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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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

dotConnect for MySQL

dotConnect for MySQL is suitable if you work with .net technologies and frameworks to develop applications but do not want to use SQL Server. This is a very common scenario and the Express edition can solve this problem if you need only basic connectivity features. If high performance is a crucial requirement for you, it may be a real concern. Maybe paid editions can deliver better performance, but you will need to deal with relevant costs.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

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

Database Administration

DBArtisan
7.9
dotConnect for MySQL
User management
DBArtisan
7.6
dotConnect for MySQL
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
dotConnect for MySQL
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
dotConnect for MySQL
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
dotConnect 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

dotConnect for MySQL

  • Supports several MySQL features, such as secure connections, SSH and HTTP tunneling.
  • Allows us to consider in our Lightswitch applications the most used relational database in the world
  • Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile and other ASP 2.0 providers (essential for Lightswitch applications)
  • Direct connections via TCP/IP to MySQL (no client libraries needed)
  • There is a free version (Express Edition) with basic but essential features
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

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

dotConnect for MySQL

  • Better troubleshooting for errors in Visual Studio integration mode
  • Improvements in performance
  • Documentation could be better
Vinicius Lima | 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

dotConnect for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

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

dotConnect for MySQL

No answers on this topic

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

dotConnect for MySQL

  • Low-cost product for basic connectivity features
  • Allows us to deliver applications for clients that requires MySQL as a database
  • Allows us keep using our development tools and IDE due to integration capabilities (mainly Visual Studio)
  • Easy to use
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

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

DBArtisan Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

dotConnect for MySQL

General

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

dotConnect for MySQL Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition99.95
Professional Edition199.95
Developer Edition249.95
Mobile Standard Edition149.95
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    DBArtisan
    8.0
    dotConnect for MySQL
    9.0

    Support Rating

    DBArtisan
    5.0
    dotConnect for MySQL

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