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Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan

DBArtisan is functional and suitable for any sized organization that needs to monitor its database resources and running queries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

We use Schema Compare for two main scenarios:
1) Creating schema upgrade scripts to use when deploying. As our schema grows and changes, we want to tie these changes to a specific build so related code changes will be deployed along with side database schema changes. We do this by using Schema Compare to compare the modified dev database to a stable staging environment database, and then save a sync script. We can then modify that script as needed (perhaps with some update statements for migration), and include that in the deploy artifacts, which our deployment will automatically run.
2) Syncing the developer database with changes from other developers, matching prod schema, or otherwise managing dev database instances.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.3
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.2
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.2
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1

Database Administration

DBArtisan
7.9
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
User management
DBArtisan
7.6
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

Pros

DBArtisan

  • User interface is easy to use, and in some ways better than Toad. The left hand side shows all databases, and you can drill down to instance, storage, schemas, tablespaces, and performance views. The right hand side displays the details of the selected object.
  • This is the best tool if you want to manage multiple RDBMS platforms in a single tool using the same familiar interface. Other third party tools can do it also, but it's not nearly as integrated as this, and may require additional plug-ins installed. DBArtisan excels at this, and can perform cross-platform data migrations easily.
  • It has different DB analysts, which can help diagnose issues with performance, optimize storage, detect fragmentation, and plan for capacity growth. For almost any action you want to take, you can generate the DDL for preview, and/or schedule it to run at a specific time.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • Compare entire or subset of MySQL tables between databases.
  • Configure comparison rules.
  • Automatically sync schemas between databases on a per-table basis.
  • Save comparison rules for reuse and sharing.
  • Execute sync immediately, or save as an SQL script file.
  • Command-line tool that can be used to add comparisons to deploy scripts.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

  • Locks up far too often
  • Licensing structure is expensive
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • When viewing a table comparison, data is presented in a text-based format (such as a diff viewer). This is inferior to a more structured view like dbForge Data Compare has.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DBArtisan

DBArtisan 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

DBArtisan does not have an in-depth performance analyzer for databases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

We haven't tried any other tools that do comparisons like Data Compare does. Our method prior to buying this tool was to manually export the entire schema to a text file and use diff tools to compare differences.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DBArtisan

  • It has a positive ROI on our organization. It's better than OEM and SQL Developer. Although the license could be expensive, it is perfect for large organizations, especially with multiple RDBMS platforms.
  • Most features are redundant between DBArtisan and Toad. I would not recommend using both if you already own one of them. Just download the trial for the one you're not using, and see what works best for your organization.
  • DBArtisan is great for DBAs and would be my personal preference. Toad is good for developers and DBAs alike but I feel like sometimes the interface is too busy and too clumsy to use.
Johnny Wu | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • Improve developer productivity by making schema syncing quicker and easier.
  • Reduce risk of deployment by ensuring schema changes will be applied appropriately.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

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