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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle GoldenGate

It is particularly useful in situations where ACTIVE DATA GUARD cannot handle the desired outcome. It can be used to support cross-platform migrations not supported by Active Data Guard which is a far cheaper solution to DR. It is suited for migrations that require zero downtime as there is bi-directional capability built into the product. It is also useful when the source and target are of different databases such as Oracle to SQL Server as the target. It is overkill if all you require is a physical standby that is open read-only.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

We use SQL Compare to troubleshoot performance problems quite a bit since our data model is more like a template and not everything is 100% in sync and customization occurs between different client databases. We continually get pulled into performance issues and the developers will say Client A is performing different than Client B, why? Using SQL Compare, we usually find that one client was tuned and had indexes altered or added that weren't deployed to all clients or other objects weren't deployed correctly during the release.On the other hand, since our data model practices allow client databases to drift I tried to create a new golden image by trying to compare multiple databases based on the same data model and found it to be a very difficult process to complete using SQL Compare. SQL Compare gave me too much information and doesn't allow enough filtering to eliminate a lot of the noise.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Redgate SQL Compare
Connect to traditional data sources
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Redgate SQL Compare
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Oracle GoldenGate
8.3
Redgate SQL Compare

Data Transformations

Oracle GoldenGate
8.5
Redgate SQL Compare
Simple transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Redgate SQL Compare
Complex transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1
Redgate SQL Compare

Data Modeling

Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Redgate SQL Compare
Data model creation
Oracle GoldenGate
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
Metadata management
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Redgate SQL Compare
Business rules and workflow
Oracle GoldenGate
8.0
Redgate SQL Compare
Collaboration
Oracle GoldenGate
7.3
Redgate SQL Compare
Testing and debugging
Oracle GoldenGate
5.6
Redgate SQL Compare
feature 1
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Redgate SQL Compare

Data Governance

Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Redgate SQL Compare
Integration with data quality tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Redgate SQL Compare
Integration with MDM tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Redgate SQL Compare

Database Development

Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
8.9
Version control tools
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.9
Performance optimization tools
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
7.1
Schema maintenance
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2
Database change management
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2

Database Administration

Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
User management
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
Database security
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
Change management
Oracle GoldenGate
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1

Pros

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Powerful output with sub-second speed
  • Supporting Big Data and Cloud environment
  • Capturing source data based on transnational log, no cost on source CPU
  • Handle the distribution and the delivery of committed data in real-time
  • Supports heterogeneous systems regarding target or source database
  • Can be implemented uni-directional, bi-directional or peer-to-peer mode
  • Zero downtime migration
  • Supports data distribution
  • Can be used for disaster recovery or data protection
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Extremely fast!
  • Compares from source control, not just physical databases. No need to keep copies of databases of varying versions laying around.
  • Command line tools integrate easily into automated build processes.
  • Even has plugins for products like Octopus Deploy!
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle GoldenGate

  • Setting Up Oracle GoldenGate as HA in an Oracle RAC environment. While this is possible to do and there is documentation out there, I've found that specific Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle RAC experience is needed in order to make this happen. That level of experience does not exist everywhere.
  • Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate. Currently there are two main options for monitoring Oracle GoldenGate, the first, GoldenGate Monitor, does not scale well as it becomes very non-performant when you have more than 10-15 GoldenGate Managers reporting to it, the second, Oracle Enterprise Manager, while getting better still requires a lot of manual configuration to have Oracle GoldenGate talk to the OEM agent. While this has got a lot better with 12c GoldenGate, I still feel that there is room to improve here.
  • Unable to replicate certain Data Types. Again, less of an issue in 12c Oracle GoldenGate, but there are still some Data Types that Oracle GoldenGate is unable to replicate.
Michael Grayson | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.2
Based on 3 answers
We are very Happy with the product and the support and it helps us achive our 99999 SLA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
Once set up, it's very easy to use and keep running, it's getting to that point that can make it cumbersome to some. Also, depending on the data that you want to replicate, the configuration files can become quite cumbersome to maintain. Learning curve can be high for some who are not as experienced with databases and transactions.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Oracle Support for Oracle GoldenGate has been quite responsive and quite helpful in the few situations where we've needed it. Furthermore, the documentation on Oracle GoldenGate is so good that we often do not need to contact support with issues as the fix is already documented and able to be run by us without needing to open a ticket.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 9.2
Based on 4 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

In-Person Training

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've had Oracle consultants come as well for training days to talk about new features, parts of Oracle GoldenGate we may not be using and things of that nature. The consultants they send are great as they're very knowledgeable about all things Oracle GoldenGate and great resources for any questions or concerns you may have with the product.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We used Oracle University for our Oracle Golden Gate Training and it was top notch. We were able to turn our whole DBA team to Oracle GoldenGate newbies to Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting experts in a matter of a few days, while this obviously did not come cheap, the company felt that it was worth the investment.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 8.6
Based on 3 answers
If Oracle GoldenGate is new to your organization, expose as many DBAs as possible to it. Having your whole team fluent in it will overcome early operational hurdles and allow it to more quickly become an accepted and supported part of your supported platform for your team that will enable the business to use it to its fullest.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle GoldenGate

It wasn't easy to set up replication to a message queue using SharePlex. We had challenges using the product when the application was doing a lot of "rollbacks to savepoint". SharePlex always showed a lag.When I was testing SharePlex, there was no way to offload the workload from the DB server while using it.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle GoldenGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have never had any issues with scaling Oracle GoldenGate itself, however Oracle GoldenGate Monitor does have scaling issues, but with Oracle GoldenGate now able to be monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, this is no longer an issue, in my opinion.
Michael Grayson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Oracle GoldenGate

  • As Oracle GoldenGate integrated well with the Oracle products we were already using, we didn't need to spend additional time and money to purchase or develop an integration solution.
  • XStream and Active Data Guard licenses come free with Oracle GoldenGate, reducing overhead costs.
  • Eliminated the need to scale our workstations up in terms of hardware resources. Creating read-replicas to offload read requests gave more opportunities to scale horizontally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Redgate SQL Compare

  • It's reduced errors and bugs associated with deploying new application features and forgetting to apply required database changes (or incorrectly applying them).
  • It's made deploying new features a quicker task, eliminating the often laborious task of synchronizing schemas and data across databases.
  • These sometimes complex queries and operations can easily be performed by any developer and don't require the involvement of a database administrator to perform.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle GoldenGate

General

Free Trial
Yes
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

Oracle GoldenGate
8.7
Redgate SQL Compare
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Redgate SQL Compare

Usability

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Redgate SQL Compare

Performance

Oracle GoldenGate
9.0
Redgate SQL Compare

Support Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2

In-Person Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Redgate SQL Compare

Online Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Redgate SQL Compare

Implementation Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
Redgate SQL Compare

Scalability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Redgate SQL Compare

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