The best platform for managing SQL Server databases
January 14, 2021

The best platform for managing SQL Server databases

George Stoyle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

dbForge Studio for SQL Server

Overall Satisfaction with dbForge Studio for MySQL

We use various databases--SQL Server being one--and we use dbForge clients to access them all. dbForge Studio for SQL Server is significantly easier to use than SQL Management Studio and has additional functionality that allows me to be a lot more productive.

The software has very well-implemented features including
  • Database documenter
  • Database schema comparison and database data comparison
  • Unit test
  • Code formatting
  • Source control
  • Database designer
  • Index manager
  • Data generator
  • Search
  • Monitor
  • Backup and restore
  • Debugger
  • Query profiler
  • IntelliSense
  • 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
  • Very quick to design and run queries
  • Easy to import/export data
  • Simple to create/edit tables and associated columns/data types
Prior to dbForge Studio for SQL Server, I have only ever used SQL Server Management Studio to manage SQL Server databases. dbForge software, in my experience, is much easier to use, more intuitive, and hence more productive, speeding up most database-related tasks such as designing databases themselves and writing complex SQL code.

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This software is perfect for general management of SQL Server databases and includes a powerful and intuitive GUI for SQL development--it is much more user-friendly than SQL Management Studio, expanding upon this product with many missing features. The query builder/designer is superb and database scripts are very easy to generate.