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Redgate SQL Compare

If you have to keep track of database changes that then need to be sent out to production databases, this is the tool for you! Never again will you need to write complicated scripts and try to catch all the changes that were made in the database between versions. It will even handle data if you need it to!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

Redgate SQL Compare
8.6
Version control tools
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2
Performance optimization tools
Redgate SQL Compare
7.5
Schema maintenance
Redgate SQL Compare
8.3
Database change management
Redgate SQL Compare
9.6

Database Administration

Redgate SQL Compare
7.5
User management
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0
Database security
Redgate SQL Compare
6.3
Change management
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2

Pros

  • 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!
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Cons

  • Not the best at initial setups. Sometimes there are error messages that have no bearing on what the problem really is.
  • Documentation sometimes can be lacking, but their support team will make up for that.
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Alternatives Considered

We haven't compared SQL Compare with other tools in a VERY long time because they are honestly THE BEST.
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Return on Investment

  • This single tool has saved us TONS of man hours every sprint. We don't need to worry about writing these change scripts anymore. Just set it and forget it!
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Pricing Details

Redgate SQL Compare

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