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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

Redgate SQL Compare

We use SQL Compare to troubleshoot performance problems quite a bit since our data model is more like a template and not everything is 100% in sync and customization occurs between different client databases. We continually get pulled into performance issues and the developers will say Client A is performing different than Client B, why? Using SQL Compare, we usually find that one client was tuned and had indexes altered or added that weren't deployed to all clients or other objects weren't deployed correctly during the release.On the other hand, since our data model practices allow client databases to drift I tried to create a new golden image by trying to compare multiple databases based on the same data model and found it to be a very difficult process to complete using SQL Compare. SQL Compare gave me too much information and doesn't allow enough filtering to eliminate a lot of the noise.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.5
Redgate SQL Compare
7.3
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.7
Redgate SQL Compare
5.0
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.7
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
8.8

Database Administration

DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.6
User management
DBArtisan
7.9
Redgate SQL Compare
8.2
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.2
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
8.4

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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Simple and easy comparison of database schemas and data. Differences can be copied or synced from one database to another with a click of a button.
  • You can save "projects" so that you can easily rerun a previous comparison whenever you need to.
  • It has a very simple, easy to learn interface. I've never needed to read any documentation or watch any tutorials in order to figure out how to do something.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Pricing.... I wish there was an inexpensive developer version I could buy for myself.
  • Portability.... I would like to use it from a flash drive so I can use it where ever I am asked to work.
  • Unbundled.... This may be available already but I dont' recall I can buy it cheaply as a stand-alone product. Its only part of the bundle - cost effectively.
Rob Cowart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DBArtisan

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
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

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 8.9
Based on 5 answers
They have a great community website where you can search for answers but are also very responsive when it comes to direct support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

DBArtisan

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

Redgate SQL Compare

I've used Visual Studio Database Projects for this type of work in the past with some success, but Redgate SQL Compare is faster, more transparent, and simply easier to use. Faster is self explanatory.More transparent, means that it's much easier to set up your desired options for schema change deployment scripts.Easier to use, It's really dead simple. Start a project, connect your source, connect destination, click compare.
Josh Sayers | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Makes deployment fairly simple. Cutting our deployment time down.
  • With the SDK, we can customize our deployment process very quickly and easily.
  • History is not great, it does create scripts you can go back and see but it would be nice to have a quicker version view by object to save time.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

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

Redgate SQL Compare

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
8.7

Usability

DBArtisan
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
Redgate SQL Compare
8.9

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