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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

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 Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Navicat Premium
7.5
Schema maintenance
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Navicat Premium
8.4
Database change management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Navicat Premium
7.3
Version control tools
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0
Test data generation
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0
Performance optimization tools
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
8.0

Database Administration

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

Pros

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

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

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 Schema Compare for MySQL

No score
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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 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

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 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

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 Schema 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 Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Navicat Premium
7.5

Support Rating

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Navicat Premium
7.0

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