Navicat vs. Toad Database Developer Tools

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
Toad Database Developer Tools
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Toad by Quest is a database management toolset that database developers, administrators and data analysts use to simplify workflows, create code free from defects, automate frequent or repetitive processes, and minimize risks. Editions include Toad for Oracle, which automates administration tasks and helps proactively manage databases while embracing performance optimization and risk mitigation. Similar editions exist for IBM DB2, SQL Server, SAP, or MySQL and Postgres environments (Toad Edge).
$229
per year
Pricing
NavicatToad Database Developer Tools
Editions & Modules
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Toad Edge For MySQL
$229
per year
Toad Edge For Postgres
$229
per year
Toad for SQL - Pro Edition
$437
per year
Toad for Oracle - Base Edition
$550
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Base Edition
$636
per year
Toad for SAP - Base Edition
$636
per year
Toad for SQL - Xpert Edition
$763
per year
Toad for Oracle - Professional Edition
$829
per year
Toad for SQL - Dev Edition
$930
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Pro Edition
$996
per year
Toad for Oracle - Professional DB Admin Edition
$1,370
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Xpert Edition
$1,529
per year
Toad for SAP - Xpert Edition
$1530
per year
Toad for Oracle - Xpert Plus Edition
$1,753
per year
Toad for DB2 z/OS - Dev Edition
$1,861
per year
Toad for SAP - Dev Edition
$1863
per year
Toad for SAP - Xpert+ Edition
$2099
per year
Toad for SAP - DBA Edition
$3661
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NavicatToad Database Developer Tools
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often …
Features
NavicatToad Database Developer Tools
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Navicat
8.0
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Toad Database Developer Tools
8.5
32 Ratings
1% below category average
Version control tools7.03 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Test data generation7.03 Ratings6.025 Ratings
Performance optimization tools8.03 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Schema maintenance9.54 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Database change management8.54 Ratings9.528 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
Navicat
8.0
4 Ratings
8% below category average
Toad Database Developer Tools
9.1
32 Ratings
5% above category average
User management9.54 Ratings9.030 Ratings
Database security7.04 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Database status reporting7.03 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Change management8.54 Ratings9.022 Ratings
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User Ratings
NavicatToad Database Developer Tools
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.5
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
NavicatToad Database Developer Tools
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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Quest
Toad for Oracle is very well suited for all Oracle implementations, be it single instance or RAC. It is best suited for use of Oracle DBA, Developer and Database Engineers. I don't recommend Toad for Oracle for Project Managers or Solution Architects. This can be a pricier choice for these people. They can do fine with free options like SQL Developer.
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Pros
PremiumSoft
  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
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Quest
  • Toad is a de-facto standard tool for data developers and analysts. Generally speaking it provides almost every function needed to manage data in EDW with great performance and stability.
  • The nature of clinical data is big-sized: one table may have billions of rows. Toad provides critical functions to manage SQLs, e.g. Top SQL that can monitor and manage SQLs using CPU power and network bandwidth, so that EDW administrator can optimize ETL operations in the best efficiency.
  • Many of our data analysts are not computer science backgrounded (having clinical / nursing background). Toad provides great auditing tools such as Tuning Lab or SQL Scanner, so that data analysts can train themselves with guidance of the tool.
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Cons
PremiumSoft
  • There is room for improvement with customer support and vendor account management
  • Onboarding option/support for new team members within the business using the tool
  • More product/feature updates and trainings
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Quest
  • The power and control it gives is at the same time kind of a negative thing. There's too many options available, even when you don't need them. For simple database operations it's sometimes easier to just use SQL Developer since navigation is way more intuitive and easy.
  • Related with the above: there is a steep learning curve. However, since this is the main tool for any Oracle developer, this is not that much of a problem.
  • If I remember well, Toad used to be free, some 20 years ago. Or at least had a free version. It would be nice to have a free version. The dedicated Oracle developers and DBA's won't use the free version, but all the rest of us developers might use it instead of SQL Developer. It would make communications between everybody somewhat easier.
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Likelihood to Renew
PremiumSoft
No answers on this topic
Quest
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
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Usability
PremiumSoft
No answers on this topic
Quest
I give is an 8 because nothing is a 10 and there is always room for improvement. I believe the user who is not as technologically inclined would be better suited with an easier way to identify the options for setting the layout up for Toad's GUI. To some it is very cumbersome and confusing.
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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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Quest
I give the overall support for Toad for Oracle a 10/10. This is because whenever there has been an issue with this software, our team has got an immediate response. The same can not be said for similar software. The most recent example of this is when we needed to renew our licenses. Some employees were unable to log in to code with the given license key. Support was able to resolve the issue quickly.
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Alternatives Considered
PremiumSoft
Navicat is superior in allowing us to save complex queries and share them with other users. It is also better at administering the database. It also allows us to easily transfer data and structure to a test database server. This saves a ton of time when working on our dev environment to get access to fresh data.
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Quest
Toad is much better than Tableau query writer. Tableau is not intuitive and requires knowledge of proprietary database language to fully implement. Tableau does not perform as quickly and accurately as Toad. Toad is very easy and slim to install. Additional hardware is often required to run Tableau smoothly. Support for Tableau is even more expensive than Toad support.
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Return on Investment
PremiumSoft
  • Practically speaking, Navicat Premium has enabled our department to support database maintenance and extension, migrations, and customer data reporting and analysis requests, without requiring staffers to be database mavens, thereby extending our limited (non-profit) resources in a significant manner.
  • In the long term, we may find our perpetual licenses will age out of usefulness, given that major version updates are (not unreasonably) unavailable for perpetual licensing. However, three years in, we've found it to continue to provide value. And going forward, should a major version upgrade be required, upgrade licensing is available at a reduced cost.
  • As we are a non-commercial organization -- part of the California State University system -- Navicat Premium's one-time license cost is low enough to provide a great value for our department, given the large suite of features it offers; at current non-commercial pricing, one perpetual seat costs out at $599. If you are a commercial organization, the "enterprise edition" is what you'll need to purchase, and at $1,299 per perpetual license, it may be tougher to justify the expenditure. However, Navicat Premium's support for a wide variety of database systems does positively differentiate this product!
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Quest
  • Quick and easy query development helps reduce man-hours in a project which converts to real dollars.
  • Query analysis and tuning result in low database overhead and low latency, thus translating into real dollars because a system can thus handle more requests from customers.
  • Ease of use makes it easy to deploy greenhorns in projects with minimal training, thus helping save money. Otherwise menial and simple jobs would have required experienced DBAs.
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