dbForge Studio for MySQL does the job
Kevin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2016

dbForge Studio for MySQL does the job

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with dbForge Studio for MySQL

I created a website and online store for my client - a company that restores vintage mustangs and sells parts. Occasionally my client will send me a spreadsheet containing updated parts prices. Because the company (Bigcommerce) that hosts the online store uses a MySQL database, and because I'm not particularly fond of using the command prompt to do database work, I wanted a tool to make my job easier. dbForge Studio does just that. The user interface is well thought out, and better organized and easier to use than Microsoft SQL Server. It's a real pleasure to work with and I actually look forward to getting price updates and other database work from my client so I can fire up dbForge Studio and use it.
  • 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.
  • dbForge Studio for MySQL has allowed me to save my clients money because it saves me time. It enhances my reputation for reliability because it allows me to respond to my clients' needs in a timely manner by performing database updates quickly.
I chose dbForge Studio for MySQL instead of MS SQL Server because:
1) For the most part I don't like Microsoft products. Their UIs are notoriously bad, and you never know when a product tweak will create incompatibilities that will require an expensive upgrade.
2) Since our online store host uses a MySQL database, I need a tool that's designed to work with MySQL.
3) When evaluating SQL tools, dbForge impressed me with its ease of use.
I can't say with certainty how well dbForge Studio for MySQL would perform in a complex environment, although based on my limited experience I suspect that it would do just fine. I use it execute some fairly uncomplicated SQL scripts on a downloaded database (1,283 records) and then check the results before uploading the database.