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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Studio for Oracle

Whenever a user or DBA wants to compare schematics between two environments, dbForge is extremely helpful. This is useful during version or framework upgrades, a database upgrade, patch implementations, service package implementations, or any time to environments would be different.The time it would take to write and execute queries, and then compare is exponentially longer than it takes with dbForge, where this is done and you have an application that allows you to quickly identify incongruities.
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is well-suited for all companies that are using Oracle SQL Databases. First and foremost, it is absolutely free, and there are many free in-depth tutorials and documentation online to answer all of your questions. No matter the amount of experience, I am sure all database administrators will be able to work much more productively with their organization's databases through this IDE.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge Studio for Oracle

  • It allows for easy synchronization between Oracle databases and schemas.
  • Installation and configuration was a breeze, so it provided a quick return on investment.
  • It runs quite well on standard hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

  • Export SQL results to a spreadsheet. After a query is run, you are able to export the results to a spreadsheet
  • Easily preview data columns on an Oracle table or view and the metadata on those columns.
  • SQL Editor is color-coded so that you can tell easily what are keywords.
  • You can set up SQL code templates to be able to use shortcut keys to format your SQL query easily in a readable format that you prefer.
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Cons

dbForge Studio for Oracle

  • The ability to parameterize searches more would be advantageous. For example, being able to specify to only look for certain columns, certain data type changes, etc.
  • The output reports from dbForge are very plain and could contain more detail, and perhaps be structured more like a pivot table form Excel
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

  • Setup can be challenging if your schemas aren't well formed or managed. Also, the ability to model/develop extensions for an existing database solution will depend on how robust the DBA provisioned roles and designed the respective schemas.
  • Detailed analysis of models can be clunky for complex relational models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for Oracle

dbForge Studio for Oracle 8.0
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Although experience here is limited, as only one question has been asked and answered promptly, the registration and licensing process was very smooth and professional. There are forums online that discuss dbForge issues, as well as a Facts and Questions section on dbForge's website, so product support does seem to exist if needed.
Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

SQL Developer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Studio for Oracle

We found dbForge Studio for Oracle to be more stable and easy to use than both Toad for Oracle and RStudio, among others. There is still room for improvement, such as the MySQL debugger. In the past, we used MySQL Workbench, but the flexibility and robust tool set of dbForge Studio for Oracle won us over and there was no going back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Developer

Toad and SQL developer are often compared and we considered both at the beginning. Arguably, Toad outperforms SQL developer in terms of many functionalities. The biggest reason we encouraged our engineers to use SQL developer was cost. Although it is not enriched like Toad, it is still a very well functioning and supported product.
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Return on Investment

dbForge Studio for Oracle

  • It has allowed us to save time and money by enabling our developers to write more efficiently.
  • Again, the ability to synchronize databases and schemas is invaluable.
  • The speed at which our developers were able to use the product to produce results was outstanding.
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SQL Developer

  • SQL Developer is a free tool that comes with the licenses of Oracle Database, so it's quite inappropriate to talk about ROI of this software itself.
  • SQL Developer is not a "you get what you pay for" product. Using it can cut out an entire line from your budget, so there is no comparison in that regard. We now only buy a few licenses for other similar tools and only when the user can prove SQL Developer doesn't meet the need.
  • In some cases, new programmers come in that are not familiar with SQL Developer. People tend to like what is familiar, so there is some initial time spent learning the tool. But that is balanced out because it really is pretty intuitive.
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Pricing Details

dbForge Studio for Oracle

General

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

dbForge Studio for Oracle Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition149.95
Professional Edition399.95
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    SQL Developer

    General

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

    SQL Developer Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Add comparison