erwin Data Modeler vs. Kaminario K2 (discontinued)

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
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Kaminario K2 was an on-premise flash array storage. Silk updated its brand and focus to reflect the move of customers to the cloud. The former Kaminario K2 product is no longer available.N/A
Pricing
erwin Data ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
erwin Data ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
erwin Data ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
erwin Data ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
Small Businesses
IBM Watson Analytics (discontinued)
IBM Watson Analytics (discontinued)
Score 7.9 out of 10
DBeaver
DBeaver
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
dbt
dbt
Score 9.5 out of 10
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Alteryx
Alteryx
Score 9.1 out of 10
ER/Studio Data Architect
ER/Studio Data Architect
Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
erwin Data ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
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 ModelerKaminario K2 (discontinued)
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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Silk
K2 works well in our mixed-use virtual environment. I would not hesitate to place any workload on K2, it has always performed well. We use fiber-channel connectivity as it replaced our large legacy storage array, replacing one rack of spinning disks with 4U of flash.
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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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Silk
  • Great performance
  • Great support
  • Super-simple to use
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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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Silk
  • Not well known, so third-party support is lacking
  • Data reduction is good, but not as good as expected (actual 2.7:1)
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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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Silk
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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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Silk
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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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Silk
We performed a bake-off with K2 and one other vendor and they performed identically. K2 pricing was aggressive, performance was great, and it offered the features that we needed at a price that we could afford
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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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Silk
  • Installing K2 reduced runtime of one of our batch processes, freeing up one employee for other tasks.
  • Less time managing storage.
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