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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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

OEM is very well suited for all Oracle products, especially Oracle databases and Exadata machines; even not Oracle hardware, it is very good and displaying high level details.OEM is not well suited for older hardware vendors like AIX, HP-UX, DEC/Digital, Microsoft (sql server). This is a big negative as most large companies have a heterogeneous environment with many different vendor hardware and (database) software products.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Schema maintenance
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Database change management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager

Monitoring Tasks

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.6
Remote monitoring
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.1
Network device monitoring
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.2
Multiple Server Monitoring
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.4
Multi-device monitoring
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.0
Automated alerts and notifications
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.5

Management Tasks

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.6
Patch Management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.1
Service configuration management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.5
Software and hardware inventory
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.7
Policy-based automation
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.1

Reporting

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.0
Performance data reports
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.1
Customizable reporting
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.7
Data visualization
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.7
Risk analysis
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.6

Security

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.4
Data backup and recovery
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.3
Antivirus and malware management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
6.1
Adinistraor access control
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.8

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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • Database status. Being able to see which databases are up/down, at a glance, allows us to quickly react to issues.
  • Reporting. We report on last backups, daily status, a host of metrics, and compliance levels of all our databases. With reporting we come into the office with a set of "status" reports and we know instantly if a database has issues.
  • Metrics. We have a number of KPI's and SLA's we need to meet. Metrics applied to the databases allow us to stay on top of those requirements as well as fix common issues without a DBA needing to log in to assess the issue.
Joseph Szupiany | 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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • We also use OEM to monitor SQL Server. However, OEM only provided limited features for SQL Server. It would be nice if we can schedule backup jobs for SQL Server in OEM.
  • The ability to run SQL queries. You can't run queries in OEM. I have to go to SQL Developer or SQL PLUS to run. queries.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Toad for Oracle is more suited for individual users who have a strong focus on database development, and it is not as comprehensive as Oracle Enterprise Manager. While it is quite decent in logical database layer tasks, such as schema objects and SQL, it lacks visibility into host level and I/O layer performance stats.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • You are practically blind without OEM. There are other tools available but are expensive and negatively impact database performance.
  • If a bug hits OEM and it skips monitoring or doesn't catch something, it can have extremely negative consequences.
  • Being able to deploy scripts through OEM has replaced thousands of hours of work.
Anonymous | 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

Oracle Enterprise Manager

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
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.0

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