Navicat vs. Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)

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
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
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo 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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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
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Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Navicat
6.9
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Version control tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Test data generation7.01 Ratings9.01 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
Pragmatic Workbench (discontinued)
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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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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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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
PremiumSoft
  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
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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
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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  • 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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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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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
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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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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  • I personally like Workbench Enterprise, and I can do everything I need to do using it.
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ScreenShots

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