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Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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This is a free, very easy to use tool, and also quite widely used. If somebody wants to learn SQL and PL/SQL, this is the number one tool to begin with. Also, for Oracle databases, this tool works quite well and has some integrated solutions that other SQL IDE's lack. This functions well as a platform for new users and for highly trained professionals as well.
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Ken Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

SQL Developer FOC

Score 10 out of 10
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Well suited for querying the database and doing administrative functions on the database. SQL Developer is also well suited for writing new functions and procedures. It compiles quickly and allows you to see where the error is quickly. Not well suited from my perspective for bouncing the the database or restarting the database. The best thing is it is free.
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Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2019

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Oracle SQL is well suited for:
  • Extracting DDL for tables and index is great.
  • Extracting DDL for constraints is not and using dbms_metadata is required.
  • Obtaining help for SQL commands would be great, like "help alter table".
  • Same for easily looking up Oracle errors (so merge SQL developer command line with the OERR facility)
  • Procedural interfaces with data pump import/export would be great too (automatically generate the calls to dbms_datapump).
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Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle SQL Developer is an excellent tool for running queries that may be needed by a business. It is a great tool for viewing the different tables in your relational database. For DBAs, would usually work on monitoring databases and viewing permissions, other tools would be better suited than this one.
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Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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For software development purposes, Oracle SQL Developer is great. It quickly connects to an Oracle instance and allows developers to test their SQL quickly and efficiently. Likewise, when trying to replicate various database structures, the ability to retrieve the DDL is also very useful.
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Chris Oros | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

Great for non-DBA users

Score 8 out of 10
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Factoring into my rating is the fact that the use of SQL Developer is free. I would suggest SQL Developer because it performs as well as any non-free application. That is, SQL Developer is not a "bare-bones" product- it is able to perform the same functions and aid in tuning a query just as well as any other product.
For non-DBAs, the interface is relatively easy to understand, with a straightforward feeling and very few buttons. This 'plain' feeling can help non-expert users not feel intimidated or inundated.
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Aaron Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 30, 2019

Easy-to-use tool

Score 8 out of 10
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SQL Developer is well-suited for low to medium volume select, update, insert, and delete queries where the number of records touched is <1,000,000 records. SQL Developer is less suited for real PL/SQL development. Our software engineers use other tools to write and compile larger PL/SQL packages. It isn't a bad thing but it's something that could be looked into.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Oracle SQL Developer is well-suited for all companies that are using Oracle SQL Databases. First and foremost, it is absolutely free, and there are many free in-depth tutorials and documentation online to answer all of your questions. No matter the amount of experience, I am sure all database administrators will be able to work much more productively with their organization's databases through this IDE.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 16, 2019

SQL developer for dummies

Score 6 out of 10
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SQL Developer is a free application, so always recommended for non-DBA and amateur developers. The features provided in SQL Developer are user-friendly and simple to understand, so it is better recommended for non-expert users. Although the features provided in SQL Developer are limited, they function seamlessly, like any other licensed application or paid software. For advanced users like DBA and SQL experts, the SQL developer features do not suffice and have to go for advanced applications like TOAD, but it comes with a cost.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle SQL Developer is best suited anytime data is requested or we need to investigate an issue. Often, everything you might be looking for is not found on the same table, so joining tables to pull all of the information you might need or want is a very helpful tool. Doing this and branching out with your query writing skills takes time but this is where SQL is best suited. You will see while you're doing this that it may prompt you to help you more easily connect the tables.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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In general, it's well suited for developers, DBAs and data architects to run queries, display databases, database object info, DBA activities, and modeling. However, I am not sure it is best suited for generating DDL to automate the ETL process for example. Overall, this is my go-to tool for daily database activities.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Oracle SQL Developer Review

Score 5 out of 10
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Oracle SQL Developer allows one pane of glass to make it valuable, and saves times while working on various other products of Oracle and other software. Oracle SQL Developer is good for any type of company, big or small, that needs it for development. The catch is, the way people are using it needs to be monitored. This is because it is a single product that connects to production and non-production, it is easy to make a mistake and push to the wrong instance.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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Its free and very intuitive tool to use for new people who are new to SQL. The only drawback it has is its bulky software.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 27, 2019

Highly recommended!

Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle SQL is great for creating inquiries, managing tables and users, and creating programmed tasks or jobs in the database.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Oracle SQL Developer is a free tool to access Oracle Database and I don't see any scope where it can't be less appropriate may if you're a DBA.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Oracle SQL developer is well suited to run quick reports or to extract quick info and create or change objects, but I would think is less appropriate when using it everyday to report when another tool should be used.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2019

Great lightweight tool

Score 7 out of 10
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In order to be used in an environment where installation restrictions are high, SQL Developer is a very portable, non-intrusive SQL IDE.
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About SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is an integrated development environment (IDE) which provides editors for working with SQL, PL/SQL, Stored Java Procedures, and XML in Oracle databases.

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