lot of effort and time.
  • About negative impact, sometimes using the controls of the framewrok have a signifcant impact in the execution time and page load.
  • And of course, the use of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition has a significant impact of the learning of javascript and JQUERY.
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