DBArtisan vs. Oracle SQL Developer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DBArtisan
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
DBArtisan from Embarcadero Technologies (acquired by Idera) is a database administration toolset.N/A
SQL Developer
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Oracle SQL Developer is an integrated development environment (IDE) which provides editors for working with SQL, PL/SQL, Stored Java Procedures, and XML in Oracle databases.N/A
Pricing
DBArtisanOracle SQL Developer
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DBArtisanSQL Developer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DBArtisanOracle SQL Developer
Considered Both Products
DBArtisan
Chose DBArtisan
SQuirreL isn't showing up in the search results ... that is our favorite free alternative. Very powerful IDE, very easy to use.
Oracle SQL Developer is just a very basic front end. Free, simple, works, but in a different league from DBArtisan.
I recently tried IntelliJ. I wasn't …
Chose DBArtisan
Overall excellent tool for DBAs. Seamless cross-platform integration, which is rare (or non-existent) among its competitors. The "monitor" helps the DBA to see everything that's going on in the database. Similarly, the interface is well-organized so that you can navigate to …
SQL Developer
Chose Oracle SQL Developer
DBArtisan is the elephant in the room for a number of reasons. It not only does everything SQL Developer does, but it also has a huge number of management functions built-in. However, it is immensely expensive and, for your average developer, way overkill.
Squirrel is also a …
Chose Oracle SQL Developer
I've used data modeling tools and in the past with varying levels of integration with the Oracle Database. SQL Developer is the most seamless and has great native extensions for DDL and SQL profiling.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DBArtisanOracle SQL Developer
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
DBArtisan
8.5
3 Ratings
Oracle SQL Developer
-
Ratings
Version control tools8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Test data generation8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance optimization tools8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Schema maintenance9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Database change management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
DBArtisan
8.0
3 Ratings
Oracle SQL Developer
-
Ratings
User management7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Database status reporting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
DBArtisanOracle SQL Developer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
7.7
(71 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DBArtisanOracle SQL Developer
Likelihood to Recommend
Idera Software
DBArtisan is functional and suitable for any sized organization that needs to monitor its database resources and running queries.
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Oracle
Almost all development activities (the tool is called "SQL Developer", not "DBA Toolset") can be done easily and quick with [Oracle] SQL Developer. From data model creation (tables, views) to development (creation of procedures, functions, packages) and then testing (SQL Developer includes an easy to use debugger), all tasks can be performed in a single tool.
It may not be as complete as other solutions for DBA tasks like instance monitoring, but it is usually OK for development and testing environments if you want to do some basic troubleshooting.
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Pros
Idera Software
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • Object Browser in SQL Developer allows you to explore the contents of your database using the connection tree.
  • The SQL Worksheet is an editor that allows for execution of SQL statements, scripts, and PL/SQL anonymous blocks. SELECT statements can be executed to return results in a spreadsheet-like 'grid' or can be executed as a script such to emulate SQL*Plus behavior and output
  • DBA Console allows users with administrative privileges to access DBA features such as database init file configuration, RMAN backup, storage, etc.
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Cons
Idera Software
  • Locks up far too often
  • Licensing structure is expensive
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Oracle
  • Inability to run multiple queries on the same database. You can only run one query on a given database.
  • Analytical models created from complex tables isn't accurate, and needs work.
  • Inability to view multiple tables of a database side-by-side. When trying to find correlations between tables, it would help to be able to see them at once on the same page.
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Likelihood to Renew
Idera Software
No answers on this topic
Oracle
It allows most users to perform daily activities in a simple way, with no cost since the tool is free.
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Usability
Idera Software
No answers on this topic
Oracle
It has lot of features that are required in SQL editor. It does the job well and is reliable. It is user friendly, integrates with different databases, and can be used for advanced database management activities.
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Support Rating
Idera Software
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
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Oracle
Oracle support is good. In general a get good and quick answers to my questions.
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Implementation Rating
Idera Software
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Just download and uncompress!
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Alternatives Considered
Idera Software
DBArtisan does not have an in-depth performance analyzer for databases.
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Oracle
I have started to use Toad for Oracle recently because it is easier to sort and filter results, due to their memory sort feature that puts the results from your query in memory so that you don't have to rerun your query. I have used SQL Developer to easily update records in tables that I need to fix. I haven't found an easy way to do this in Toad other than writing SQL insert statements.
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Return on Investment
Idera Software
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • It gives 100% return on investment as it is free of cost.
  • No need to have multiple tools for each database
  • Considering the employee training, so one can save money on training, as it is not very hard to use so still savings.
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