DbVisualizer vs. Redgate SQL Compare

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DbVisualizer
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
DbVisualizer is a multi-database tool for developers, analysts and database administrators, providing a single interface across a wide variety of operating systems. Boasting an easy-to-use and clean interface, the vendor states that DbVisualizer has proven to be one of the most cost effective database tools available, yet to mention that it runs on all major operating systems and supports all major RDBMS that are available. Users only need to learn and master one application. DbVisualizer…
$0
per user
Redgate SQL Compare
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
DbVisualizerRedgate SQL Compare
Editions & Modules
DbVisualizer Free
$0
per user
DbVisualizer Pro with Basic support - Renewal
$69
per user
DbVisualizer Pro with Premium support - Renewal
$99
per user
DbVisualizer Pro with Basic support
$197
per user
DbVisualizer Pro with Premium support
$229
per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DbVisualizerRedgate SQL Compare
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$197 per userNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNew 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.
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Features
DbVisualizerRedgate SQL Compare
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
DbVisualizer
8.4
15 Ratings
1% above category average
Redgate SQL Compare
7.2
11 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance optimization tools8.314 Ratings6.34 Ratings
Schema maintenance8.515 Ratings9.19 Ratings
Version control tools00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Test data generation00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Database change management00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
DbVisualizer
8.1
10 Ratings
4% below category average
Redgate SQL Compare
6.9
10 Ratings
20% below category average
User management8.010 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Database security8.28 Ratings5.35 Ratings
Database status reporting8.18 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Change management00 Ratings8.58 Ratings
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User Ratings
DbVisualizerRedgate SQL Compare
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(16 ratings)
8.6
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
DbVisualizerRedgate SQL Compare
Likelihood to Recommend
DbVis Software AB
Whenever you have to access data sources from more than one database engine provider, you should consider using DbVisualizer for the task. Switching between multiples IDE consumes time and resources (memory), and you also need to learn menus, shortcuts, etc., for each IDE, while using DbVisualizer allows you to work consistently no matter which database engine you are connecting. You can use it to simply navigate through data structures, write SQL sentences or even create new tables and views, develop stored procedures, etc.
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Redgate
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.
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Pros
DbVis Software AB
  • 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.
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Redgate
  • 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.
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Cons
DbVis Software AB
  • 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
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Redgate
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
DbVis Software AB
We never had problems with it. It is able to connect to all data sources (Oracle, Informix, DB2, SQL Server) that we currently use.
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Redgate
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Usability
DbVis Software AB
Menus are simple and well organized. You can use the same shortcuts no matter which database engine you are connecting to. Configuration of data source connections is simple while keeping all required options.
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Redgate
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
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Support Rating
DbVis Software AB
No answers on this topic
Redgate
They have a great community website where you can search for answers but are also very responsive when it comes to direct support.
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Alternatives Considered
DbVis Software AB
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.
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Redgate
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.
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Return on Investment
DbVis Software AB
  • The pricing for DbVisualizer is fair.
  • The tool also succeeds in non-functional areas I find important, such as being able to install and/or run without requiring administrator privileges on Windows.
  • Has capability to generate diagrams and models from existing databases which is very helpful in reverse engineering.
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Redgate
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

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