Navicat Premium: Better than advertised, almost better than OEM
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 29, 2020

Navicat Premium: Better than advertised, almost better than OEM

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Navicat Premium

The Navicat monitor sub-application is being used to monitor various cloud databases and MySQL. OEM required too much patching and another software alternative was needed to accomplish monitoring heterogenous databases. Ease of connectivity was a requirement also, and Navicat monitoring being accessible via standard html met that requirement. Most features were identical to OEM (alert notification, performance monitoring, etc).
  • Access via standard html
  • Alert notification
  • Remote deploy databases
  • Clone databases
  • Similar features to OEM provided very easy to use, out-of-the-box functionality.
  • No large infrastructure changes were needed to deploy and install.
Pros: Mac OS, Linux, Windows OS support. Cloud db support for all major vendors. Standard HTML accessibility. Standard/Enterprise edition compatibility. Remote and performance monitoring, alert notification, online query analyzing.
Cons: No disaster recovery management, installation, deployment. No clone database support. Monitoring templates are missing so each configured "monitoring" item has to be addressed discretely.
Very robust online community and well as excellent support staff. Easy to follow video tutorials. Detailed sample configurations are provided with guided walk-throughs via remote classroom instruction. Very fast response from support staff. No internal hires were necessary for support as vendor support staff fully met all technical expertise. 24/7 incident reporting and tracking is great.

Do you think Navicat Premium delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Navicat Premium's feature set?

Yes

Did Navicat Premium live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Navicat Premium go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Navicat Premium again?

Yes

Very complimentary features to Oracle Enterprise Manager make Navicat Premium very easy to use and navigate. Some very important features are missing, like online replication and disaster recovery deployment and configuration. Robust language support is available too without large i/o overheard for multibyte language sets. No SQL database support has been added and assists with HIVE and large data set management.

Navicat Premium Feature Ratings

Version control tools
7
Test data generation
7
Performance optimization tools
8
Schema maintenance
7
Database change management
5
User management
7
Database security
7
Database status reporting
7
Change management
7