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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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

Redgate SQL Compare

We use SQL Compare to troubleshoot performance problems quite a bit since our data model is more like a template and not everything is 100% in sync and customization occurs between different client databases. We continually get pulled into performance issues and the developers will say Client A is performing different than Client B, why? Using SQL Compare, we usually find that one client was tuned and had indexes altered or added that weren't deployed to all clients or other objects weren't deployed correctly during the release.On the other hand, since our data model practices allow client databases to drift I tried to create a new golden image by trying to compare multiple databases based on the same data model and found it to be a very difficult process to complete using SQL Compare. SQL Compare gave me too much information and doesn't allow enough filtering to eliminate a lot of the noise.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.3
Database change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
8.8
Version control tools
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0
Test data generation
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
5.0
Performance optimization tools
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Schema maintenance
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0

Database Administration

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
7.6
User management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
8.2
Database security
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
7.3
Database status reporting
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Change management
dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
8.4

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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Simple and easy comparison of database schemas and data. Differences can be copied or synced from one database to another with a click of a button.
  • You can save "projects" so that you can easily rerun a previous comparison whenever you need to.
  • It has a very simple, easy to learn interface. I've never needed to read any documentation or watch any tutorials in order to figure out how to do something.
Richard Davies | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Pricing.... I wish there was an inexpensive developer version I could buy for myself.
  • Portability.... I would like to use it from a flash drive so I can use it where ever I am asked to work.
  • Unbundled.... This may be available already but I dont' recall I can buy it cheaply as a stand-alone product. Its only part of the bundle - cost effectively.
Rob Cowart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 9.0
Based on 5 answers
They have a great community website where you can search for answers but are also very responsive when it comes to direct support.
Anonymous | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

I've used Visual Studio Database Projects for this type of work in the past with some success, but Redgate SQL Compare is faster, more transparent, and simply easier to use. Faster is self explanatory.More transparent, means that it's much easier to set up your desired options for schema change deployment scripts.Easier to use, It's really dead simple. Start a project, connect your source, connect destination, click compare.
Josh Sayers | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Makes deployment fairly simple. Cutting our deployment time down.
  • With the SDK, we can customize our deployment process very quickly and easily.
  • History is not great, it does create scripts you can go back and see but it would be nice to have a quicker version view by object to save time.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

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
Redgate SQL Compare
8.7

Usability

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0

Support Rating

dbForge Data Compare for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0

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