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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

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium is a very well-rounded tool with a reasonable licensing fee given its feature set. It is primarily suited for technical resources who must work with a variety of different database systems, but who may not be database or command line tool wizards. However, its query building and job batch scheduling feature support end-users as they build competency, and it continues to hold its value even as users outgrow their training wheels.Navicat is probably not so appropriate for DBAs and others for whom database development and management is already a career path; these folks have their preferred toolsets, both vendor-supplied and homegrown, and they might consider the additional licensing cost to outweigh the value they'd personally get out of Navicat.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.5
Database change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Navicat Premium
7.3
Version control tools
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0
Test data generation
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0
Performance optimization tools
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
8.0
Schema maintenance
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
8.4

Database Administration

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.8
User management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database security
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database status reporting
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0
Change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.5

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

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | 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

Navicat Premium

  • Navicat Premium's documentation can be hit-or-miss, as there are several versions available, and it's not always clear which documentation is current for the version at hand.
  • Navicat Premium's query building interface is not as easy to use or feature-rich as standard IDE and text editor tools, and I've had some issues in the most recent release build with queries auto-running in the middle of making edits, causing a lack of responsiveness in the inbuilt editor -- however, Navicat offers users the ability to edit queries via an external editor, which mitigates these issues to some degree.
  • In the data browser view, paged data navigation sometimes behaves unexpectedly or fails to work whatsoever, requiring a session restart to correct.
  • The process of saving a data export file is cumbersome, requiring navigation through several windows, and I believe it could be significantly streamlined to improve user experience.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

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Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Navicat Premium

While Sequel Pro is a great shareware tool, it's limited to MySQL databases; while our department does use MySQL databases, we also use Oracle databases, so Navicat Premium's multi-product support is an absolute requirement.Navicat Premium also provides data browser support, including filtering, to empower less technically-minded users to query and manipulate databases, an option not available in Sequel Pro. And the job scheduling and batching features of Navicat Premium further distinguish it above the admirable, if limited, Sequel Pro.
Benjamin Plotkin | 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

Navicat Premium

  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Navicat Premium

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
Navicat Premium
7.5

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0

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