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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Studio for MySQL

In my experience dbForge is easily better than most of other db clients on Windows OS. I don't use all of it's functionalities, but the once I need and use are usually pretty stable and straightforward. There is however still a lot to improve in my opinion: the interface could use a more modern look and feel, I really miss the server stats and running queries info, batch executions on multiple databases would be awesome and if the typing predictions would be less buggy for users like us who have multiple server connections running at once, it would make work a little bit easier and faster.
Mortada Abdul Roda | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

I have had a chance to use few other data modeling tools from Quest and Oracle, but I am most comfortable using erwin Data Modeler. They understand your data modeling needs and have designed the software to give you a feeling of completeness when you are designing a data model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • dbForge Studio for MySQL worked perfectly well for a database administrator. The UI is very friendly and I was able to improve all tasks regarding my job, manage user privileges, table maintenance, server sessions etc.
  • The query development really improved with dbForge Studio for MySQL. All of the developer team had a much easier way to develop all the queries that were used inside the systems. The Visual Query Builder improved the performance and quality of the queries made by the developers and programmers.
  • The database designer brought to us a totally different vision of the database model. Before dbForge Studio for MySQL the database model was completely lost and corrupted. With dbForge Studio for MySQL we were able to put all objects together in a organized way. All of the IT department members knew where each table was connected to, and everybody was able to access the model before starting the development, reducing the inconsistencies of the company systems, and as a consequence we reduced the costs of development.
Carlos Eduardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • Reverse Engineering: I love the way we can import an SQL file containing schema meta data and generate ER diagram out of it. This is specifically useful if you are implementing erwin Data Modeler for an existing database.
  • Forward Engineering: We use this feature very frequently. Where we do database changes in our physical and logical data models and then generate deployment scripts for the changes made.
  • Physical vs Logical Models: I like to have my database model split into physical and logical models and at the same time still linked to each other. Any changes you make to logical model or physical model shows up in the other.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • I use dbForge Studio for MySQL in a limited environment - an online store hosted by Bigcommerce - so I don't see anything that cries out for improvement. It might be different if I was juggling multiple databases in an enterprise environment spread out over the Internet, but for what I need, dbForge Studio for MySQL does the job perfectly.
Kevin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • The main con I can think of is cost.
  • It takes time to setup and learn which is an adoption barrier.
Rina Falkovich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dbForge Studio for MySQL

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erwin Data Modeler

erwin Data Modeler 9.0
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I had a lot of experience using erwin Data Modeler for designing data models. I think it's pretty intuitive and easy to use. It has enough features to represent your database requirements in form of a model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for MySQL

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erwin Data Modeler

erwin Data Modeler 9.0
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CA customer support and our account manager have been able to support us with any issues that we have had, from managing our serial keys to issues we logged tickets to resolve. There are aspects of key management that have made it difficult over the years but support usually has worked with us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • Much more stable than MySQL WorkBench
  • Has the power tools a db designer wishes for but lacks in free clients like HeidiSQL
  • Is being improved regularly
  • Is fairly well supported
Mortada Abdul Roda | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

Not listed, but I've only used alternatives built into something like the Squirrel SQL editor. That one is semi-functional but lacking many features and, in some instances, just plain wrong. The only pro there is that it's freely available and works over ODBC. I've tried some of the other free ones like Creately but didn't have much success.
Sean Zef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • We highly have reduced our development time, thus we were able to allocate our team in a better way.
  • We highly have reduced our development cost, thus we were able to improve our profits.
  • We highly have reduced the system inconsistencies, reducing our rework inside the company.
Carlos Eduardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

erwin Data Modeler

  • erwin Data Modeler had been a great tool for our database development and application DBA teams. The thorough data modeling and release control helps us to back trace any issues which are pointed to us at a later stage in the development cycle.
  • Initially, some of the team members saw it as an extra effort to maintain data models while they can simply create scripts without models. But overtime, people have realized how it avoids problems and discrepancies over time.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

dbForge Studio for MySQL

General

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

dbForge Studio for MySQL Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard149.95
Professional299.95
Enterprise399.95
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    erwin Data Modeler

    General

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

    erwin Data Modeler Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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