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Likelihood to Recommend

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

It's good for if you need to: Edit and run queries in a new SQL document. Build queries in a visual designer. Run a large script without loading it into memory. Track changes of the production database. Create unit tests using a tSQLt framework. Source control database changes. Create database objects in a visual editor. Generate database scripts.It's not so good if you need to: Manage user permissions or debug queries.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

Rider can pretty much be a drop-in replacement for Visual Studio in most scenarios. The development experience is wonderful, and I have rarely had problems with building, running tests, and debugging applications. You might need to keep around Visual Studio to publish or build installers, but the Rider team is constantly adding feature parity and new features, so the future looks even stronger.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • dbForge Studio has a clear user interface to monitor SQL server performance. It allows me to kill large or possible inefficient SQL quickly so it doesn't impact the server too much.
  • I find the SQL editor to be more friendly to use than the competitors, which seems generic. I can preview tables while writing codes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • Runs on multiple platforms including Windows 10, Linux distros and macOS.
  • Very intuitive UI especially for developers with Java background.
  • It includes all the coolest ReSharper features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • Should be more compatible with SQL Management Studio. Integration would be good.
  • Sometimes crashes.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • If you are on Linux, it still uses Mono for a few things, such as the interactive C# window. This can be a slight issue if you are in Dotnet Core. While you can get the Dotnet script to work, there is a bug currently in the Dotnet script that doesn't allow the interactive window to work. However, you can run the Dotnet script in a terminal and get the same functionality, just not as easily.
  • Their built-in performance tools do not work on Linux.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

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Rider

Rider 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Due to the performance and productivity benefits we get with Rider, we will continue to use it for the foreseeable future.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

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Rider

Rider 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer support provided by JetBrains is quite fast and effective. The issues we have encountered were solved within days, which we find reasonable and a very adequate time frame. Bug fixes are added to releases depending on their severity which makes perfect sense. However, we have not encountered any issue which we would consider to be a major problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

I did not make the decision to choose dbForge Studio for SQL Server. I personally like dbForge Studio because of my familiarity with the SQL server and the UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

Rider is hands down smoother and way less glitchy than Visual Studio Enterprise. There are way more refactoring capabilities and spell check so that your code is readable, maintainable, and easy to follow. Since Rider is cross-platform, our developers are no longer constrained to only using Windows. We can now get a familiar development environment across Mac, Windows, or Linux!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

  • The ROI is good. The productivity of the team increases and you can withdraw the cost because of this.
Jhonathan de Souza Soares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rider

  • Development experience led to faster development times due to better performance, well worth the licence cost.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

General

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

dbForge Studio for SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition249.95
Professional Edition499.95
Enterprise Edition699.95
Express Edition$0
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rider

    General

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

    Rider Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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