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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

SQL Developer

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.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.5
SQL Developer
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.7
SQL Developer
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.7
SQL Developer
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer

Database Administration

DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
User management
DBArtisan
7.9
SQL Developer
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer

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

SQL Developer

  • 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.
Joe He | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

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

SQL Developer

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

DBArtisan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 8.5
Based on 3 answers
It allows most users to perform daily activities in a simple way, with no cost since the tool is free.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DBArtisan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DBArtisan

DBArtisan 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 7.1
Based on 2 answers
Oracle support is good. In general a get good and quick answers to my questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

DBArtisan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Just download and uncompress!
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

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

SQL Developer

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.
Anonymous | 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

SQL Developer

  • 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.
Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

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

SQL Developer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
SQL Developer
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

DBArtisan
SQL Developer
8.5

Usability

DBArtisan
SQL Developer
8.0

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
SQL Developer
7.1

Implementation Rating

DBArtisan
SQL Developer
9.0

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