DBArtisan may be pricey, but its worth it
Zhann Goloborodko | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2019

DBArtisan may be pricey, but its worth it

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DBArtisan

Within the Developers, DBArtisan is used primarily as a database IDE and to manage the database's infrastructure. There are plenty of good free IDE alternatives, our favorite is SQuirreL, but its ability to manipulate db devices, monitor logs, manage elements like triggers, and much more make it worth the investment for us. This tool gives you a familiar front into most your database's inner workings.
  • IDE
  • DB Management
  • Locks up far too often
  • Licensing structure is expensive
  • While it is expensive, it saves us a great deal of time in getting a lot of DB work done.
  • The front end is reasonably powerful and significantly more polished than any of the free alternatives
SQuirreL isn't showing up in the search results ... that is our favorite free alternative. Very powerful IDE, very easy to use.
Oracle SQL Developer is just a very basic front end. Free, simple, works, but in a different league from DBArtisan.
I recently tried IntelliJ. I wasn't too much a fan, so I stuck with DBArtisan.
I have never tried their support so the number above is meaningless.

Do you think DBArtisan delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with DBArtisan's feature set?

Yes

Did DBArtisan live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of DBArtisan go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy DBArtisan again?

Yes

It is a basic IDE with DB Management support. If you are managing various DBs, or are looking for an easy to use GUI, DbArtisan is nice.

Technically, everything that it does can easily be done on command line and scripted. It isn't necessary, so given its price it all depends on how valuable your IT's time is.

DBArtisan Feature Ratings

Version control tools
Not Rated
Test data generation
9
Performance optimization tools
8
Schema maintenance
10
Database change management
Not Rated
User management
8
Database security
8
Database status reporting
Not Rated
Change management
Not Rated