ClusterControl vs. Toad Database Developer Tools

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ClusterControl
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
ClusterControl enables companies to deploy, manage, monitor and scale their databases on the technology stack of their choice. According to the vendor some key features and benefits include: Repeatable Deployments: Deploy standalone, replicated or clustered databases on the technology stack of your choice Complete Lifecycle Management: Automate failovers, recovery and day to day tasks uniformly across polyglot databases and dynamic…N/A
Toad Database Developer Tools
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Toad by Quest is a database management toolset that database developers, administrators and data analysts use to simplify workflows, create code free from defects, automate frequent or repetitive processes, and minimize risks. Editions include Toad for Oracle, which automates administration tasks and helps proactively manage databases while embracing performance optimization and risk mitigation. Similar editions exist for IBM DB2, SQL Server, SAP, or MySQL and Postgres environments (Toad Edge).
$229
per year
Pricing
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
Editions & Modules
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Toad Edge For MySQL
$229
per year
Toad Edge For Postgres
$229
per year
Toad for SQL - Pro Edition
$437
per year
Toad for Oracle - Base Edition
$550
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Base Edition
$636
per year
Toad for SAP - Base Edition
$636
per year
Toad for SQL - Xpert Edition
$763
per year
Toad for Oracle - Professional Edition
$829
per year
Toad for SQL - Dev Edition
$930
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Pro Edition
$996
per year
Toad for Oracle - Professional DB Admin Edition
$1,370
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Xpert Edition
$1,529
per year
Toad for SAP - Xpert Edition
$1530
per year
Toad for Oracle - Xpert Plus Edition
$1,753
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Dev Edition
$1,861
per year
Toad for SAP - Dev Edition
$1863
per year
Toad for SAP - Xpert+ Edition
$2099
per year
Toad for SAP - DBA Edition
$3661
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
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Features
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
ClusterControl
9.7
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Toad Database Developer Tools
8.5
32 Ratings
0% above category average
Performance optimization tools9.84 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Schema maintenance9.74 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Database change management9.74 Ratings9.528 Ratings
Version control tools00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Test data generation00 Ratings6.025 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
ClusterControl
9.9
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Toad Database Developer Tools
9.1
32 Ratings
6% above category average
User management9.64 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Database security10.04 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Database status reporting10.04 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Change management10.04 Ratings9.022 Ratings
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User Ratings
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
9.5
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClusterControlToad Database Developer Tools
Likelihood to Recommend
Severalnines AB
I love its ability to work without manual configuration. ClusterControl has enabled us to control all servers across business and monitor overall server health with ease. ClusterControl ability to automate repetitive tasks has made my work easier and saves me a lot of time. It also offers a very good GUI.
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Quest
Toad for Oracle is very well suited for all Oracle implementations, be it single instance or RAC. It is best suited for use of Oracle DBA, Developer and Database Engineers. I don't recommend Toad for Oracle for Project Managers or Solution Architects. This can be a pricier choice for these people. They can do fine with free options like SQL Developer.
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Pros
Severalnines AB
  • Proficient and proactive database monitoring, which governs security.
  • Automation of the routine processes, more those those that entails repetitions.
  • Further, ClusterControl has tools for performance optimization, which improves the quality of results.
  • Lastly, ClusterControl supports database scaling and automation, a strategic option for efficient management.
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Quest
  • Toad is a de-facto standard tool for data developers and analysts. Generally speaking it provides almost every function needed to manage data in EDW with great performance and stability.
  • The nature of clinical data is big-sized: one table may have billions of rows. Toad provides critical functions to manage SQLs, e.g. Top SQL that can monitor and manage SQLs using CPU power and network bandwidth, so that EDW administrator can optimize ETL operations in the best efficiency.
  • Many of our data analysts are not computer science backgrounded (having clinical / nursing background). Toad provides great auditing tools such as Tuning Lab or SQL Scanner, so that data analysts can train themselves with guidance of the tool.
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Cons
Severalnines AB
  • It's holistic with data virtualization.
  • Requires users with skills to install.
  • Excellent with backup and instant recovery.
  • Great for the safety and security of our data.
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Quest
  • The power and control it gives is at the same time kind of a negative thing. There's too many options available, even when you don't need them. For simple database operations it's sometimes easier to just use SQL Developer since navigation is way more intuitive and easy.
  • Related with the above: there is a steep learning curve. However, since this is the main tool for any Oracle developer, this is not that much of a problem.
  • If I remember well, Toad used to be free, some 20 years ago. Or at least had a free version. It would be nice to have a free version. The dedicated Oracle developers and DBA's won't use the free version, but all the rest of us developers might use it instead of SQL Developer. It would make communications between everybody somewhat easier.
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Likelihood to Renew
Severalnines AB
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Quest
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
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Usability
Severalnines AB
No answers on this topic
Quest
I give is an 8 because nothing is a 10 and there is always room for improvement. I believe the user who is not as technologically inclined would be better suited with an easier way to identify the options for setting the layout up for Toad's GUI. To some it is very cumbersome and confusing.
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Support Rating
Severalnines AB
No answers on this topic
Quest
I give the overall support for Toad for Oracle a 10/10. This is because whenever there has been an issue with this software, our team has got an immediate response. The same can not be said for similar software. The most recent example of this is when we needed to renew our licenses. Some employees were unable to log in to code with the given license key. Support was able to resolve the issue quickly.
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Alternatives Considered
Severalnines AB
Fantastic with secure access to data within the organization. Magnificent to monitor the database performance and do a repair. Efficient with backup and recovery. Intuitive dashboard.
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Quest
Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often required to run Tableau smoothly. Support for Tableau is even more expensive than Toad support.
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Return on Investment
Severalnines AB
  • It provides work efficiency because it offers timely notifications and alerts.
  • ClusterControl has strong data security.
  • It enables me to fully maximize data operation because it collects comprehensive performance data that I use to improve workflows, therefore boosting productivity.
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Quest
  • Quick and easy query development helps reduce man-hours in a project which converts to real dollars.
  • Query analysis and tuning result in low database overhead and low latency, thus translating into real dollars because a system can thus handle more requests from customers.
  • Ease of use makes it easy to deploy greenhorns in projects with minimal training, thus helping save money. Otherwise menial and simple jobs would have required experienced DBAs.
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ScreenShots

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