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Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
- Supported: Data Comparison and Sync
- Supported: Data Editor
- Supported: Administration and Maintenance
- Supported: Database Backup and Restore
- Supported: Database Refactoring
- Supported: Debugger
- Supported: Exporting and Importing Data
- Supported: Object Editors
- Supported: Query Builder
- Supported: Data generator
- Supported: Documenter
- Supported: Copy database
- Schema compare and synchronization
- Database documentation
- Database performance analysis [and] optimization
- On the fly code completion and object identification
- Second to none object export mechanism and supported-formats
- [The] installation error I've already reported (ABARTN).xml [could use some improvement]. This has to do with Windows Defender (the default Windows anti-virus) not allowing the installation on the default installation directory of dbForge Studio [for SQL Server], thus the error. [With] the workaround, [I] was to disable the anti-virus for the duration of the installation, then turn it back on when the installation [was] been completed.
- [I would like to see] better defined licensing models for larger teams (seated vs. name licenses).
- "Visual Query Builder"
- "Database Synchronization"
- "Data Import and Export Tools"
- "Visual Database Editor"
- "Data Editor with filtering, grouping, and sorting"
- Visual Query Builder (for example support UNION in Visual Query Builder)
- SQL jobs functionality (for example scheduling Backup of Database)
- Support Linked Servers
- Code Completion
- Its support run time query, which we can automate
- It gives suggestions for joint operations
- Easy to debug
- We can see physical view models of the database
- Easy to take backup and restore
- It has only 30 day trial periods
- Some time suggestions of joint operations are not accurate
- For students it should be free
- Generates random data to test databases.
- Copies data, but also compares database schemes.
- Nice look and feel.
- Easy to use.
- Lots of features that don't clutter the screen.
- Bit pricy maybe
- UI doesn't always save preferences.
- A detailed wizard to compare data between databases or tables.
- Importing and exporting data in many formats from csv's to Excel, Word, and just about anything else.
- Database tools to check Sessions and Security.
- SQL Query completion and error analysis.
- Creation of Views and other objects with visuals and wizards.
- Reporting and other great visuals that we just have not gotten around to yet.
- Import and Export wizards from and to many different sources with a lot of options and a very handy wizard. I am able to import data to tables that other import tools choke on. The wizard is able to export or import to 15 different options.
- It can compare data between tables or databases, which is great as it is, but it also has a schema comparison tool. It makes an all around set of tools useful for upgrades or syncing up databases.
- The create view/edit view tool makes that process as easy as dragging and dropping without losing functionality. You can drag from any tables, perform functions on any field, and visually see all of your joins, grouping, and other criteria both visually and in generated SQL.
- The database explorer is really nice as it allows grouping, and coloring databases based the type of environment.
- I could keep going, but I'll end with the command-line generation, which allows the creation of a snippet of script code that automates the tool. We have some repetitive tasks that are completely executed at the command-line via a script.
- The import wizard is really good, but I would like to have a direct import from a SQL Statement.
- The Create View or Modify View function generates the SQL, and you can edit the SQL directly. This is really handy, but directly editing the SQL sometimes produces errors in the view's logic. The conversion from SQL to the visual tool is not always clean.
- In the database explorer, I like to keep all of my database connections all neat and orderly in there, which works great with color coding, but it would be a nice to have non-connection objects to create spacing and other organizational functions.
- Database documenter
- Database schema comparison and database data comparison
- Unit test
- Code formatting
- Source control
- Database designer
- Index manager
- Data generator
- Backup and restore
- Query profiler
- Visual query designer
- Great SQL editor
- Simple to create tables and associated columns
- Make it easier to enlarge/zoom table view
- Don't automatically add columns to "group by" in query designer
- No multi-editing
- Quick, high-level comparison of thousands of tables and their details
- Intuitive identification of findings, such as discrepancies, inconsistencies, things that are equal, and source/target environment changes
- The ability to parameterize searches more would be advantageous. For example, being able to specify to only look for certain columns, certain data type changes, etc.
- The output reports from dbForge are very plain and could contain more detail, and perhaps be structured more like a pivot table form Excel
Whenever a user or DBA wants to compare schematics between two environments, dbForge is extremely helpful. This is useful during version or framework upgrades, a database upgrade, patch implementations, service package implementations, or any time to environments would be different.
The time it would take to write and execute queries, and then compare is exponentially longer than it takes with dbForge, where this is done and you have an application that allows you to quickly identify incongruities.
They do not currently have the ability to graphically design or edit table/database schemas, which makes this tool a no-go for most development tasks (unless you are just writing functions/stored procs, and then the intellisense is very handy). However, the grouping and sorting of data right through the data grids is extremely useful. Grouping is also a snap by a simple right-click on any column. You can even edit data from a query instead of having to edit all the data in the table!
- Intellisense is rock solid.
- Sorting, filtering, and grouping are super easy by just using the grid columns. No having to write queries!
- UI is super intuitive.
- There is a master-child detail designer where you drop tables into the designer, link up their relationships (whether there are foreign keys or not), and then you can view the linked data.
