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Score 9.1 out of 100

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

It is best suited for batch jobs processing databases and maintains on-premise infrastructure. It will only be less appropriate if the organization or company is completely running databases on a managed cloud platform as there are available tools for monitoring systems health. However, it is also useful for cost optimization for cloud database users. It is also beneficial to operations to easily pinpoint the performance related issue and prevent ping pong with developers.
Maria Cristina Dela Pena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Schema maintenance
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
Database change management
dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Top N SQL queries.
  • Outstanding UI for rapid examination and drill down to detail data.
  • Intuitive UI design - better than any other product in its category.
  • Enabled us to immediately shift DB related performance matters first to developers so that our DBA's can focus on more important matters.
Craig Solinski | 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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • Can't think of any feature or ops related issues. Prior complaints have all been addressed in newer updates.
  • Only main complaint is cost -- we would adopt for other servers if the incremental cost wasn't so high for a few additional instances (we have 3 servers we would like to use DPA with, but can't justify the x3 pricing per instance).
Paul Land | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It allows us to have peace of mind that the servers are constatnly being monitored around the clock and that we can always go bcak in time and research if we missed something.
Johnny Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.1
Based on 2 answers
For a seasoned DBA, the tool is very helpful and intuitive.
Johnny Garcia | 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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

Idera looks like they are headed to a similar end product. However, their product is not as mature. Solarwinds Database Performance Monitor is an acquisition of an already mature product upon which they added value by integrating it with their extensive software base and their amazing community. I haven't found any other products that do wait based sql analysis.
Stephen Swan | 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

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

  • DPA is licensed per instance analyzed so, for us, only the higher priority database servers are monitored.
  • DPA is not dependent on Orion, but integrates with it. This means if you don't need all of the cool features of Orion and want to just pay to monitor the database instances then you can install it all by itself.
JJ Kroeschel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

Pricing Details

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
9.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Usability

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.1

Support Rating

dbForge Schema Compare for MySQL
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
9.6

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