erwin Data Modeler vs. Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
erwin Data Modeler
Score 8.0 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
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pragmatic Workbench Enterprise was a suite that combined four Pragmatic Works products: BI xPress, DBA xPress, DOC xPress and LegiTest. It was acquired by SentryOne in April 2018, and has reached its EOL phase. After the summer of 2022 it will likely no longer be available, and unsupported.
$2,490
per seat
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Workbench Client Edition
2,490
per seat
Workbench Server Edition
8,995
per server
Workbench Enterprise Edition (Client + Server)
9,995
1 user / 1 server
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWorkbench Enterprise combines all of the functionality within Workbench Client (local install) and Workbench Server (server install).
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
erwin Data Modeler
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Ratings
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Test data generation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(7 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
erwin Data ModelerPragmatic Workbench (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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Workbench Enterprise is consistent across devices and users so far. It works the same, and access is easy. I have a problem with its security. If you use an enterprise password to access databases, it's very easy to click the show password on the connection page and expose the enterprise password. You shouldn't allow users to use the same accounts to access the database because that means all users are sharing the same password.
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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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  • Querying is easy and quick.
  • Updating tables is very easy.
  • It gives us very accurate error messages.
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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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  • It has autocompleted, but I find it difficult to use or get to use.
  • It doesn't automatically complete table names or field names.
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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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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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Discontinued Products
Our team does the support for us. Sometimes we see download related issues that can easily be fixed by our team. Most issues you will see with one user in your org will probably happen to others, so keep a log and track those issues. Then have a fix for them somewhere that everyone has access to. This will save you a lot of time troubleshooting.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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  • I personally like Workbench Enterprise, and I can do everything I need to do using it.
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