Quick Database Comparisons
Overall Satisfaction with dbForge Studio for Oracle
- 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
- Time saved is hard to measure, but perhaps weeks of cumulative analysis has been saved by having the application able to quickly compare schematics and data.
- Removing estimations and assumptions around deployed environments is also hard to measure. For example, instead of deploying a new patch, and trusting that high-level queries based on previous exercises will catch discrepancies, dbForge is able to examine all tables, views, indexes, jave components, triggers, and really any other common database object.
Although we had to pay licensing fees to use dbForge, one of the main reasons we chose dbForge is compliance-related: we did not want to use freeware to analyze our database, since we are a utility company that has personally identifiable information in our databases.
Additionally, dbForge had additional features that DBeaver did not, and a smoother application interface for non-DBA expert users to navigate.
Do you think dbForge Studio for Oracle delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with dbForge Studio for Oracle's feature set?
Did dbForge Studio for Oracle live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of dbForge Studio for Oracle go as expected?
Would you buy dbForge Studio for Oracle again?
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.