erwin Data Modeler vs. IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
erwin Data Modeler
Score 8.9 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
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
SQL Diagnostic Manager for Microsoft SQL Server helps database administrators to find and fix Microsoft SQL Server performance problems in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Unlike its competition, it provides effective scalability, advanced SQL query analysis and optimization, prescriptive analysis with corrective SQL scripts, powerful automated alert responses, broad PowerShell integration, complete customization, and extensive support for current and legacy Microsoft SQL Server and…
$1,996
per instance with first year maintenance included
Pricing
erwin Data ModelerIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Editions & Modules
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Standard via eCommerce
1,996.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
erwin Data ModelerIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
erwin Data ModelerIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
SQL Performance Monitoring
Comparison of SQL Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
erwin Data Modeler
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Ratings
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
8.0
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Performance dashboard00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Intelligent alerting00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Top SQL00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Historical trend data00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Virtualization support00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
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User Ratings
erwin Data ModelerIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(7 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
erwin Data ModelerIDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server
Likelihood to Recommend
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
If you have several SQL servers and don't have a lot of time or resources to constantly monitor them, SQLdm will be very helpful. For one or two servers, it might be overkill. All of our servers are virtual, so having a tool that can monitor host metrics as well as guest metrics is a plus as well.
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Pros
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Database query optimization.
  • Monitoring of databases in real time.
  • Performance analysis and trends in the database.
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Cons
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • Windows client has some issues. When you have small time intervals for your data collection, it can cause the client to become unresponsive and require you to restart it.
  • It takes more time to get the web client running than it does to get the windows client running.
  • The visualizations have been the same for the last eight years--could use a little bit of a refresh.
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Usability
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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Support Rating
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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Alternatives Considered
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server is an excellent tool, however I think Solarwinds Database Perfromance Analyzer is a slightly stronger more well rounded product
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Return on Investment
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • It saves me a significant amount of time each week, freeing me up for other important tasks. I couldn't possibly monitor each server individually to the extent that SQLdm does.
  • With the wealth of information I can get to easily, I can be more proactive in taking care of my environments rather than reactive. The times when other people notice something happening before I do are few and far between.
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