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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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle is very well suited for all Oracle implementations, be it single instance or RAC. It is best suited for use of Oracle DBA, Developer and Database Engineers.I don't recommend Toad for Oracle for Project Managers or Solution Architects. This can be a pricier choice for these people. They can do fine with free options like SQL Developer.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.8
Version control tools
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Test data generation
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.1
Performance optimization tools
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
8.0
Schema maintenance
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
8.3
Database change management
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.6

Database Administration

dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
8.0
User management
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Database security
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
7.8
Database status reporting
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
8.1
Change management
dbForge Studio for SQL Server
Toad for Oracle
8.3

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

Toad for Oracle

  • Toad is a de-facto standard tool for data developers and analysts. Generally speaking it provides almost every function needed to manage data in EDW with great performance and stability.
  • The nature of clinical data is big-sized: one table may have billions of rows. Toad provides critical functions to manage SQLs, e.g. Top SQL that can monitor and manage SQLs using CPU power and network bandwidth, so that EDW administrator can optimize ETL operations in the best efficiency.
  • Many of our data analysts are not computer science backgrounded (having clinical / nursing background). Toad provides great auditing tools such as Tuning Lab or SQL Scanner, so that data analysts can train themselves with guidance of the tool.
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

Toad for Oracle

  • The date/time settings in Toad are kind of difficult to figure out. I have to use an ALTER SESSION command to format the dates so I can actually query date/time fields.
  • It seems to be updated too often. I get notifications very frequently about new versions being available.
  • The export function is difficult to use.
Aaron Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

No score
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Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

No score
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Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I give is an 8 because nothing is a 10 and there is always room for improvement. I believe the user who is not as technologically inclined would be better suited with an easier way to identify the options for setting the layout up for Toad's GUI. To some it is very cumbersome and confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 7.2
Based on 7 answers
I give the overall support for Toad for Oracle a 10/10. This is because whenever there has been an issue with this software, our team has got an immediate response. The same can not be said for similar software. The most recent example of this is when we needed to renew our licenses. Some employees were unable to log in to code with the given license key. Support was able to resolve the issue quickly.
Jatel Desai | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often required to run Tableau smoothly. Support for Tableau is even more expensive than Toad support.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Toad for Oracle

  • Quick and easy query development helps reduce man-hours in a project which converts to real dollars.
  • Query analysis and tuning result in low database overhead and low latency, thus translating into real dollars because a system can thus handle more requests from customers.
  • Ease of use makes it easy to deploy greenhorns in projects with minimal training, thus helping save money. Otherwise menial and simple jobs would have required experienced DBAs.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Toad for Oracle

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

    Toad for Oracle

    General

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

    Toad for Oracle Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server
    8.0
    Toad for Oracle
    8.3

    Likelihood to Renew

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server
    Toad for Oracle
    9.0

    Usability

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server
    Toad for Oracle
    9.0

    Support Rating

    dbForge Studio for SQL Server
    Toad for Oracle
    7.2

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