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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DBeaver

Great tool for developers to use to dive into their databases. Not so great if you are a die-hard Windows user with expectations of a SQL Management studio replacement. This is the less suited tool for people looking to just view and edit data. If you need to generate any scripts or import and export data, this is the tool to use.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

We use Schema Compare for two main scenarios:
1) Creating schema upgrade scripts to use when deploying. As our schema grows and changes, we want to tie these changes to a specific build so related code changes will be deployed along with side database schema changes. We do this by using Schema Compare to compare the modified dev database to a stable staging environment database, and then save a sync script. We can then modify that script as needed (perhaps with some update statements for migration), and include that in the deploy artifacts, which our deployment will automatically run.
2) Syncing the developer database with changes from other developers, matching prod schema, or otherwise managing dev database instances.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DBeaver
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Version control tools
DBeaver
8.5
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Test data generation
DBeaver
8.2
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Performance optimization tools
DBeaver
8.5
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Schema maintenance
DBeaver
7.5
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Database change management
DBeaver
7.2
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1

Database Administration

DBeaver
7.9
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
User management
DBeaver
9.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Database security
DBeaver
6.9
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Database status reporting
DBeaver
8.0
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Change management
DBeaver
7.9
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

Pros

DBeaver

  • Find the right driver automatically.
  • Export entity-relationship schemes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • Compare entire or subset of MySQL tables between databases.
  • Configure comparison rules.
  • Automatically sync schemas between databases on a per-table basis.
  • Save comparison rules for reuse and sharing.
  • Execute sync immediately, or save as an SQL script file.
  • Command-line tool that can be used to add comparisons to deploy scripts.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

DBeaver

  • Sometimes it's clunky and slow.
  • One time it made changes to prod without me asking it to do anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • When viewing a table comparison, data is presented in a text-based format (such as a diff viewer). This is inferior to a more structured view like dbForge Data Compare has.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DBeaver

DBeaver 5.5
Based on 2 answers
At the moment, from our company we have not had to try the DBeaver support service, so we cannot answer this question. We understand that the paid version will offer a much better service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

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Alternatives Considered

DBeaver

MySQL workbench from MySQL only supports MySQL databases and it only provides basic functionality. On top of that, the user experience could be quite confusing for first-time users. SSMS from SQL server doesn't support inline editing nicely. The view for inline editing and view data is different, making it uncomfortable to use. All in all, DBeaver is the best tool when you manage a lot of databases with different types.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

We haven't tried any other tools that do comparisons like Data Compare does. Our method prior to buying this tool was to manually export the entire schema to a text file and use diff tools to compare differences.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DBeaver

  • Saved our development team hours of work handcrafting database deployment scripts by generating DDL scripts for us.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

  • Improve developer productivity by making schema syncing quicker and easier.
  • Reduce risk of deployment by ensuring schema changes will be applied appropriately.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

DBeaver

General

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

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DBeaver
7.9
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1

Support Rating

DBeaver
5.5
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

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