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DBArtisan is functional and suitable for any sized organization that needs to monitor its database resources and running queries.
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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.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons Locks up far too often Licensing structure is expensive Read full review 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. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It allows most users to perform daily activities in a simple way, with no cost since the tool is free.
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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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I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless
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Oracle support is good. In general a get good and quick answers to my questions.
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Just download and uncompress!
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DBArtisan does not have an in-depth performance analyzer for databases.
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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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review 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. Read full review