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Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium is a very well-rounded tool with a reasonable licensing fee given its feature set. It is primarily suited for technical resources who must work with a variety of different database systems, but who may not be database or command line tool wizards. However, its query building and job batch scheduling feature support end-users as they build competency, and it continues to hold its value even as users outgrow their training wheels.Navicat is probably not so appropriate for DBAs and others for whom database development and management is already a career path; these folks have their preferred toolsets, both vendor-supplied and homegrown, and they might consider the additional licensing cost to outweigh the value they'd personally get out of Navicat.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

If you have to keep track of database changes that then need to be sent out to production databases, this is the tool for you! Never again will you need to write complicated scripts and try to catch all the changes that were made in the database between versions. It will even handle data if you need it to!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

Navicat Premium
7.6
Redgate SQL Compare
9.0
Version control tools
Navicat Premium
7.0
Redgate SQL Compare
9.9
Test data generation
Navicat Premium
7.0
Redgate SQL Compare
Performance optimization tools
Navicat Premium
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
7.1
Schema maintenance
Navicat Premium
8.4
Redgate SQL Compare
9.5
Database change management
Navicat Premium
7.4
Redgate SQL Compare
9.5

Database Administration

Navicat Premium
7.8
Redgate SQL Compare
8.5
User management
Navicat Premium
8.4
Redgate SQL Compare
8.0
Database security
Navicat Premium
8.4
Redgate SQL Compare
7.9
Database status reporting
Navicat Premium
7.0
Redgate SQL Compare
Change management
Navicat Premium
7.5
Redgate SQL Compare
9.6

Pros

Navicat Premium

  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Simple and easy comparison of database schemas and data. Differences can be copied or synced from one database to another with a click of a button.
  • You can save "projects" so that you can easily rerun a previous comparison whenever you need to.
  • It has a very simple, easy to learn interface. I've never needed to read any documentation or watch any tutorials in order to figure out how to do something.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Navicat Premium

  • Navicat Premium's documentation can be hit-or-miss, as there are several versions available, and it's not always clear which documentation is current for the version at hand.
  • Navicat Premium's query building interface is not as easy to use or feature-rich as standard IDE and text editor tools, and I've had some issues in the most recent release build with queries auto-running in the middle of making edits, causing a lack of responsiveness in the inbuilt editor -- however, Navicat offers users the ability to edit queries via an external editor, which mitigates these issues to some degree.
  • In the data browser view, paged data navigation sometimes behaves unexpectedly or fails to work whatsoever, requiring a session restart to correct.
  • The process of saving a data export file is cumbersome, requiring navigation through several windows, and I believe it could be significantly streamlined to improve user experience.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • So far so good. I have to be honest, it's not a complicated application, and so far hasn't caused me any issues or to question the choices of the developers!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Navicat Premium

Navicat Premium 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have a great community website where you can search for answers but are also very responsive when it comes to direct support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Navicat Premium

While Sequel Pro is a great shareware tool, it's limited to MySQL databases; while our department does use MySQL databases, we also use Oracle databases, so Navicat Premium's multi-product support is an absolute requirement.Navicat Premium also provides data browser support, including filtering, to empower less technically-minded users to query and manipulate databases, an option not available in Sequel Pro. And the job scheduling and batching features of Navicat Premium further distinguish it above the admirable, if limited, Sequel Pro.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

Honestly, I have never been interested in the usable alternatives. I have always been good to use it. The license cost after all has always been sustainable. I never had the idea of \ u200b \ u200bchanging it nor the need to look at other software. Also (always a redgate software) I use the Data Compare which is the "twin brother" for data check.
Luca Campanelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Navicat Premium

  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Saves me lots of time in doing database migration jobs right the first time.
  • Improves quality of releases, thus reducing rollbacks or stumbles in migrations that need to be be fixed urgently. This improves client and user satisfaction which usually indirectly equates to ROI -- happy customers are paying customers.
  • I get raises because I can deliver better work in my department.
Rob Cowart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navicat Premium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Redgate SQL Compare

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navicat Premium
7.5
Redgate SQL Compare
9.5

Support Rating

Navicat Premium
7.0
Redgate SQL Compare
10.0

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