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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

Toad for Oracle

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.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

Oracle GoldenGate
8.7
Toad for Oracle
Connect to traditional data sources
Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Toad for Oracle
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
Oracle GoldenGate
8.3
Toad for Oracle

Data Transformations

Oracle GoldenGate
8.5
Toad for Oracle
Simple transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Toad for Oracle
Complex transformations
Oracle GoldenGate
8.1
Toad for Oracle

Data Modeling

Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Toad for Oracle
Data model creation
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Toad for Oracle
Metadata management
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Toad for Oracle
Business rules and workflow
Oracle GoldenGate
8.0
Toad for Oracle
Collaboration
Oracle GoldenGate
7.3
Toad for Oracle
Testing and debugging
Oracle GoldenGate
5.6
Toad for Oracle
feature 1
Oracle GoldenGate
7.2
Toad for Oracle

Data Governance

Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Toad for Oracle
Integration with data quality tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Toad for Oracle
Integration with MDM tools
Oracle GoldenGate
7.9
Toad for Oracle

Database Development

Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.8
Version control tools
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Test data generation
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.1
Performance optimization tools
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
8.0
Schema maintenance
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
8.3
Database change management
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.5

Database Administration

Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
8.0
User management
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.9
Database security
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
7.7
Database status reporting
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
8.2
Change management
Oracle GoldenGate
Toad for Oracle
8.3

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

Toad for Oracle

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Toad for Oracle

  • The date/time settings in Toad are kind of difficult to figure out. I have to use an ALTER SESSION command to format the dates so I can actually query date/time fields.
  • It seems to be updated too often. I get notifications very frequently about new versions being available.
  • The export function is difficult to use.
Aaron Baker | 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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the preferred tool for our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

Toad for Oracle 7.2
Based on 14 answers
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.
Jatel Desai | 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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

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.
Maurice Samuels | 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

Toad for Oracle

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

Toad for Oracle

  • 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.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle GoldenGate

General

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

Toad for Oracle

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
Toad for Oracle
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle GoldenGate
9.2
Toad for Oracle
9.0

Usability

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
Toad for Oracle
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Toad for Oracle

Performance

Oracle GoldenGate
9.0
Toad for Oracle

Support Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.8
Toad for Oracle
7.2

In-Person Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Toad for Oracle

Online Training

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Toad for Oracle

Implementation Rating

Oracle GoldenGate
8.6
Toad for Oracle

Scalability

Oracle GoldenGate
10.0
Toad for Oracle

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