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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

Assure MIMIX

MIMIX is well suited when the organization requires a PLANNED Switch.MIMX will also work for any unplanned switches. However, this is not the most ideal situation and we have had to perform at least once when the older iSeries hardware failed, and the business transactions were on hold, impacting the business. MIMIX support was required to be called upon to assist. We were able to get the new iSeries online within an hour, so thankfully the outage to the business was miminal. It is important that any organization utilizing MIMIX schedule, prepare, and plan for the PLANNED Switch, at least once per year, if not twice per year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBArtisan
8.3
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Version control tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Test data generation
DBArtisan
8.2
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Performance optimization tools
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Schema maintenance
DBArtisan
9.2
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Database change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0

Database Administration

DBArtisan
7.9
Assure MIMIX
8.0
User management
DBArtisan
7.6
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Database security
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Database status reporting
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Change management
DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0

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

Assure MIMIX

  • Redundancy - needs to be available at a moment's notice.
  • Protection - the business would be greatly impacted, therefore protection of production systems is key to the business succeeding.
  • Usability - needs to be user-friendly, easy to navigate and operate, as it will be required at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBArtisan

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

Assure MIMIX

  • Web interface needs some improvement. I can't recall the exact issue, but I do remember having to refresh the screen every now and then to see the update results as expected.
  • Overall, there were some known bugs in the version the organization was utilizing. These were reported and know to be bugs and hopefully resolved in future release.
Anonymous | 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

Assure MIMIX

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

Assure MIMIX

We used MIMIX for its role for iSeries high availability. We used Double Take by Vision Solutions for our production Windows environment. MIMIX is designed for iSeries, and Double Take was designed for Windows. We had VMware virtual environment, running multiple VMs for production ERP Lawson M3, now Infor. Both MIMIX and Double Take played the role well for what needed to be done. Without either MIMIX or DoubleTake, the business would have been impacted.
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

Assure MIMIX

  • MIMIX had a positive impact, as the organization has had to rely upon the unplanned switch.
  • MIMIX definite must if organization is running i Series, and business needs are 24/7.
  • Without MIMIX in place, the downtime impact to the business would have been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBArtisan

General

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

Assure MIMIX

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBArtisan
8.0
Assure MIMIX
8.0

Support Rating

DBArtisan
5.0
Assure MIMIX

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