erwin Data Modeler vs. InfoSphere Optim

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
erwin Data Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
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erwin provides a data management platform for managing both structured and unstructured data types. It is an open-standards data hub designed to allow customers to manage their data wherever it might be stored (in-house relational databases, or public or private cloud). The platform handles big data governance, control, customization and web-based publishing and reporting. The vendor says erwin Data Modeler is used by more than 50,000 professional s in 60+ countries to get big…N/A
Optim
Score 9.0 out of 10
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IBM's InfoSphere Optim presents a database management and development solution.N/A
Pricing
erwin Data ModelerInfoSphere Optim
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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erwin Data ModelerOptim
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
erwin Data ModelerInfoSphere Optim
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Features
erwin Data ModelerInfoSphere Optim
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
erwin Data Modeler
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Ratings
InfoSphere Optim
7.0
1 Ratings
17% below category average
Test data generation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
erwin Data ModelerInfoSphere Optim
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(7 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
erwin Data ModelerInfoSphere Optim
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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IBM
Optim is especially recommended for those companies that have their own or third-party development teams that must be provided with a complete data environment to test the applications. Optim is not recommended for use as an ETL or Data Integration tool.
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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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IBM
  • Easily extract data from production environments with no-coding
  • Intelligent filtering capabilities using physical or logical relationships.
  • Advanced data masking funtions
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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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IBM
  • Poor UI
  • Complex architecture
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
  • Optim can save companies a lot of money by protecting the sensitive data found in their databases, thus avoiding the theft of real customer information with the economic and media impact that this has.
  • Accelerate the generation of non-productive environments saving time from human resources.
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