5 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

Data Compare covers two main use cases for us:
1) Keep data in sync between our development, test, and staging environments. When a full database import isn't practical, we will use Data Compare to sync data for key tables. We use this for configuration tables as well as operational test data.
2) Troubleshoot prod issues. When we have trouble reproducing user issues, Data Compare helps us compare our test environment data vs prod environment data to identify problems.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ER/Studio Data Architect

Data Architect is well suited at organizations of all sizes. It is never too early or unnecessary to enforce proper modelling and design standards on data solutions, and this tool will help that greatly by providing an industry leading data modelling tool, ability to import ETL mappings for data lineage, enforcing and managing naming conventions through the naming convention tool, and publishing of data dictionaries through the report publisher. I was successfully able to build models, provide traceability, and document source to target with lineage throughout for both the business (by providing business definitions in the descriptions), and technical teams (by documenting ETL instructions in text fields) along with field level mapping (by creating "Attachments" representing data sources, tables, and fields) providing easy search capabilities using business friendly terms
Jody Gitchel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
ER/Studio Data Architect
Database change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
ER/Studio Data Architect

Pros

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

  • Compare entire or subset of MySQL tables between databases
  • Configure comparison rules
  • Sync data between compared databases depending on differences
  • Save comparison rules for reuse and sharing
  • Break down differences between missing/new records, or different records
  • See differences highlighted per field
  • 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

ER/Studio Data Architect

  • ER/Studio has the ability to provide consistent field names and data types through domains, which are templates. This provides a way to have consistent naming of common fields, like CreatedBy and the data types for the fields. They also have the ability to change all the fields that use that domain to a different data type.
  • ER/Studio provides the ability to create custom macros. These macros can be used to apply everything from standard fields based on domains to naming all constraints and indexes. I've also used a macro that comes with ER/Studio to spell check field and table names.
  • My favorite feature is the ability to compare your data model to databases for deployments of changes, and to other data models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

  • Comparison can be very slow on large datasets.
  • Comparing records that are *different* is clunky, especially for tables with many fields.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ER/Studio Data Architect

  • ER\Studio licensing can be cumbersome and upgrading from one version to another usually takes several phone calls and emails to the licensing group to get the update installed and running.
  • The repository can be slow when the model count gets larger. By large I mean 20 to 30 models.
  • A nice feature that I would like to see is table comments be displayed on the model along with the attributes. Currently you have to choose between the two.
Jay Coppola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ER/Studio Data Architect

ER/Studio Data Architect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I can call or email support and both get quick turn around. The only issue is they are on the west coast (US) and have a west coast work schedule and I'm on the East coast.
Jay Coppola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Data 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 run queries on each database and compare the output using text compare or by eye.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ER/Studio Data Architect

ER/Studio is the most mature, reach in features and quality and therefore useful. Unfortunately, it lacks compatibility with AWS Redshift.
Michael Romm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

  • Improve developer productivity by making data syncing quicker and easier.
  • Reduce risk of deployment by ensuring data is in sync.
  • Reduce issue resolution time by making "bad data" investigations quicker.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ER/Studio Data Architect

  • ER/Studio has had a positive impact on my project as we can develop the data model and have a clear understanding of business needs before we continue with the development phase.
Praveena Amancha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

General

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

ER/Studio Data Architect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
10.0
ER/Studio Data Architect
8.0

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
ER/Studio Data Architect
9.0

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