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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

Optim

Optim is especially recommended for those companies that have their own or third-party development teams that must be provided with a complete data environment to test the applications. Optim is not recommended for use as an ETL or Data Integration tool.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Optim
7.0
Database change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Optim
Test data generation
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Optim
7.0

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

Optim

  • Easily extract data from production environments with no-coding
  • Intelligent filtering capabilities using physical or logical relationships.
  • Advanced data masking funtions
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Optim

  • Poor UI
  • Complex architecture
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Optim

No answers on this topic

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

Optim

  • Optim can save companies a lot of money by protecting the sensitive data found in their databases, thus avoiding the theft of real customer information with the economic and media impact that this has.
  • Accelerate the generation of non-productive environments saving time from human resources.
Gonzalo Angeleri | 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

Optim

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
Optim
8.0

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