ER/Studio Data Architect vs. erwin Data Modeler

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
ER/Studio is a database development and management tool from Embarcadero Technologies (acquired by Idera) in California.
$1,470.40
one-time fee per user
erwin Data Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
erwin Data Modeler by Quest is a data modeling tool used to find, visualize, design, deploy and standardize high-quality enterprise data assets. It can discover and document any data from anywhere for consistency, clarity and artifact reuse across large-scale data integration, master data management, metadata management, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics initiatives, accomplishing this whil esupporting data governance and intelligence efforts.N/A
Pricing
ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPricing for new customers only, first year maintenance included. Maintenance includes access to technical support and product updates for the defined period of the agreement.
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Community Pulse
ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Considered Both Products
ER/Studio Data Architect
Chose ER/Studio Data Architect
ER Studio Data Architect is a global leader in the data modelling space and most other solutions that have support for third party data models include support for ER Studio Data Architect file formats. Many of the features are a bit more intuitive than the competitors and …
Chose ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio was difficult to learn at the beginning, but that was 7 years ago. I have used it across many companies since then, and It is really easy to use. I found it much easier to learn than Erwin as well.
Chose ER/Studio Data Architect
My first modeling tool was Sybase's Power Designer and it was a fine tool to get the job done. When I changed companies 10 years ago I was introduced to ER\Studio and have been using that ever since. More recently I looked into CA ERwin and found it to be unintuitive but to be …
erwin Data Modeler

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ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Small Businesses
Egnyte
Egnyte
Score 8.1 out of 10
Egnyte
Egnyte
Score 8.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Egnyte
Egnyte
Score 8.1 out of 10
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP Master Data Governance
SAP Master Data Governance
Score 7.1 out of 10
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
6.1
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ER/Studio Data Architecterwin Data Modeler
Likelihood to Recommend
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
Data Architect is well suited at organizations of all sizes. It is never too early or unnecessary to enforce proper modelling and design standards on data solutions, and this tool will help that greatly by providing an industry leading data modelling tool, ability to import ETL mappings for data lineage, enforcing and managing naming conventions through the naming convention tool, and publishing of data dictionaries through the report publisher. I was successfully able to build models, provide traceability, and document source to target with lineage throughout for both the business (by providing business definitions in the descriptions), and technical teams (by documenting ETL instructions in text fields) along with field level mapping (by creating "Attachments" representing data sources, tables, and fields) providing easy search capabilities using business friendly terms
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Quest Software
I have had a chance to use few other data modeling tools from Quest and Oracle, but I am most comfortable using erwin Data Modeler. They understand your data modeling needs and have designed the software to give you a feeling of completeness when you are designing a data model.
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Pros
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • ER/Studio has the ability to provide consistent field names and data types through domains, which are templates. This provides a way to have consistent naming of common fields, like CreatedBy and the data types for the fields. They also have the ability to change all the fields that use that domain to a different data type.
  • ER/Studio provides the ability to create custom macros. These macros can be used to apply everything from standard fields based on domains to naming all constraints and indexes. I've also used a macro that comes with ER/Studio to spell check field and table names.
  • My favorite feature is the ability to compare your data model to databases for deployments of changes, and to other data models.
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Quest Software
  • Reverse Engineering: I love the way we can import an SQL file containing schema meta data and generate ER diagram out of it. This is specifically useful if you are implementing erwin Data Modeler for an existing database.
  • Forward Engineering: We use this feature very frequently. Where we do database changes in our physical and logical data models and then generate deployment scripts for the changes made.
  • Physical vs Logical Models: I like to have my database model split into physical and logical models and at the same time still linked to each other. Any changes you make to logical model or physical model shows up in the other.
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Cons
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • ER\Studio licensing can be cumbersome and upgrading from one version to another usually takes several phone calls and emails to the licensing group to get the update installed and running.
  • The repository can be slow when the model count gets larger. By large I mean 20 to 30 models.
  • A nice feature that I would like to see is table comments be displayed on the model along with the attributes. Currently you have to choose between the two.
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Quest Software
  • Cost is the single largest barrier to entry with this tool.
  • Would like to see a greater variety of export options available for use outside of the tool, for example as a vector graphic.
  • Support has been uneven at times.
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Usability
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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Quest Software
I had a lot of experience using erwin Data Modeler for designing data models. I think it's pretty intuitive and easy to use. It has enough features to represent your database requirements in form of a model.
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Support Rating
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
I can call or email support and both get quick turn around. The only issue is they are on the west coast (US) and have a west coast work schedule and I'm on the East coast.
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Quest Software
CA customer support and our account manager have been able to support us with any issues that we have had, from managing our serial keys to issues we logged tickets to resolve. There are aspects of key management that have made it difficult over the years but support usually has worked with us.
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Alternatives Considered
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
ER/Studio is the most mature, reach in features and quality and therefore useful. Unfortunately, it lacks compatibility with AWS Redshift.
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Quest Software
Not listed, but I've only used alternatives built into something like the Squirrel SQL editor. That one is semi-functional but lacking many features and, in some instances, just plain wrong. The only pro there is that it's freely available and works over ODBC. I've tried some of the other free ones like Creately but didn't have much success.
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Return on Investment
IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • ER/Studio has had a positive impact on my project as we can develop the data model and have a clear understanding of business needs before we continue with the development phase.
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Quest Software
  • It is difficult to assign a monetary value to it. The initial learning curve was fairly long.
  • It allows us to have better support documentation.
  • It allows ease of communications between functional units.
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ScreenShots

ER/Studio Data Architect Screenshots

Screenshot of Logical data models in ER/Studio Data Architect.Screenshot of Data catalog in ER/Studio Data Architect.Screenshot of Data glossaries in ER/Studio Data Architect.

erwin Data Modeler Screenshots

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