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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DbVisualizer

[DbVisualizer is] extremely useful with Salesforce (assuming availability of an
appropriate JDBC driver).
Easy to discover schema, save schema, duplicate databases for multiple environments.

Shows all data in a specified table
Data exportable and importable as CSV.
Has most useful features - SQL History, Format SQL, SQL Preview, View data, Explore tables, Generic connection support, Search function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

We use SQL Compare to troubleshoot performance problems quite a bit since our data model is more like a template and not everything is 100% in sync and customization occurs between different client databases. We continually get pulled into performance issues and the developers will say Client A is performing different than Client B, why? Using SQL Compare, we usually find that one client was tuned and had indexes altered or added that weren't deployed to all clients or other objects weren't deployed correctly during the release.On the other hand, since our data model practices allow client databases to drift I tried to create a new golden image by trying to compare multiple databases based on the same data model and found it to be a very difficult process to complete using SQL Compare. SQL Compare gave me too much information and doesn't allow enough filtering to eliminate a lot of the noise.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

DbVisualizer
8.3
Redgate SQL Compare
7.3
Performance optimization tools
DbVisualizer
8.5
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Schema maintenance
DbVisualizer
8.2
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0
Version control tools
DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0
Test data generation
DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
5.0
Database change management
DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
8.8

Database Administration

DbVisualizer
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.6
User management
DbVisualizer
7.7
Redgate SQL Compare
8.2
Database security
DbVisualizer
8.4
Redgate SQL Compare
7.3
Database status reporting
DbVisualizer
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
6.5
Change management
DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
8.4

Pros

DbVisualizer

  • Timed queries that add their result to the result grid for every execution are helpful. Creation of graphs also extremely helpful.
  • Query history and auto-recover feature makes sure we don't lose our queries.
  • Actions like exporting grids to Excel or other tools is a very easy task.
Anonymous | 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

DbVisualizer

  • When exporting databases to jpg or png image, it should be possible to print banner type without losing quality and legibility
  • Be able to define sections or a set of tables with an identifier of colors that help a better visualization or understanding of large databases
  • Implement a cooperative mode for work teams
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Pricing.... I wish there was an inexpensive developer version I could buy for myself.
  • Portability.... I would like to use it from a flash drive so I can use it where ever I am asked to work.
  • Unbundled.... This may be available already but I dont' recall I can buy it cheaply as a stand-alone product. Its only part of the bundle - cost effectively.
Rob Cowart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

DbVisualizer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

DbVisualizer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 9.0
Based on 5 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

DbVisualizer

DbVisualizer provides a good value when compared against other 3rd party products with similar features as well as products with similar functionality made by the database vendors. The user interface is good and user friendly / intuitive and easy to learn. It doesn't take too long for an experienced DBA / database developer to come up to speed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

I've used Visual Studio Database Projects for this type of work in the past with some success, but Redgate SQL Compare is faster, more transparent, and simply easier to use. Faster is self explanatory.More transparent, means that it's much easier to set up your desired options for schema change deployment scripts.Easier to use, It's really dead simple. Start a project, connect your source, connect destination, click compare.
Josh Sayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

DbVisualizer

  • The institution is of the governmental type, therefore we do not measure the commercial impact of using this tool
  • The impact on the benefit of the population is always positive with tools that streamline our processes, and DbVisualizer is one of the best
Moris Mendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Makes deployment fairly simple. Cutting our deployment time down.
  • With the SDK, we can customize our deployment process very quickly and easily.
  • History is not great, it does create scripts you can go back and see but it would be nice to have a quicker version view by object to save time.
Steven Gockley, MBA, MCSA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Redgate SQL Compare

Pricing Details

DbVisualizer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
From 197

DbVisualizer Editions & Modules

Edition
DbVisualizer Free$01
DbVisualizer Pro with Basic support$1971
DbVisualizer Pro with Premium support$2291
DbVisualizer Pro with Basic support - Renewal$691
DbVisualizer Pro with Premium support - Renewal$991
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
New license cost includes a perpetual license, software upgrades and support for the length of the term. 1, 2 & 3 year terms are offered. Once license expires the user may access all Pro versions released before the license expiry indefinitely. To gain access to Pro versions released after the license expired, license renewal is offered. Renewal cost starts at USD 69. Volume discounts apply to both new and renewal licenses.

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

DbVisualizer
8.9
Redgate SQL Compare
8.7

Usability

DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0

Support Rating

DbVisualizer
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0

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