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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Studio for MySQL

This tool is useful for small and large IT departments and associated data analysts that perform direct database functions such as DBA tasks or extracting/importing data. Non-technical staff members would not benefit from this tool as much as the functions are detailed and technical. However, automation engineers will find this tool very open for automation, and can generate the scripting code for any of its functions.
Bob Guzek | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

SAP PowerDesigner allows our team of data modelers to work and collaborate from a single repository and single data dictionary. This helps enforce consistency as data elements are referenced in other objects. Prior to our use of PD, we might have an element named "ppt" in one table, "participant" in another table and "part" in a third table. By forcing everything to be used from the data dictionary, we avoid these situations because everyone has to go to the dictionary. And we are able to easily do peer reviews on models before they are released because we are collaborating through the use of the repository.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • Connection manager (we use it through ssh tunnels) works effortlessly.
  • Great sync tools for both database schemas and data.
  • Storing code snippets to be used when needed.
  • Nice code suggestions while typing queries.
  • Usually does very well with storing your session and opening all of your sql tabs when opening the apps next time.
  • Does very well when executing large sql files (without opening the files into the application that is).
  • Pretty good debugging help when a problem occurs in executing a query or a files with multiple queries.
Mortada Abdul Roda | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • Impact Analysis
  • The domain structure helps you to handle different data types to unify.
  • Moving between from conceptual model to logical model and from logical model to physical model is so easy.
  • It also excels at implementation of database vendor-specific physical options.
  • The repository structure helps you to use in multi developer and architect based organizations by the check in and check out mechanism.
  • It also has a fully configurable naming convention implementation.
  • Coloring is simple with format copying and pasting option.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • It has only 30 day trial periods
  • Some time suggestions of joint operations are not accurate
  • For students it should be free
Mantosh Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • It took some time to figure out how to leverage the power of the repository. Some better examples in the documentation would have been helpful.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for MySQL

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SAP PowerDesigner

SAP PowerDesigner 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did have to reach out to support to learn how to properly utilize the repository feature and share the data model across many developers. Support was able to help us get this set up correctly. The downside was it took us several weeks before we gave up and contacted support. We should have done that earlier. I would say, however, the documentation wasn't clear on how to do this. So support was a great big help!
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Studio for MySQL

We used MySQL Workbench tool before dbForge Studio for MySQL and it did not work well. dbForge Studio for MySQL was a much more complete and flexible solution to resolve our development and administration problems. dbForge Studio for MySQL not only resolved our problems it brought different and new features to our processes.
Carlos Eduardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler : Unfortunately this tool only supports Oracle Databases as a target database, but has many features similar to SAP Sybase PowerDesigner.erwin Data Modeler: Has some issues when switching from Conceptual Model to Physical Model, Impact Analysis, and formatting copy and pasting.Vertabelo: Only supports online models and from a governance perspective, it is impossible for me to connect my target database with an online application because of company policy and regulation requirements.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge Studio for MySQL

  • dbForge Studio for MySQL has allowed me to save my clients money because it saves me time. It enhances my reputation for reliability because it allows me to respond to my clients' needs in a timely manner by performing database updates quickly.
Kevin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP PowerDesigner

  • Standardization of models
  • Impact Analysis
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Ease of deployment
Gurcan Orhan | 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
Standard179.95
Professional299.95
Enterprise399.95
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SAP PowerDesigner

General

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

SAP PowerDesigner Editions & Modules

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