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Score 9.5 out of 100

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

Redgate SQL Compare

If you have to keep track of database changes that then need to be sent out to production databases, this is the tool for you! Never again will you need to write complicated scripts and try to catch all the changes that were made in the database between versions. It will even handle data if you need it to!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0
Version control tools
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.9
Performance optimization tools
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
7.1
Schema maintenance
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.5
Database change management
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.4

Database Administration

dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
8.5
User management
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
8.0
Database security
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
8.0
Change management
dbForge Studio for MySQL
Redgate SQL Compare
9.6

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

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 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • So far so good. I have to be honest, it's not a complicated application, and so far hasn't caused me any issues or to question the choices of the developers!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for MySQL

No score
No answers yet
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Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 10.0
Based on 2 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 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

Redgate SQL Compare

Honestly, I have never been interested in the usable alternatives. I have always been good to use it. The license cost after all has always been sustainable. I never had the idea of \ u200b \ u200bchanging it nor the need to look at other software. Also (always a redgate software) I use the Data Compare which is the "twin brother" for data check.
Luca Campanelli | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Saves me lots of time in doing database migration jobs right the first time.
  • Improves quality of releases, thus reducing rollbacks or stumbles in migrations that need to be be fixed urgently. This improves client and user satisfaction which usually indirectly equates to ROI -- happy customers are paying customers.
  • I get raises because I can deliver better work in my department.
Rob Cowart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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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
    Additional Pricing Details

    Redgate SQL Compare

    General

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

    Redgate SQL Compare Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    dbForge Studio for MySQL
    7.3
    Redgate SQL Compare
    9.4

    Support Rating

    dbForge Studio for MySQL
    Redgate SQL Compare
    10.0

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