erwin Data Modeler vs. ApexSQL by Quest

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
erwin Data Modeler
Score 9.0 out of 10
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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
ApexSQL by Quest
Score 8.6 out of 10
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ApexSQL is a software development company headquartered in Chapel Hill, US, and a Quest company. The company specializes in developing professional software tools for Microsoft SQL Server including tools for database auditing, recovery, change management, development, and documentation. ApexSQL is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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User Ratings
erwin Data ModelerApexSQL by Quest
Likelihood to Recommend
6.1
(7 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
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User Testimonials
erwin Data ModelerApexSQL by Quest
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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Quest Software
ApexSQL streamslines and automate DBMS in no time, helps in implementing the auditing and compliance requirements and data migration and it also help in building scalable application and secure application like when we develop application using Apex SQL, it will become very secure automatically due to its build in features and also building small application and deployment of code is very easy When you have very large data size sometimes it run a bit slow.
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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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Quest Software
  • Templates
  • Code editing
  • Code Review
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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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Quest Software
  • Source control can be a bit difficult with large database tables
  • Many tools so can be complex for new developers to onboard and use efficiently
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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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Quest Software
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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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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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Quest Software
ApexSQL by Quest provides many toolkits for sql server that stacks up against its alternatives such as Operation toolkit which includes capabilities like disaster recovery, backup and restore etc, DevOps toolkit which include automation, compare and sync toolkit which include comparison between source and target schemas. ApexSQL by Quest also ensures the privacy and security of data. For this mentioned reason, our organization select ApexSQL by Quest
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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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Quest Software
  • Free to use so easily affordable
  • Very easy to use of any new employee can easily learn
  • It provides all encompassing tool for our developers and ApexSQL solves that
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