- No table/database designers (yet). They have said it's coming.
- No way to create scripts to create the database/tables that other tools have. This makes it difficult for developers to use to generate DDL scripts.
- Data export does an individual insert per row of data, which is a little inefficient. Other tools will do a single insert for a configurable amount of rows per insert statement.
- It's easy to use. DBAs and developers can use the dbForge Studio for SQL Server and no complex tutorial is needed.
- Queries builder in a visual designer is awesome. Very powerful.
- Database scripts are easily generated. And it is fast!
- Should be more compatible with SQL Management Studio. Integration would be good.
- Sometimes crashes.
It's not so good if you need to: Manage user permissions or debug queries.
- It allows for easy synchronization between Oracle databases and schemas.
- Installation and configuration was a breeze, so it provided a quick return on investment.
- It runs quite well on standard hardware.
- There can be problems when attempting to run it over Linux.
- There were some formatting issues when Windows 10 came out, but they were addressed.
- The full version was a little bit more expensive than we were hoping.
- dbForge Studio has a clear user interface to monitor SQL server performance. It allows me to kill large or possible inefficient SQL quickly so it doesn't impact the server too much.
- I find the SQL editor to be more friendly to use than the competitors, which seems generic. I can preview tables while writing codes.
- Does not support NoSQL, not a huge deal breaker but could be useful to my application.
- Some functions could be made more automated like drag and drop. Not a huge issue though.
- Connection manager (we use it through ssh tunnels) works effortlessly.
- Great sync tools for both database schemas and data.
- Storing code snippets to be used when needed.
- Nice code suggestions while typing queries.
- Usually does very well with storing your session and opening all of your sql tabs when opening the apps next time.
- Does very well when executing large sql files (without opening the files into the application that is).
- Pretty good debugging help when a problem occurs in executing a query or a files with multiple queries.
- We have about 10 different server connections open at the same time to manage database on each of those servers. Unfortunately this breaks the very useful typing-suggestions of dbForge, as it no longer seems to understand where to look for the right tables and columns. The query does execute correctly though.
- I wish there was an easy way to store a standard configuration when doing a backup for databases. There is a couple of tables which we never backup, and every time I have to uncheck those tables manually before doing a backup.
- The JSON viewer is great, but is also unfortunately lacking in a couple of ways:
- 1- No folding/unfolding of blocks
- 2- Depending on the position of the data cell in your screen, the JSON viewer window can be displayed at an uncomfortable position and size, without an option to correct this, making reading the data very hard
- 3- The search and find function for data in cells is very contra-intuitive: when I open a cell t view it's data, I do not expect the search and find function to hop to other cells. This causes me to loose my current view and having to find and load the cell I was in all over again.
- This only happens rarely, but when it happens it is very frustrating: the backup or restore function freezes somewhere in the middle of the process without any error or warning message. But as said, this only happens very rarely.
- I wish I could execute a file on multiple databases at once. At the moment I have to manually select each of the database where I would like to perform an update on before executing the update SQL.
- Selecting rows of data and copying them into a table (with an equal number of columns and appropriate column definitions) as an update for existing rows sometimes gives unreasonable errors.
- When editing the structure of a table, it is not possible to copy multiple column definitions to another table, or even just select a couple of columns and dragging them into a different position for the same table.
- I have seen some very nice database analytics windows in other mysql clients like Querious and even Workbench. I really miss better statistics about running mysql servers + insight into currently running (slow) queries. I know this all available info, so it is unfortunate that I have to write queries and dig into the server myself to find this kind of info.
- The look and feel really could be improved into a more modern and minimalistic application. Once again, look at Querious for inspiration.
- dbForge Studio for MySQL worked perfectly well for a database administrator. The UI is very friendly and I was able to improve all tasks regarding my job, manage user privileges, table maintenance, server sessions etc.
- The query development really improved with dbForge Studio for MySQL. All of the developer team had a much easier way to develop all the queries that were used inside the systems. The Visual Query Builder improved the performance and quality of the queries made by the developers and programmers.
- The database designer brought to us a totally different vision of the database model. Before dbForge Studio for MySQL the database model was completely lost and corrupted. With dbForge Studio for MySQL we were able to put all objects together in a organized way. All of the IT department members knew where each table was connected to, and everybody was able to access the model before starting the development, reducing the inconsistencies of the company systems, and as a consequence we reduced the costs of development.
- The user interface is well thought out and well organized, and that makes dbForge Studio for MySQL a pleasure to use.
- dbForge Studio for MySQL is exceedingly stable - I've never had a problem with it crashing or locking up; nor have I come across any bugs in it.
- It's easy to make backups in dbForge Studio for MySQL, which encourages frequent backing up of schema and other important data.
- I use dbForge Studio for MySQL in a limited environment - an online store hosted by Bigcommerce - so I don't see anything that cries out for improvement. It might be different if I was juggling multiple databases in an enterprise environment spread out over the Internet, but for what I need, dbForge Studio for MySQL does the job perfectly.