Navicat vs. Oracle SQL Developer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Navicat
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Navicat Premium is a multi-connection database development and administration tool which can simultaneously connect 7 databases (MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite) from a single application. Compatible with cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, MongoDB Atlas and Huawei Cloud, developerws can quickly and easily build, manage and maintain databases.N/A
SQL Developer
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Oracle SQL Developer is an integrated development environment (IDE) which provides editors for working with SQL, PL/SQL, Stored Java Procedures, and XML in Oracle databases.N/A
Pricing
NavicatOracle SQL Developer
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NavicatSQL Developer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NavicatOracle SQL Developer
Considered Both Products
Navicat

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SQL Developer
Chose Oracle SQL Developer
[The] developer's user interface is very handy and simple to use. [W]e can see full query [executions] and optimize the query data import and export, [which] is very easy. [Easy] [installation] and setup [of the] debugging [process] is easy.
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Features
NavicatOracle SQL Developer
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Navicat
6.9
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Oracle SQL Developer
-
Ratings
Version control tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Test data generation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance optimization tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Schema maintenance7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Database change management5.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
Navicat
7.2
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Oracle SQL Developer
-
Ratings
User management7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Database security7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Database status reporting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change management7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NavicatOracle SQL Developer
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(2 ratings)
7.5
(72 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NavicatOracle SQL Developer
Likelihood to Recommend
PremiumSoft
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.
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Oracle
Almost all development activities (the tool is called "SQL Developer", not "DBA Toolset") can be done easily and quick with [Oracle] SQL Developer. From data model creation (tables, views) to development (creation of procedures, functions, packages) and then testing (SQL Developer includes an easy to use debugger), all tasks can be performed in a single tool.
It may not be as complete as other solutions for DBA tasks like instance monitoring, but it is usually OK for development and testing environments if you want to do some basic troubleshooting.
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Pros
PremiumSoft
  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
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Oracle
  • Object Browser in SQL Developer allows you to explore the contents of your database using the connection tree.
  • The SQL Worksheet is an editor that allows for execution of SQL statements, scripts, and PL/SQL anonymous blocks. SELECT statements can be executed to return results in a spreadsheet-like 'grid' or can be executed as a script such to emulate SQL*Plus behavior and output
  • DBA Console allows users with administrative privileges to access DBA features such as database init file configuration, RMAN backup, storage, etc.
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Cons
PremiumSoft
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • Inability to run multiple queries on the same database. You can only run one query on a given database.
  • Analytical models created from complex tables isn't accurate, and needs work.
  • Inability to view multiple tables of a database side-by-side. When trying to find correlations between tables, it would help to be able to see them at once on the same page.
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Likelihood to Renew
PremiumSoft
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Oracle
We had already thought of changing to TOAD, but we decided to stick with Oracle SQL Developer until the end.
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Usability
PremiumSoft
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Oracle
At times, Oracle SQL Developer may experience freezing issues. However, despite this occasional inconvenience, the tool offers valuable features such as the ability to integrate plugins like utPLSQL, which greatly assists in debugging and testing our packages. Additionally, the usage of breakpoints and the flexibility to format text according to individual configurations enhance the debugging process.
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Support Rating
PremiumSoft
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.
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Oracle
Large user community support
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Implementation Rating
PremiumSoft
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Oracle
Just download and uncompress!
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Alternatives Considered
PremiumSoft
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.
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Oracle
I have started to use Toad for Oracle recently because it is easier to sort and filter results, due to their memory sort feature that puts the results from your query in memory so that you don't have to rerun your query. I have used SQL Developer to easily update records in tables that I need to fix. I haven't found an easy way to do this in Toad other than writing SQL insert statements.
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Return on Investment
PremiumSoft
  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
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Oracle
  • It gives 100% return on investment as it is free of cost.
  • No need to have multiple tools for each database
  • Considering the employee training, so one can save money on training, as it is not very hard to use so still savings.
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